Top stories: April 2016

29 April 2016

Each month we will round up some of the top stories in space, entrepreneurship, innovation, finance and technology.

Here’s our first round-up for April:

Adam Grant: The surprising habits of original thinkers

How do creative people come up with great ideas? Organisational psychologist Adam Grant studies “originals”: thinkers who dream up new ideas and take action to put them into the world. In this talk, learn three unexpected habits of originals — including embracing failure. “The greatest originals are the ones who fail the most, because they’re the ones who try the most,” Grant says. “You need a lot of bad ideas in order to get a few good ones.”

Watch the TED Talk below or access it directly here.

5 Tips from Peter Diamandis on Finding Your Passion

If someone gave you a billion dollars today and told you to spend it on improving the world, what would you do with it?

Read the full article here and watch the YouTube video below.

“How BIG Do We Think? That’s How To Make It BIGGER!” – via Andreas von der Heydt, Head of Amazon Kindle


London Investment Firm Is Launching the World’s First Space Fund

In late May, a London-based investment firm Seraphim Capital plans to launch the very first venture capital fund solely focused on space. Read more here.

This résumé for Elon Musk proves you never, ever need to use more than one page

Let’s say you are Elon Musk, one of the most influential entrepreneurs in tech history whose career spans two decades of successful startups….

Read the full article here.

Credit: Novorésumé

Google’s Chief of Moonshots: You should try to kill your best ideas

If you want to create a successful, hyper-growth company around solving tough problems, you’ve got to create the right culture, learn to rapidly experiment, and encourage rapid *failure* in your organisation.

Peter Diamandis explores the inside workings of “X” (formally Google X, Google’s R&D factory) through his conversations with “Astro Teller”, Chief of Moonshots. The full article can be seen here.

Billionaire’s Newest Moonshot Venture Aims to Change the World

Most iconic entrepreneurs don’t build billion-dollar empires by chasing riches. Instead, they’re in hot pursuit of fulfilling a dream that can change the world. It’s that imaginative spirit that drives innovation.

Read the full article here.

Credit: Moon Express
Credit: Moon Express

SpaceX Plans to Debut Red Dragon with 2018 Mars Mission

SpaceX has entered into an agreement with NASA for a Dragon mission to Mars, set to take place as early as 2018. Known as “Red Dragon”, the variant of the Dragon 2 spacecraft will be launched by the Falcon Heavy rocket, ahead of a soft landing on the surface of Mars. The mission is also part of an agreement with NASA to gain further data on Mars landings.

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"Red Dragon". Credit: SpaceX
“Red Dragon”. Credit: SpaceX