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Around these parts, we spend a fair bit of time trying to suss out who’s likely to be “the next Elon Musk” and the “next Tesla.” These are coveted positions, after all: Musk is now worth $100 billion, he just picked up a fresh Gulfstream private jet, and his upcoming “Battery Day” presentation is so hyped up, he’s holding a lottery to figure out who can attend in person.  Meanwhile, Tesla’s market cap has reached more than $424 billion, making it more valuable than Walmart. Musk noted crossing the 420 mark with an uncharacteristically subtle tweet, saying, “These sure are wild times.”

So yeah, we’re pretty interested in figuring out who’s poised to recreate that kind of success. From what we can tell, Rivian and its CEO, RJ Scaringe, have a good shot.

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(Bloomberg Businessweek) — Doug Gardner spent two decades helping athletes at the Boston Red Sox, the NFL Players Association, and various university teams cope with their inner demons and overcome the mental blocks that impede peak performance. Then in 2017, he shifted from football fields and baseball diamonds to an emerging and less understood competitive arena: the ergonomic chairs and big-screen monitors of e-sports, in which teams wield video game controllers to zap rivals into oblivion.


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Gardner and a growing cohort of athletic trainers say e-sports can be every bit as taxing as more physical endeavors such as basketball, baseball, or boxing. While e-sports squads typically lack the resources of big-league pro teams, they’re catching up fast. Top squads are hiring dietitians and chefs, personal trainers, sleep specialists, and psychologists to support players. And they’re building training facilities with gym equipment and wellness rooms alongside the gaming computers.

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If you’re someone who not only has a good job, decent benefits and a great salary that you just can’t fathom giving up but also has an entrepreneurial passion for something outside of your job, you’re not alone. When people embrace long-time passions or explore new ones, they often come to the crossroads of giving up the security of a 9-to-5 to explore their passion or tucking away their passions out of practicality. What if you didn’t have to choose?

There’s a group of individuals, which I call hybrid-entrepreneurs, who choose to exist between worlds benefitting from the security of a steady salary and healthcare package during the day while also working on their business aspirations at night. The hybrid-entrepreneur path is not an easy one. 

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