In 1995, the founder of Tesla and SpaceX studied economics and physics at the University of Pennsylvania. However, as an active student, he also became an assistant to Professor Miles Bass and helped him teach or correct management students’ work, specifically the course. Business: Implementation and Operations.
A former student who attended the course kept all of his papers and papers in his garage for many years. But recently, they were discovered by his son, who, while looking at his father’s yearbooks and academic results, discovered the name and initials of billionaire Elon Musik, according to television reports. CNN.
Although Brian Thomas does not remember that Musk taught him, he decided to take advantage of the situation and make as much money as possible.
“Even though I’m talking to you now, I don’t remember he was in class,” he told CNN about Musk. The only person he remembers is Professor Bass, who died in 2010.
However, submit the paperwork to RR Auctions to sell it at an online auction. As reported by television, the company focuses on autographs and autographs of celebrities, and has sold, for example, the writings of Albert Einstein and Steve Jobs, the price of which ranged from one hundred thousand to one million dollars.
However, this was not the case with the papers that Musk fixed. They sold it to an unknown buyer for $7753, which is about 6,850 euros. The reason for the lower price may also be the fact that the papers did not contain any signature of the holder, but only the initials EM.
– RR Auction (RRAuction) December 6, 2021
Musk obviously didn’t have a sense of humor in the ’90s
There were also very few complete words in the business that a billionaire should write. However, people were fascinated by the phrase that Brian Thomas included in the research paper, specifically in answering the question why a company needs an escape strategy, i.e. an ‘exit strategy’.
Thomas wrote a phrase in response “shit hits the fan”Which we can freely translate as “Hov** hits the radiator.” This indicates a situation in which unexpected problems arise. Musk apparently did not have the same sense of humor as the student, and crossed out the phrase by writing a word over it. “graphic” Indicating that the student had used the vulgar word.
At the same time, Thomas Bryan told TV that he had no idea that Musk’s then-assistant would fix the job. His statement was an inside joke between him and the professor, but over time he considers it a stupid move.
resources: CNN, Twitter / RR Auctions
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