What Elon Musk should learn from the Thai cave rescue

Rescuers evacuating one of the soccer team members from Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai province, Thailand, last week.
Rescuers evacuating one of the soccer team members from Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai province, Thailand, last week.PHOTO: ROYAL THAI NAVY

Silicon Valley moguls seem to believe they can fix almost anything, and they appear befuddled when their attempts to do so aren't met with unbridled enthusiasm.

Tech billionaire Elon Musk was among the millions of people captivated by the plight of the 12 boys and their soccer coach recently trapped in a cave in Thailand. But Mr Musk didn't just follow the story on the news and social media; he has vast resources, so he also tried to help.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 16, 2018, with the headline 'What Elon Musk should learn from the Thai cave rescue'. Subscribe