I am a fan of Elon Musk and view him as the 21st century’s version of Leonardo DaVinci.
I came across this video interview where he talks about how he got started. Turns out he is a self learner and had a lot of books when he was growing up. The interview is quite long but is fascinating. If you only have time to watch a few minutes, start watching at 1:01. He talks about his creative process.
Here’s a recent post about his company SpaceX and the way the Internet empowers creative individuals.