Best Of Forbes 2021: Manufacturing & Industry | Forbes

If there’s one industry that took the spotlight in 2021, it’s manufacturing. From supply chain issues to boats blocking canals, it seems everyone has been affected by the ripples caused by the global pandemic. We took a look at overfishing’s impacts on coastal communities and why sand mining is causing an environmental crisis you’ve never heard of. We met young entrepreneurs and former Tesla employees who are shaping the future of electric vehicles and toured long-standing companies behind household staples like fragrances and lightbulbs. Here’s a look back at some of our favorite videos of the year in manufacturing and industry.

0:00 Where The World Sends Its Multimillion-Dollar Ships To Die (Jun 15, 2021)
10:58 The Tesla Mafia: How Elon Musk’s Ex-Employees Are Becoming His Top Rivals (Mar 3, 2021)
18:01 Meet The World’s Youngest Self-Made Billionaire: Austin Russell (Apr 19, 2021)
23:27 Building A Sustainable Cryptocurrency Future Using Bitcoin Mining With Natural Gas (Dec 19, 2021)
30:37 This EV Entrepreneur Built A Multimillion Dollar Company In Two Years (Dec 8, 2021)
32:50 Bulbrite’s Million Dollar Success Is A Family Affair (Aug 8, 2021)
38:29 How Sand Mining Is Quietly Creating A Major Global Environmental Crisis (Nov 29, 2021)
53:44 Can BioTech Clean Up The $765 Billion Chemical Industry? (Nov 21, 2021)
1:01:23 The $35 Billion Flavor And Fragrance Company You’ve Probably Never Heard Of (Oct 25, 2021)
1:06:01 Meet The Entrepreneur Who Built An Electric Vehicle Company Worth Millions Before Age 30 (Dec 1, 2021)
1:08:11 Elon Musk Got Rich From Tesla But What About The Other Founders? (Nov 17, 2021)
1:12:34 How Overfishing Robs Coastal Indigenous Communities Of Their Livelihoods (Aug 31, 2021)
1:27:59 How This Company Is Making Spaceflight Greener With Biofuels (Dec 5, 2021)

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  1. ZERO research. ZERO critical thinking. ZERO questioning of the religion / cult of Felon Muskrat.
    Go watch every video of Common Sense Skeptic (CSS) and Thunderf00t (Dr Phil Mason) to learn what a scammer, fraud Musk is.

  2. It won’t help and even harmful if we only care about environment when people are starving and try to hold a job.

  3. teslas just are'nt THAT good really.. lots of just stupid solutions that might cause problems when they get older..

  4. Paypal Mafioso and Luminar stuffs are the most awesome thing in the industry today. Thanks Forbes!

  5. Shouldn't there be an organization that includes each country like the UN that makes rules on how to stop damaging our earth and start fixing it? Start making some rules that fixes these issues? This is so sad.

  6. All the crypto mining alternatives sounds like elaborate greenwashing:
    -Seal the wells that expulse methane? Nope, use it for mining, still release CO2 that will need to be recaptured later, using energy.
    -Only use solar or wind energy? We need it to reduce non-carbon neutral energy production
    -Only use excess energy? Makes only sense if excess green energy was produced and no energy storage capacity is available.
    -Use proof of space? All the digital storage still needs to be produced using resources.

  7. Elon Musk did not create Tesla. He obviously deserve the credit to where he has taken the company, but stop saying he created Tesla.

  8. Most of the ships wrecking recycling steels 90-95% of it are ending up in China for the last 30-35 years.Most of China 🇨🇳 high rise buildings are building from those recycling steels..

  9. I thought it was interesting how the guy at 51:00 was describing his innovation, but I would worry about how well non tech savvy people would understand him. It seemed a little excessive in using technical jargon

  10. 1:29:54 …should read…"Business of Climate Change Alarmism " …Just asserting that anthropogenic climate change is happening every 30 seconds doesn't mean it is.

  11. 1:29:00 "Law enforcement" …yeah…no doubt. Gotta enforce worldwide pseudo-laws! Drown all productivity with pseudo-law…demand everyone be licensed…that always works out well.

  12. 1:28:40 …Don't forget "spy on fisherman, so they can screw over the little guy at the behest of the big guys and ignorant NIMBY fucks in the USSA" …and "spy on everyone, so they can deny the American peasants a choice at the ballot box, courtesy of the American IC("intelligence" community)" …spy…spy…spy! (…and spy some more!) Wheee! It's fun to inherit a free country so everyone takes our debt dollars! Wheeee! World domination!

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