"He needed to meet me," is how Parker describes Emanuel's persistent entreaties. "But I was preoccupied with other things, so I didn't respond. Then one day I was sitting at a meeting at the SpaceX factory with Elon Musk and Larry Page, and somebody comes up from behind, puts his hands on my shoulders, and starts shaking me violently. I was startled. 'It's Ari Fucking Emanuel!' the person shouted. 'Read your e-mail!' " Parker was shaken -- literally and figuratively -- and he apologized for having ignored Emanuel. "Well, I want to have a meeting," responded Emanuel. "Let's do it as soon as this is over."
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