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Elon Musk

Posted: December 9, 2020 in General
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The Greatest Person of our century.

I would like to stop for a minute in our life, want to thank and appreciate what Elon musk has given us (and still).

Here are the paragraph of who Elon Musk is as he is:

Elon Reeve Musk FRS is a business magnate, industrial designer and engineer. He is the founder, CEO, CTO and chief designer of SpaceX; early investor, CEO and product architect of Tesla, Inc.; founder of The Boring Company; co-founder of Neuralink; and co-founder and initial co-chairman of OpenAI.

This defines him a very successful person and visionary mankind today in our world.

There are numerous break throughs and new invention that he had make it happen. I don’t mean he did it by himself, obviously with his great team and his great leadership to make it happen.

As of now, he is 49 years old and his children names are X Æ A-Xii, Nevada Alexander Musk, Griffin Musk, Kai Musk, Damian Musk, Xavier Musk, Saxon Musk. He already had total of 4 spouses and current one right now is Grimes from 2018.

Some of his motivation I like to list here are:

There need to be things that inspire you.

I want to be able to think about the future and feel good about that.

When something is important enough, you do it even when the odds are not in your favor.

A well thought out critique of whatever you’re doing is as valuable as gold.

I don’t ever give up. I mean, I’d have to be dead or completely incapacitated.

If you like what you’re doing, you think about it even when you’re not working. It’s something that your mind is drawn to, and if you don’t like it, you just can’t make it work.

If other people are putting in 40-hour workweeks and you’re putting in 100-hour work weeks, then even if you’re doing the same thing, you know that you will achieve in four months what it takes them a year to achieve.

I think colonizing Mars would be the most inspiring thing that I can possibly imagine. Life needs to be more than just solving problems every day. You need to wake up and be excited about the future.”

A lot of companies get confused. They spend money on things that don’t make the product better.

You want to wake up in the morning and think the future is going to be great, and that’s what being a spacefaring civilization is all about. It’s about believing in the future and thinking that the future will be better than the past. And I can’t think of anything more exciting than going out there and being among the stars.

There are a lot of negative things in the world. There are a lot of terrible things that are happening all over the world, all the time. There are lots of problems that need to get solved, there are lots of things that are miserable and kind of get you down.

Life can not just be about solving one miserable problem after another, that can’t be the only thing. There need to be things that inspire you, that make you glad to wake up in the morning and be part of humanity.

The main reason I am personally accumulating assets is in order to fund this, I really do not have any other motivation for personally accumulating assets except to be able to make the biggest contribution I can to making life multi-planetary.
That’s what really drives me — trying to figure out how to make sure that things are great and going to be so.

This is one of the video to touch by:

Elon Musk has lived in the Los Angeles area, where SpaceX is headquartered, for two decades. Tesla is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, and the electric-car maker’s flagship auto plant is across the San Francisco Bay in Fremont.
He states that “If a team has been winning for too long, they do tend to get a little complacent, a little entitled and then they don’t win the championship anymore. California has been winning for a long time, and I think they’re taking it for granted.”. Also the beneficial part is Texas might potentially offer some tax reprieve for the world’s second richest man. It does not collect personal income tax, while California has some of the highest state tax rates in the United States.

Here are the 6 productivity rules emailed by the CEO of Tesla to this employees:

Dodge big meetings

“Excessive meetings are the blight of big companies and almost always get worse over time. Please get [out] of all large meetings, unless you’re certain they are providing value to the whole audience, in which case keep them very short.”

Ditch frequent meetings

“Also get rid of frequent meetings, unless you are dealing with an extremely urgent matter. Meeting frequency should drop rapidly once the urgent matter is resolved.”

Leave a meeting if you’re not contributing

“Walk out of a meeting or drop off a call as soon as it is obvious you aren’t adding value. It is not rude to leave, it is rude to make someone stay and waste their time.”

Drop the jargon

“Don’t use acronyms or nonsense words for objects, software or processes at Tesla. In general, anything that requires an explanation inhibits communication. We don’t want people to have to memorise a glossary just to function at Tesla.”

Communicate directly, irrespective of hierarchy

“Communication should travel via the shortest path necessary to get the job done, not through the ‘chain of command’. Any manager who attempts to enforce chain of command communication will soon find themselves working elsewhere.

“A major source of issues is poor communication between depts. The way to solve this is allow free flow of information between all levels. If, in order to get something done between depts, an individual contributor has to talk to their manager, who talks to a director, who talks to a VP, who talks to another VP, who talks to a director, who talks to a manager, who talks to someone doing the actual work, then super dumb things will happen. It must be ok for people to talk directly and just make the right thing happen.”

Follow logic, not rules

“In general, always pick common sense as your guide. If following a ‘company rule’ is obviously ridiculous in a particular situation, such that it would make for a great Dilbert cartoon, then the rule should change.”