Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Elon Musk 20 Quotes Showing his Genius!


"Good ideas are always crazy until they’re not"

 1. If the rules are such that you can’t make progress, then you have to fight the rules.

2. There needs to be a reason for a grade. I’d rather play video games, write software, and read books than try and get an A if there’s no point in getting an A.

3. The key test for an acronym is to ask whether it helps or hurts communication.

4. Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.

5. There's a fundamental difference, if you look into the future, between a humanity that is a space-faring civilization, that's out there exploring the stars … compared with one where we are forever confined to Earth until some eventual extinction event.

6. We have essentially no patents in SpaceX. Our primary long-term competition is in China. If we published patents, it would be farcical, because the Chinese would just use them as a recipe book.

7. Physics is a good framework for thinking. … Boil things down to their fundamental truths and reason up from there.

8. My biggest mistake is probably weighing too much on someone's talent and not someone's personality. I think it matters whether someone has a good heart.

9. If something is important enough, even if the odds are against you, you should still do it.

10. Life is too short for long-term grudges.

11. Patience is a virtue, and I am learning patience. It's a tough lesson.

12. The first step is to establish that something is possible; then probability will occur.

13. It's Ok to have all eggs in one basket, as long as you control what happens to that basket.

14. I came to the conclusion that we should aspire to increase the scope and scale of human consciousness in order to better understand what questions to ask. Really, the only thing that makes sense is to strive for greater collective enlightenment.

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

16. It is remarkable how many things you can explode. I’m lucky I have all my fingers.

17. Great companies are built on great products.

18. You want to be extra rigorous about making the best possible thing you can. Find everything that’s wrong with it and fix it. Seek negative feedback, particularly from friends.

19. Going from PayPal, I thought: 'Well, what are some of the other problems that are likely to most affect the future of humanity?' Not from the perspective, 'What's the best way to make money?

20.  In order for us to have a future that is exciting and inspiring, it has to be one where we are a space-bearing civilization. 

Short Biography: 
Elon Reeve Musk, born June 28, 1971 is a South African-born Canadian-American business magnate, investor, engineer, and inventor.
He is the founder, CEO, and CTO of SpaceX; co-founder, CEO, and product architect of Tesla Motors; co-founder and chairman of SolarCity; co-chairman of OpenAI; co-founder of Zip2; and founder of which merged with PayPal of Confinity. As of June 2016, he has an estimated net worth of US$11.5 billion, making him the 83rd wealthiest person in the world. In December 2016, Musk was ranked 21st on Forbes list of The World's Most Powerful People.
Musk has stated that the goals of SolarCity, Tesla Motors, and SpaceX revolve around his vision to change the world and humanity. His goals include reducing global warming through sustainable energy production and consumption, and reducing the "risk of human extinction" by "making life multiplanetary by setting up a human colony on Mars.

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