Cover of book Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

by: Ashlee Vance

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  • What Musk has developed that so many of the entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley lack is a meaningful worldview. He’s
  • “He points out that one of the really tough things is figuring out what questions to ask,” Musk said. “Once you figure out the question, then the answer is relatively easy. I came to the conclusion that really we should aspire to increase the scope and scale of human consciousness in order to better understand what questions to ask.”
  • kids were never punished, as Joshua believed they would intuit their way to proper behavior.
  • That large part of your brain that’s used to handle incoming images gets used for
    Note: Single tasking, walking, running, flotation, immersion
  • internal thinking.”
  • Outside of his studies, Elon would read the newspaper alongside Kimbal, and the two of them would identify interesting people they would like to meet. They then took turns cold-calling these people to ask if they were available to have lunch.
  • “He would say that everything we did was a function of our burn rate
  • It’s almost a binary experience for him. Either you’re trying to make something spectacular with no compromises or you’re not.
  • “I think like we’re just not educating people in this kind of general way. You should have a pretty broad engineering and scientific background. You should have some leadership training and a bit of MBA training or knowledge of how to run things, organize stuff, and raise money.
  • The critical thing is to achieve internal transactions. This is vital because they are instant, fraud-free, and fee-free. If you’re a seller and have various