Quotes on Impact, Innovation and Success:
Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.
If something is important enough, even if the odds are against you, you should still do it.
(Physics is) a good framework for thinking. … Boil things down to their fundamental truths and reason up from there.
Brand is just a perception, and perception will match reality over time. Sometimes it will be ahead, other times it will be behind. But brand is simply a collective impression some have about a product.
The first step is to establish that something is possible; then – probability will occur.
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.
It’s OK to have your eggs in one basket as long as you control what happens to that basket.
Persistence is very important. You should not give up unless you are forced to give up.
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.
You want to have a future where you’re expecting things to be better, not one where you’re expecting things to be worse.
“Life is too short for long-term grudges.”
Quotes on being driven & life:
You have to be pretty driven to make it happen. Otherwise, you will just make yourself miserable.
People work better when they know what the goal is and why. It is important that people look forward to coming to work in the morning and enjoy working.
Patience is a virtue, and I’m learning patience. It’s a tough lesson.
Starting and growing a business is as much about the innovation, drive and determination of the people who do it as it is about the product they sell.
Really, the only thing that makes sense is to strive for greater collective enlightenment.
If something’s important enough, you should try. Even if the probable outcome is failure.
If you’re trying to create a company, it’s like baking a cake. You have to have all the ingredients in the right proportion.
You shouldn’t do things differently just because they’re different. They need to be… better.
If you get up in the morning and think the future is going to be better, it is a bright day. Otherwise, it’s not.
Don’t delude yourself into thinking something’s working when it’s not, or you’re gonna get fixated on a bad solution.
Elon Musk is an engineer, industrial designer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is often praised for his vision and innovative ideas and was ranked joint-first on the Forbes list of the Most Innovative Leaders of 2019. As of May 2020, Musk is listed by Forbes as the 31st richest person in the world with a net worth of $36.5 billion.
Currently, Musk is associated with a number of companies. He is the founder, CEO, and designer of SpaceX, an aerospace manufacturer, and space transport services company. He is the co-founder, CEO, and product architect of Tesla, Inc, an electric vehicle manufacturer. Besides, he is the founder of The Boring Company, an infrastructure and tunnel construction company with focus on tunnels optimized for electric vehicles. Also, he is a co-founder of Neuralink; a neurotechnology company that focuses on developing brain-computer interfaces, and co-founder and initial co-chairman of OpenAI which is a non-profit research company that aims to promote friendly artificial intelligence.
Musk’s works revolve around his vision to “change the world and help humanity.” He aims to reduce global warming through sustainable energy production and consumption and reduce the risk of human extinction by establishing a human colony on Mars.