South African Born Entrepreneur Elon Musk’s Words Of intelligence..
Elon Musk is a badass. He co-founded PayPal, leads both SpaceX and Tesla, and recently released strategies for a fast-and-cheap transportation structure called Hyperloop. He specializes in developing things that seem straight out of a science-fiction movie. Musk, who is a past employee described as “an exceptional freak of nature,” has also uttered some jewels of wisdom from that magical mind of his over the years. We gathered a few of the best ones.
On risk: “Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough
On the future: “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.”On ideas: “[Physics is] a good framework for thinking. … Boil things down to their fundamental truths and reason up from there.”On hiring: “[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.”On ambition: “The first step is to establish that something is possible; then probability will occur.”
On progress: “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.”On his childhood experiments: “It is remarkable how many things you can explode. I’m lucky I have all my fingers.”