The Things that will affect the future the most are Genetics and Artificial Intelligence
Have a sense of purpose in everything you do. Have a meaningful Worldview.
Our state of Innovation is very low because people work for the most part on the same problems in the same industries.
Elon is a software maker at heart, he applies that to machines, in effect he merges atoms and bits.
“He does what he wants, and is relentless about it”
Elon was not considered the brightest students, his classmate didn’t saw a future billionaire. That debunks the Genius by birth myth.
Make a list of interesting people you want to meet, then contact them (relentlessly in Musk´s case) until you get on their calendar.
“When Elon gets interested in something he develops a different level of interest in it that other people. That is what differentiates him”
Hard Work is required to make it big.
Musk reinvested almost all the money he made in pervious ventures into his next one
He never got bothered that he knew nothing about the industry he got in at first. His formula was reading books and talking to smart people.
His level of stamina and an ability to deal with levels of stress that would have broke most people, set him apart.
Startup Life according to Musk is like: ” eating glass and staring into the abyss”
An optimistic outlook is essential
His ability to stay focused and keep a cool head is what saved his companies multiple times. He was able to make clear long-term decisions even under the danger of losing his lives work (Tesla and SpaceX). Also his ability to endure pain and work through it.
Elon would quiz experts until he knew everything they knew. That is how he learned how to build rockets.
He has a sense of urgency about everything
All of Elon’s companies are interconnected in the short and long-term.
“He is not chasing momentary opportunities (Money) in business. He’s trying to solve big problems”
What makes him also special is that he combines engineering /physic with business thinking.
“Musk just seems to have a level of conviction that is so intense and exceptional as to be off-putting to some people.”
Dont be afraid to think Big even world changing
Output more valuable than Input equals Profit
Ask if there is a Law of Nature that stands in your way, if not it is possible.