Inspirational Business Advice from Elon Musk
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In a fantasy football-style draft of entrepreneurs, Elon Musk is essentially the equivalent of Tom Brady.
The Tesla CEO and SpaceX founder is one of the smartest — if not the smartest — innovator of our time, and it seems he’s just getting started.
Below, a selection of his best pieces of advice for fellow entrepreneurs.
Read it. Remember it. Use it. If you can’t have Musk on your team, at least you can learn from his playbook.
“Being an entrepreneur is like eating glass and staring into the abyss of death.”
“If something is important enough, even if the odds are against you, you should still do it.”
“The first step is to establish that something is possible; then probability will occur.”
“It’s OK to have your eggs in one basket as long as you control what happens to that basket.”
“I think that’s the single best piece of advice: constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself.”
“A small level of fear is motivational. It forces me to have a backup plan.”
“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.”
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