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Elon Musk Received the Highest CEO Compensation Package Ever, and 27 Other Crazy Things We've Learned About the SpaceX and Tesla CEO

The founder of Tesla, SpaceX and SolarCity is quite the enigma

Elon Musk has always been a thinker and a creator. As a child, he daydreamed in an almost trance-like manner and coded his own video games. He always found resourceful ways to make money, and after he graduated from college, he opted ...

by Lydia Belanger  | May 27, 2019 06:00:00
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Improve How You Schedule Your Time With These 10 Productivity Tips From Elon Musk

Musk sacrifices for productivity because he believes his work is crucial to saving civilization

Elon Musk seems to be one of the most productive -- or at least busiest -- people on the planet. As the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, he's busy enough, but add in working on high-visibility projects like the Hyperloop and Neuralink, and it's ...

by John Rampton  | September 03, 2018 12:00:00
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The 5-Hour Rule Used by Bill Gates, Jack Ma and Elon Musk

The most successful people are also the likeliest to devote an hour a day to reading and learning

You just walked in the door from an exhausting day at work. You’re hungry and spent, just wanting to catch your breath for a minute. You grab something to eat and then veg out in front of the TV. Next thing you ...

by John Rampton  | August 02, 2018 12:00:00
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Elon Musk's 'Productivity' Email to Tesla Employees Is Required Reading for Every Entrepreneur

Musk sets very ambitious goals, but the problems plaguing Tesla are familiar to anyone running a company

In many ways, Elon Musk is reshaping what it means to be an entrepreneur. For years, his unorthodox management style at Tesla and SpaceX has spawned a template for how people should run their businesses.But 2018 certainly hasn’t been the best year for Tesla. Struggles ...

by Manish Dudharejia  | July 28, 2018 06:00:00
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Why Elon Musk Hates Meetings

He called them a 'blight' on effective company operations

Whether a meeting is a dramatic negotiation or a time suck, they are an aspect of business that are tough to avoid. One business leader who really isn’t a fan? Elon Musk, whose days have recently consisted of sleeping on his factory floor and skipping ...

by Nina Zipkin  | April 22, 2018 12:00:00
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This Innovation Expert's Research Shows How Anyone Can Be Like Elon Musk or Steve Jobs

Use these three strategies to nurture your own breakthrough innovation potential

Elon Musk has famously said, "I think ordinary people can choose to be extraordinary." Of course, Musk is not ordinary. He is exceptionally intelligent. As Ashlee Vance notes in thebiography he wrote about Musk, he can perform complex physics calculations in his head in real ...

by Melissa A. Schilling  | February 17, 2018 12:00:00
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3 Insights From Elon Musk's Chief Automotive Designer You Can Apply to Life and Business

The Tesla was designed using tried-and-true processes that would have been familiar to Henry Ford

Tesla has disrupted the automotive market and helped shift major carmakers towards producing electric vehicles at an accelerated pace. The company always seems to be up to something innovative, like it's newest announcement about an electric pickup truck to bereleased sometime in 2020 or ...

by John Boitnott  | January 07, 2018 02:00:00
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Elon Musk May Be the Creator of Bitcoin, a Former SpaceX Intern Theorizes

Could the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX have created the biggest cryptocurrency as well?

One of the key mysteries of Bitcoin -- which recently reached a jaw-dropping value of more than $9,000 -- is who exactly created the cryptocurrency. Satoshi Nakamoto is listed as the author of the original paper describing Bitcoin, but no actual person, or group, ...

by Stephen J. Bronner  | November 29, 2017 06:00:00
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(Infographic) The Unglamorous First Jobs of Successful People Such as Elon Musk and Madonna

Even the top entrepreneurs of today had humble beginnings earning a minimum wage

While it would be convenient to inherit a family fortune, many successful entrepreneurs such as Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos started from humble roots, working unglamorous day jobs to make their dreams a reality. From flipping hamburgers at McDonald’s to sweeping sweltering ...

by Emily Conklin  | November 07, 2017 06:00:00
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Elon Musk Sleeps at Tesla's Factory to Try to Get it Back on Track

The electric car company is way behind on its production goals

Earlier this month, it was reported that Tesla had fallen behind on the company’s production goals for the $35,000 Model 3. Though CEO Elon Musk had anticipated the company would manufacture more than 1,500 of the cars by the end of September, ...

by Nina Zipkin  | November 06, 2017 08:00:00
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(Infographic) The Future According to Elon Musk

Plans and predictions for our world and beyond, according to the man behind SpaceX

The businesses under Elon Musk's belt, from Tesla to SpaceX to SolarCity, incubate some of the most progressive ideas in their fields, and Musk is not shy to show his confidence in the at-first seemingly outlandish ventures. Yet Musk has proven his ...

by Emily Conklin  | October 21, 2017 08:00:00
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How Do Your Drinking Habits Compare to Warren Buffett, Elon Musk and Oprah?

Do you tip back a glass as much as these titans?

Some of the most influential leaders in the world operate under the influence, others never touch a drop. See how your imbibing habits line up with these notable thinkers and drinkers, rated on a scale of teetotaler to tipsy to total party ...

by Bill Schulz  | September 16, 2017 07:00:00
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Use Elon Musk's Communication Philosophy to Make Your Team More Efficient

A revealing email shows how the Tesla and SpaceX CEO manages the flow of information in the workplace

It makes sense that Elon Musk, whose businesses are based on throwing out existing industry rulebooks and going his own way, doesn’t have much use for a customary office hierarchy.In an email sent to the Tesla staff obtained by Inc., Musk explains how a communication ...

by Nina Zipkin  | September 02, 2017 08:00:00