Elon Musk, the billionaire founder of Tesla, SpaceX, SolarCity and PayPal had his official biography published earlier this year and his career being one we admire, we wanted to share with you some of the career defining decisions he made.
Work 23 hour days
Elon’s work ethic has always been intense. One observer says about him, “We all worked 20 hour days, and he worked 23 hours.”
You can teach yourself anything
Elon built a $12 billion rocket company, SpaceX, by teaching himself all he could about rockets, sometimes reading Soviet-era rocket manuals.
Identify, woo, and hire the smartest people
At PayPal, Musk had an eye for talent, and put his energy into hunting for the best team. The founders of start-ups as varied as YouTube, Palantir Technologies, and Yelp all worked at PayPal.