Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and founder of SpaceX is the wealthiest individual on the planet and has been featured Time Person of the year (2021). Musk is an African-American entrepreneur and he has dream to build a city Mars. Know more about Elon Musk.
Elon Musk quotes
1. “I could either watch it happen or be a part of it.”
2. “When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.”
3. “No, I don’t ever give up, I would have to be dead or completely incapacitated”.
4. Innovation is not easy. It takes hard work and timing, and some serious gumption. the brain behind multiple companies including Tesla and SpaceX, has all three, so it’s no surprise he has a lot to say about the topic of innovation
5. “If you get up in the morning and think the future is going to be better, it is a bright day. Otherwise, it’s not.”
6. “Do not confuse schooling with education. I didn’t go to Harvard but the people that work for me did“
7. “There must be a reasons that you get up in the morning and you want to live. Why do you want to live? What’s the point? What inspires you? What do you love about the future? If the future does not include being out there among the stars and being a multi-planet species, I find that incredibly depressing.”
8. “I do think there is a lot of potential if you have a compelling product and people are willing to pay a premium for that. I think that is what Apple has shown. You can buy a much cheaper cell phone or laptop, but Apple’s product is so much better than the alternative, and people are willing to pay that premium.”
9. Persistence is very important, you shouldn’t give up unless you’re forced to give up.
10. “If something has to be designed and invented, and you have to figure out how to ensure that the value of the thing you create is greater than the cost of the inputs, then that is probably my core skill.”
11. “It’s OK to have your eggs in one basket as long as you control what happens to that basket.”
12. “You want to have a future where you’re expecting things to be better, not one where you’re expecting things to be worse”
13. “When Henry Ford made cheap, reliable cars, people said, ‘Nah, what’s wrong with a horse?’ That was a huge bet he made, and it worked.”
14. “What makes innovative thinking happen?… I think it’s really a mindset. You have to decide.”
15. “Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.
16. “If you go back a few hundred years, what we take for granted today would seem like magic—being able to talk to people over long distances, to transmit images, flying, accessing vast amounts of data like an oracle. These are all things that would have been considered magic a few hundred years ago.”
17. “Great companies are built on great products”
18. “We’re going to make it happen. As God is my bloody witness, I’m hell-bent on making it work.”
19. “I’ve actually not read any books on time management.”
20. When somebody has a breakthrough innovation, it is rarely one little thing. Very rarely, is it one little thing. It’s usually a whole bunch of things that collectively amount to a huge innovation.”
21. “I think it is possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.”
22. “Constantly think about how you could be doing things better. Keep questioning yourself”
23. “The first step is to establish that something is possible; then probability will occur.”
24. “I would just question things… It would infuriate my parents… That I wouldn’t just believe them when they said something ’cause I’d ask them why. And then I’d consider whether that response made sense given everything else I knew.”
25. “I think most of the important stuff on the Internet has been built. There will be continued innovation, for sure, but the great problems of the Internet have essentially been solved.”
26. “If you’re trying to create a company, it’s like baking a cake. You have to have all the ingredients in the right proportion”
27. “Some people don’t like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster”
28. “If you’re a co-founder or CEO, you have to do all kinds of tasks you might not want to do… If you don’t do your chores, the company won’t succeed… No task is too menial”
29. “I think it’s very important to have a feedback loop, where you’re constantly thinking about what you’ve done and how you could be doing it better”
30. “People should pursue what they’re passionate about. That will make them happier than pretty much anything else.”