Elon Musk Calls This a ‘Powerful, Powerful Way of Thinking’—But Is ‘Hard to Do.’ Here’s How It Works

From building PayPal and SpaceX to running one of the world’s most disruptive automobile companies, Elon Musk has a number of impressive accomplishments under his belt. And he’s only 48 years old.
In a 2013 TED talk, the billionaire entrepreneur revealed his “secret sauce” to achieving extraordinary things: “First principles” thinking, a decision-making strategy in which you “boil things down to their fundamental truths and reason up from there, as opposed to reasoning by analogy.”
Of course, […]
Elon Musk Calls This a ‘Powerful, Powerful Way of Thinking’—But Is ‘Hard to Do.’ Here’s How It Works

In High School, This Is the Career Elon Musk Thought He Would Pursue – and Why He Changed His Mind

Young Elon Musk had two favorite subjects in high school – and in both, he performed “best” academically. 
“When I was in high school … I got distinctions in two areas: physics and computer science,” Musk said on the “Third Row Tesla” podcast in February. “Those were my two best subjects.”
So at the time, “I thought I’d most likely be doing physics at a particle accelerator” as an adult. (A particle accelerator is a machine that “propels charged particles, such as protons or electrons, at […]
In High School, This Is the Career Elon Musk Thought He Would Pursue – and Why He Changed His Mind

How to Land a Job at Elon Musk's SpaceX, According to the Rocket Company's Software Team

SpaceX successfully launched two NASA astronauts into orbit for the first time on May 30 – and in doing so, CEO Elon Musk reached a milestone in human spaceflight and is one step closer to achieving his Mars ambitions.
Six of the SpaceX software team members who helped “develop and deploy software that flew Dragon,” aka the Crew Dragon capsule used to launch the astronauts, held a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” session on June 6. 
Elon tweet on SpaceX software team […]
How to Land a Job at Elon Musk's SpaceX, According to the Rocket Company's Software Team