16 lessons from the ROCKET MAN (ELON MUSK in his own words)

I went through this incredible short 174 pages book, which is more an edit of all the quotes and interviews of #ElonMusk. Some of the quotes have really moved or influenced me and I would like to share the same. HATS OFF to the perseverance of this man or I must say a complete system in itself, which denies to accept failures and see them as lessons of improvement, which is easier said than done though. Some strong quotes from the book but I will leave you to uncover rest of the book yourself.

Critical Thinking: Do you have right axioms, are they relevant, and are you making right conclusions based on those axioms? That's essence of critical thinking and yet it is amazing how often people fail to do that.

First Principles Thinking: I do think a good framework for thinking is physics - boil things down to their fundamental truth and reason up from there as opposed to reasoning by analogy.

How to Learn: I do kinds feel like my head is full! my context switching penalty is high and my process isolation is not optimal. Frankly I think most people can learn a lot more than they think they can.

Read a Book: Data rate of reading is much greater than someone talking.  

Why we should hire interns? Interns are great because they don't know what is IMPOSSIBLE. 

Pitfalls of "Process": At a lot of big companies process becomes a substitute for thinking. You're encouraged to behave like a little gear in a complex machine. 

Loss of Technology: What a lot of people don't appreciate is that technology does not automatically improve, lot of really strong engineering talent is required.

GeoSciences: It's surprising that many people don't know nothing about geosciences and even straightforward stuff like carbon cycles. 

Future: In the not so distant future we will look back at gasonline cars and think like we do now for coal powered engines.        

Power of Sun: In just 150 to 200 square km of solar panels you can power the entire united states.

Importance of Pushing Forward: If we don't succeed then we will certainly pointed to a reason why people shouldn't even try for these things.  

Taking SpaceX Public: Our objective is super long term and market is not, I am worried that if we did go public too soon then market pressure would force us to do short term things. 

Engineering is Magic: if you go back few hundred years ago, what we take for granted today would seem like magic - being able to talk to people, transmit images or flying....

Turning possibility into probability: First step is to assume something is possible and then make it more likely to happen. 

Life is tooo short for long term Grudges

Trying: If something is important enough then you should try even it is likely to fail

and MANY MORE from his life are quoted in this book. 

Recommend you to watch 10 mins video


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