How is it even possible that Elon Musk could build four multibillion companies by his mid-40s — in four separate fields (software, energy, transportation, and aerospace)?
To explain Musk’s success, others have pointed to his heroic work ethic (he regularly works 85-hour weeks), his ability to set reality-distorting visions for the future, and his incredible resilience.
But all of these felt unsatisfactory to me. Plenty of people have these traits. I wanted to know what he did differently.
Elon Musk is a real life Tony Stark, capable of risking it all to realize his dreams. A lot of people would settle into retirement after making $22 million from their first company, but that was just the start for Musk. Great article on how cross-disciplinary learning is not a detriment to mastering a craft.