Become Elon Musk: 5 ingredients

Elon Musk – the man behind PayPal, Tesla, SpaceX and more, is admired by millions. How can one person penetrate relatively closed industries such as banking, automotive, and spacecraft, and even make these industries look at him instead of the other way around? And there’s an even more relevant question. Could you be more like him? Yes you can! With their book Musk Mania, Van der Loo & Davidson have distilled 5 success principles behind the man. In other words: here are the 5 ingredients to become Elon Musk!

1. Offer promising views

The world is not ideal, but that is exactly why there are great opportunities for improvement. Be visionary in what many would find very attractive – and make it concrete.

2. Be very thoughtful and perceptive

Both conceptually and analytically – in details and headlines. See the big picture around the previous point. Train yourself to think “slow”. Question facts and insights, most certainly your own.

3. Think BIG and be ambitious

Think how to relate to the bigger challenges of/on the planet. Aim to disrupt: how to make it “ten times” better, not “ten percent” better. Thereto: focus on that one big thing, and block the rest.

4. Play to win

You should really, really want this. Be devoted, if needed 80 hours per week. Keep surprising yourself in your drive to perform. Energy sources: a) real belief in it, b) keep learning, c) keep achieving challenging intermediate milestones.

5. Mobilize people

The right ones: smart, and wanting your thing. Challenge them and give them space. Their drive correlates with your vision, drive, knowledge, and people skills. Make sure people can see & monitor goals, tasks, and progress.

Bonus ingredient 6. Almost nothing stands in your way anymore to become like Musk! Almost nothing? Well, what’s not in the ingredients above, is that Musk also has the most experienced grasp of what business is all about. This is what the 10dollar.MBA will offer you! Business insight from A to Z, from starting up to fine-tuning your empire. At the lowest possible barriers. This is the promising, big thing we believe in. Get the course now!

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