Success Quotes from Elon Musk

Innovation and Success Quotes from SpaceX Founder Elon Musk

“I don’t spend my time pontificating about high-concept things; I spend my time solving engineering and manufacturing problems.”

“I always invest my own money in the companies that I create. I don’t believe in the whole thing of just using other people’s money. I don’t think that’s right. I’m not going to ask other people to invest in something if I’m not prepared to do so myself.”

“My biggest mistake is probably weighing too much on someone’s talent and not someone’s personality. I think it matters whether someone has a good heart.”

“I don’t create companies for the sake of creating companies, but to get things done.”

“I don’t believe in process. In fact, when I interview a potential employee and he or she says that ‘it’s all about the process,’ I see that as a bad sign. The problem is that 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. Frankly, it allows you to keep people who aren’t that smart, who aren’t that creative.”

“Starting and growing a business is as much about the innovation, drive, and determination of the people behind it as the product they sell.”

“The first step is to establish that something is possible; then probability will occur.”

“There are really two things that have to occur in order for a new technology to be affordable to the mass market. One is you need economies of scale. The other is you need to iterate on the design. You need to go through a few versions.”

“Talent is extremely important. It’s like a sports team, the team that has the best individual player will often win, but then there’s a multiplier from how those players work together and the strategy they employ.”

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