Summary of How to Think Like Elon Musk

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Want Elon Musk’s “superpowers”? Become an “expert-generalist.”

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By 45 years of age, Elon Musk has built four multibillion-dollar organizations in four disparate industries. What does he do differently from others that makes him so successful? He may be a workaholic with visionary views but, importantly, he is also a master of “learning transfer.” Entrepreneur Michael Simmons and consultant Ian Chew pull back the curtain on Musk’s exceptional abilities as an “expert-generalist.” getAbstract recommends this article to business leaders looking for ways to grow intellectually and professionally.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why Elon Musk is a “expert-generalist,”
  • Why “learning transfer” is critical to success
  • Why discovering the core principles of different fields is beneficial to businesses
 

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There’s no doubt: Elon Musk is unique. He has built four multibillion-dollar companies in various disciplines – “software, energy, transportation and aerospace.” Yes, he clocks 85-hour workweeks and sees possibilities for the future that others only dream of, but many these traits aren’t what set him...
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About the Authors

Michael Simmons is an entrepreneur and writer at MichaelDSimmons.com. Ian Chew is director at Empact, a company focused on entrepreneurship programs and events.


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