By 45 years of age, Elon Musk had 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, more important, 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, and
- Why discovering the core principles of different fields is beneficial to businesses.
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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Simon & Schuster, 2015