If you love those sleek and futuristic cars called Tesla’s, chances are there are some pretty interesting things you can learn from these 20 Elon Musk quotes below.
Musk is the CEO of Tesla Motors and has been dipping his hands to bring innovation closer to the clutches of the world. He and his company have recently been pushing the limits of innovation with their Tesla vehicles. Musk and his company have managed to implement an autopilot mode in their vehicles and no, it’s nothing like the cruise control on our cars. Even more fascinating is the “Insane and Ludicrious” modes on the Model S P85D that does 0-60 in 3.1 and 2.8 seconds respectively.
If you want to learn a thing or two from Musk, check out the 20 Amazing Elon Musk Quotes below.
“Starting and growing a business is as much about the innovation, drive, and determination of the people behind it as the product they sell.”
“I don’t create companies for the sake of creating companies, but to get things done.”
“We’re changing the world and changing history, and you either commit or you don’t.”
“Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.”
“We’re running the most dangerous experiment in history right now, which is to see how much carbon dioxide the atmosphere… can handle before there is an environmental catastrophe.”
“Everybody around here has slides in their lobbies. I’m actually wondering about putting in a roller coaster — like a functional roller coaster at the factory in Fremont. You’d get in, and it would take you around [the] factory but also up and down. Who else has a roller coaster? … It would probably be really expensive, but I like the idea of it.”
“Work like hell. I mean you just have to put in 80 to 100 hour weeks every week. [This] improves the odds of success. If other people are putting in 40 hour workweeks and you’re putting in 100 hour workweeks, then even if you’re doing the same thing, you know that you will achieve in four months what it takes them a year to achieve.”
“[Physics is] a good framework for thinking. … Boil things down to their fundamental truths and reason up from there.”
“Yeah, well I think anyone who likes fast cars will love the Tesla. And it has fantastic handling by the way. I mean this car will crush a Porsche on the track, just crush it. So if you like fast cars, you’ll love this car. And then oh, by the way, it happens to be electric and it’s twice the efficiency of a Prius.”
“I would like to allocate more time to dating, though. I need to find a girlfriend. That’s why I need to carve out just a little more time. I think maybe even another five to 10 — how much time does a woman want a week? Maybe 10 hours? That’s kind of the minimum? I don’t know.”
“What most people know but don’t realize they know is that the world is almost entirely solar-powered already. If the sun wasn’t there, we’d be a frozen ice ball at three degrees Kelvin, and the sun powers the entire system of precipitation. The whole ecosystem is solar-powered.”
“My vision is for a fully reusable rocket transport system between Earth and Mars that is able to re-fuel on Mars – this is very important – so you don’t have to carry the return fuel when you go there.”
“[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.”
“If you’re co-founder or CEO, you have to do all kinds of tasks you might not want to do… If you don’t do your chores, the company won’t succeed… No task is too menial.”
“The reality is gas prices should be much more expensive then they are because we’re not incorporating the true damage to the environment and the hidden costs of mining oil and transporting it to the U.S. Whenever you have an unpriced externality, you have a bit of a market failure, to the degree that eternality remains unpriced.”
“You want to be extra rigorous about making the best possible thing you can. Find everything that’s wrong with it and fix it. Seek negative feedback, particularly from friends.”
“There’s a fundamental difference, if you look into the future, between a humanity that is a space-faring civilization, that’s out there exploring the stars … compared with one where we are forever confined to Earth until some eventual extinction event.”
“Really, the only thing that makes sense is to strive for greater collective enlightenment.”
“Any product that needs a manual to work is broken.”
“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.”