Elon Musk is many things to many people, but he’s mostly known as being one of our generation’s brightest minds. He’s also probably the person with some of the weirdest ideas on the planet. Let’s assume that these two are related and his crazy goes hand in hand with his genius. If that were true, we’d probably need to look at some crazy rules he makes for himself to accomplish success, right?
Let’s take a look at some Elon Musk crazy life hacks. Or handy tips. Call ‘em whatever you want to.
Let The Product Advertise Itself
Marketing is nice and all that, but it’s safe to assume that a really good and groundbreaking product is just going to sell itself – right?
Patents Are Ridiculous
Elon Musk doesn’t believe in patents and also won’t legally sue anyone that doesn’t abuse his technology. He believes it’s the only way to really get technology moving – patents only create more barriers.
This is probably good advice for anyone, but for people aspiring to be successful in particular. Elon’s favorite book is The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, which is weird because that’s not really a book one would consider educational.
Don’t Do It For The Money
That’s easy to say if you’re rich as filth, but at least Elon’s recent behavior has shown that he doesn’t really care how much his company is worth. Whether that’s good or bad, I’ll let you decide.
Rules Are Meant To Be Broken
According to Elon Musk, common sense is more important than rules. If a rule says that you shouldn’t eat soup with a spoon, are you going to grab a fork? Every important innovation in society was probably invented by someone that broke a rule at some point along the way.
Work Insane Hours
Maybe not as much as Elon Musk, but he at least practices what he preaches. Elon works 80-100 hours per week, which did have some negative effects on his health, but it has helped his companies grow faster and recover from failure quicker.
Meetings Are Pointless
Unless it’s about something important that affects everyone, no meeting is ever going to be efficient. They take too much time and they rarely produce anything useful.