Tips from Elon musk

Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla answered few interesting questions on a recent Ask Me Anything on Reddit.

How does he learn so much so fast?

I do kinda feel like my head is full! My context switching penalty is high and my process isolation is not what it used to be.

Frankly, though, I think most people can learn a lot more than they think they can. They sell themselves short without trying.

One bit of advice: it is important to view knowledge as sort of a semantic tree – make sure you understand the fundamental principles, ie the trunk and big branches, before you get into the leaves/details or there is nothing for them to hang on to.

This blows my mind. There are three things to learn from this,

What daily habit he believes has the largest positive impact on his life?


Dear Reader, Let us pledge to take a shower at least once every day.

How to deal with pressure and stress in work?

There is a great quote by Churchill: “If you’re going through hell, keep going.”

Enough said.

How much does he sleep per night?

I actually measured this with my phone! Almost exactly 6 hours on average.

He is a full blown geek, measures his sleep time daily with his smartphone. But hey, even he needs 6 hours of sleep. I thought he never sleeps!

Do check out the whole AMA from reddit.