In the June 14, 2019, issue of Inc. Geoffrey James wrote about an email Elon Musk (CEO: Tesla, SpaceX, Boring Company) sent to his employees about a year ago.
“What gets lost in [Musk’s] public image, though, is that he’s a management theorist. Musk seems to approach running a business much as he’d approach a complex engineering project: figure out what works and do that, even if it doesn’t make sense to anyone else.”
James continued, “[In his email,] Musk laid out, well, basically everything you need to know about management. Here’s my edited version:”
“I’ve heard and given some of that advice before (notably 4, 6, and 9), but the remaining 8 points are not just highly originally, they’re all “cut the Gordian knot” solutions to the knottiest problems that plague most companies. Seriously.”
One of the themes I’ve written about over the years is how to find work and run an efficient business. I thought these ideas are very valuable and worth sharing.
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