Sept 30, 2020

Elon Musk- The Ultimate Ruling Entrepreneur

Elon Musk is the founder of two of the most revolutionary companies ever; Tesla Motors and SpaceX. People know him as an engineer, designer, philanthropist, and a technology entrepreneur, but very few people know the reason why he has become this dominant figure in the world of business and entrepreneurship. He has not only prognosticated about what might happen in the future concerning the current developments but has actually begun working towards it.

Elon joined Tesla Motors, Inc. (Now Tesla, Inc.), an electric vehicle manufacturer, the year after it was founded and became its CEO and product architect. Tesla Motors is setting a revolution in motion by reintroducing the advent of electric cars in the 21st century. What is mind-bending is the fact that their technology has been open sourced and not patented, thus seeking global attention of the automobile industry! When a person wants everyone around him to grow and discover what could be of utmost help to the world without being selfish, it’s evident that fortitude has all bases covered for him. Elon Musk has endearingly incorporated this person’s attributes!

What Tesla is working for is beyond inventing affordable electric cars; it is a humongous step for the survival of humanity by juxtaposing the paradigm of people.

What Elon is accomplishing with Tesla is incredible but what he has envisioned with SpaceX is exceedingly unreal for some people - SPACE TRAVEL. Now, we’re all fascinated by space travel, isn’t it? We’re all clandestinely wishing to witness a planet made out of diamonds in the constellation of Cancer or finding out that space is completely silent(because there’s no medium for sound to be heard) but beyond this, the knowledge of an average person of the universe is still rudimentary. SpaceX on the other hand is a tiny step towards a much bigger goal conjured up Elon. He wants to relieve Earth of its resources and bring about a balance in the same and plans to colonize other planets; Mars being the first. The ultimate goal is to reduce space transportation costs so that common people will be able to afford space travel.

Elon Musk makes things easier for himself as well as the employees working for him. Now, in the corporate world deadlines are as important as landings for landers. So, when Elon wants some work to be done until a specific date and time, he makes sure he gets an affirmative response for it. When an entrepreneur knows how to deal with people who work under him, the ride becomes smooth sailing!

An entrepreneur must be innovative with his approach, and with the way of getting things done. Let me ask you a question. How much do you think Tesla spends on marketing (advertising)? Tesla spends absolutely NO MONEY on advertising. Elon’s tweets do the job for free. Elon has about 33 million followers on twitter. Tesla’s primary platform of news and promotion is Elon’s Twitter Account. One significantly random tweet from Musk receives unfathomable news coverage beyond what social media can offer, reaching even the people who despise smartphones. It is virtually a $40 million marketing platform!

In addition to all this, he has involved himself in numerous groundbreaking projects, which he reckons have the capability of changing the world for good. He has co-founded OpenAI, a nonprofit research company that aims to promote friendly artificial intelligence and Neuralink, a neurotechnology company focused on developing brain-computer interfaces. He also founded The Boring Company, an infrastructure and tunnel Construction Company focused on tunnels optimized for electric vehicles.

To cease substance in the end lets quote Elon Musk, “When I was in college, I wanted to be involved in things that would change the world. Now I am.”

Keep learning, keep growing!

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