The Elon Musk Philosophy About Productivity

Want to increase your Productivity? Learn From Elon Musk.

Aamir Kamal 🚀


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Elon Musk is running four companies at the same time, Tesla, SpaceX, Neuralink, and SolarCity.

Running a single company is very difficult in the first place, while Elon Musk is running four at the same time. Ask any Business founder, what is the most difficult job on the face of the earth? His response will be; Running a company.

Let discuss some of the Phiolophies Elon Musk is using to reaching such astonishing productivity and knowledge.

The First Principle

The term was first introduced by Aristotle more than 2,000 years ago. This theory is used for simplifying things not making them complex. It is used for reaching the core problem and understanding every component of it.

In one of the Interviews, Elon Musk said “The normal way we conduct our lives is we reason by analogy,” Musk said in a 2012 interview with Kevin Rose. “We are doing this because it’s like something else that was done, or it’s like what other people are doing. With first principles … you boil things down to the most fundamental truths … and then reason up from there.”


Don’t Confuse your Employees

According to a Tesla leaked email he urges his employees and managers to stop using the confusing terminologies for software, objects or processes at Tesla” He further stated that “ We don’t want people to have to memorize a glossary just to function at Tesla.”

Work 80 hours a week

The Elon Musk Phioloshy behind this is that “Let say a person is working 40 hours a week and you are working 80 hours a week, so technically, you will reach your goal 50% faster than the person who is working 40 hours a week”

In simple words, spend more time solving problems.


Elon Musk once said that he combines several takes together.