Posted on April 30, 2016 by Matt Pressman
Tesla Motors [NASDAQ: TSLA] CEO Elon Musk has one of the most prolific careers on planet earth. In fact, you might even say his career can extend (one day) to Mars. Considering the many industries Musk has transformed -- aerospace, energy, automobiles, and online payments -- it's clear he's a business maverick like no other. And it doesn't stop there. He's served as inspiration for the movie version of Ironman. Heck, he's even starred in movies a bunch of times. More on that in a moment. But, first let's take a look at the incredible resumé of Elon Reeve Musk.
Business Insider* explains, "Let's say you are Elon Musk, one of the most influential entrepreneurs in tech history whose career spans two decades of successful startups. Let's say your accomplishments range from creating an electronic-payments industry and invigorating the solar-energy market to inventing high-performance electric cars and launching a commercial space and rocket industry. All of that would surely need a couple of pages to explain on a resumé, right?" Wrong.
Source: Business Insider* [Click image to enlarge]
It turns out that: "even a highly successful career like his can be presented in a one page resumé," cofounder Andrei Kurtuy [of Novoresumé] tells Business Insider* who reports that, "there's a few tongue-in-cheek elements to this resumé... For instance, in a list of 'Skills and competencies,' one of his skills is 'micromanaging.' Musk is famous for his high standards... He once described himself as a 'nano-manager,' a play on words meaning he's even more controlling than a micromanager. ("I have OCD on product-related issues. I only see what's wrong. I never see what's right. It's not a recipe for happiness," was how he explained his management style)."
Source: Independent / Teri Pengilley
And, yes... Musk has even appeared in the "Ironman" movie series along with some other short cameo appearances in a few other Hollywood films. We dug up this short compilation showing Musk in Transcendence, Iron Man 2, and Machete Kills. Oscar worthy? Probably not. But you can tell he's having a good time poking fun at his own larger-than-life persona.
Source: Every Elon Musk Video
But a one-page resume and some video clips don't tell us anything of any substance about Elon Musk. Perhaps the best way to get the inside scoop is by reading his authorized biography, Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, by Bloomberg writer Ashlee Vance. Vance explains: “He’s the possessed genius on the grandest quest anyone has ever concocted. He’s less a C.E.O. chasing riches than a general marshaling troops to secure victory. Where Mark Zuckerberg wants to help you share baby photos, Musk wants to ... well ... save the human race from self-imposed or accidental annihilation.” If you really want to learn more about Elon Musk, we strongly recommend you check out this fantastic book...
*Source: Business Insider