Posted on November 14, 2016 by Matt Pressman
Every great company has an ideology influenced by its top leadership. In the case of Tesla Motors [NASDAQ: TSLA], CEO Elon Musk provides a guiding light for his hardworking, ultra-talented team. To best understand the Tesla DNA, it's helpful to distill Musk's wisdom from some of his more revealing quotes. Inc. Magazine* reports, "Many people imagine what it would be like to be great someday. They hope to add significance and change the future for the better. There are few of these groundbreaking visionaries in today's world but surely Elon Musk is among them."
Above: Tesla CEO Elon Musk (Instagram: @jakejanz_fineart)
How is Musk a visionary? "He has often been referred to as a thrillionaire... this South African native has impacted the world in game-changing ways. As founder of PayPal, he created a new way of sharing currency. Next was Tesla, finally bringing electric vehicles into mainstream production. And now, off Musk goes into the final frontier with SpaceX, in hopes of settling Mars someday." And soon Musk plans to merge Tesla with America's largest provider of solar power, SolarCity.
Above: Charging a Tesla Model S with power captured by the sun via rooftop solar panels (Image: Counter Steer)
So how does a business icon like Musk create a company ethos for the incredible, dedicated staff at Tesla? Here are ten telling quotes (and one video vignette) that might just provide you with a glimpse into his trailblazing leadership style...
Above: Of all the videos with biz advice from Musk, this short video — from a rarely seen interview — is an absolute gem (Youtube: Jasur Hasanov)
*Source: Inc. Magazine
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