Articles about Elon Musk

Sleep

5 reasons Elon Musk really needs to get some rest

In a shockingly revealing New York Times interview with Elon Musk this week, the world learned how truly intense the CEO of three companies is as he talked about his 120-hour work week and using Ambien as a frequent sleep aid, alternating "between laughter and tears" to reporters taking notes.

Office Life

The most effective leaders don’t care if they are the most-hated or most-loved

A boss shouldn't be preoccupied with whether other people love or hate them. Instead, leadership experts say, a boss should do the right thing for the organization. Their subordinates will likely respect them — and even love them — for that.

Office Culture

Overconfident CEOs increase commitment of employees and stakeholders

Confidence is infectious. A new study on CEO overconfidence found that employees and stakeholders begin to internalize the CEO's commitment to the company as their own.

Productivity

Elon Musk’s ‘time blocking’ method: How to manage time effectively even if your schedule is hectic

Some people would point to Elon Musk’s “superhuman” ability to focus without distractions or his freakish level of genius. But, there’s a better explanation for his highly effective time management.

Books

‘Sophia of Silicon Valley’: What it’s like working with the most powerful people in tech

In her debut novel, "Sophia of Silicon Valley," Anna Yen chronicles her own career rise through the ranks in Silicon Valley. The book is a lightly fictionalized retelling of working under Steve Jobs at Pixar and Elon Musk at Tesla.

The Whole Human

Why work-life balance is overrated for happiness and success: The four burners theory

We only have 24 hours in a day with a limited amount of time and energy to spend on these key areas of our lives. Luckily, there’s an alternative approach to work-life balance within the four burners theory, that could also help you to achieve better productivity, health, happiness and satisfaction.

Leadership

The 7 productivity tips Elon Musk shared with each of his employees

Elon Musk offered employees a list of seven of his own productivity recommendations. He also told employees that if they had any ideas for making work at Tesla better and more efficient, they should let him know.

News

Here is Elon Musk’s out-of-this world new pay package at Tesla

Elon Musk has agreed to stay as the company's CEO for the next decade in exchange for a highly unusual pay package based on market value and operational milestones that Musk must reach.

Advice

This is how Elon Musk makes big decisions

Elon Musk shares the scientific method he applies to his businesses, so that he can catch problems before they become problems.

Office Life

How Elon Musk runs an efficient meeting — and you can, too

A recent story shows that Elon Musk wants to make sure every meeting counts — even if that efficiency comes at the risk of alienating employees.

The Future of Work

3 ways automation can help workers in the future

While Elon Musk is tweeting that super-intelligent robots will bring World War III, there are other experts rebuking dystopian visions and are offering a more hopeful take.

News

Billionaire Elon Musk opens up on mental health and ‘unrelenting stress’

In a frank set of tweets, Musk acknowledged that his life has deep lows as well as highs.

Billionaires

Billionaires Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg trade insults over future robot invasion

On Sunday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was playing the role of normal human being, holding a Facebook Live from his backyard in Palo Alto, California, as he smoked some meats and shared his views on killing what you cook, exercising, and of course, the future of humanity.

Success

9 of the best Elon Musk secrets for success

It takes a certain intensity.