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Elon Musk's Management Advice Is So Freakin' Brilliant That I Threw Away 37 Business Books

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Elon Musk's Management Advice Is So Freakin' Brilliant That I Threw Away 37 Business Books
Elon Musk is best known as an innovator, business owner, visionary, and bon vivant. What gets lost in that public image, though, is that he's a management theorist. Musk seems to approach running a business much as he'd approach a complex engineering project: Figure out what works and do that, even if it doesn't make sense to anyone else.

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Elon Musk's management rules

Elon Musk's management rules
  • No large meetings unless they're of value to everyone.
  • Don't have frequent meetings unless the matter is truly urgent. 
  • If you are not adding value to a meeting, walk out.
  • Don't use acronyms and nonsense words for objects, software, or processes.
  • Avoid any terms that require an explanation - they inhibit communication.
  • Communicate directly with individuals rather than through a chain of command.
  • Don't follow any "company rule" that doesn't make common sense.
  • Ideas that increase productivity or happiness are always welcome.
  • Never do anything that would make a great Dilbert cartoon.

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