Elon Musk, through his life, has worked to ensure his dream comes true every way possible. Be it for founding PayPal, Tesla or SpaceX, Musk has always put his heart and soul into every company he started. The twist in the tale here? He has worked with renewable energy in a way that helps not just him, but the rest of the world as well. To inspire yourself on a dull day and learn things from the man behind Tesla, check out these inspiring life lessons!
1. Have a vision
Every great leader always started with a vision in mind. The power of a vision is simple. It lets you create a path you are sure you want to walk. When Elon Musk founded PayPal, he created a revolution in terms of online transfers world over. He had such a great vision, he refused to stop despite people thinking his idea was going to fail. Have a vision so great and extraordinary that you keep moving forward despite every hurdle and roadblock. .
2. Money isn’t everything
None of the people who made it to the top ever did it for the money. Sure, the piles come as an added perk but there is a greater satisfaction. Focus on the difference you will make in the world and on the kind of impact your creation will have on the rest of humanity. Everything Musk has worked on, has had a lasting impression on the rest of the world. Be it PayPal, the Boring Company or SpaceX, Musk hasn’t worked with only earning money on his mind.
3. Learn to take criticism
When you are growing, it is important to take criticism from those around you. Just like exercise, it is tough to get used to it in the beginning but as time goes on, it becomes an addiction of sorts. Staying content isn’t going to get you anywhere but when you take criticism the right way, you can learn and improve what doesn’t work. When Musk had the vision of interplanetary co existence for SpaceX, stopping with minor success stories isn’t enough to grow and become what it is today! Like Musk says, “You should take the approach that you are wrong. You should work toward being less wrong.”
4. Understand the fundamentals and challenge reality
Right from the very beginning, Musk has always challenged the fundamentals of life and broken down things he couldn’t understand to their core. When he first started working with batteries, he would work down to the core of the elements (like cobalt, nickel, aluminum, carbon, polymers, and a steel can) to understand how the battery worked. Only after getting to the very core of the situation, can you understand how things work and create something unique. If you don’t understand something, don’t stick to what you see. Instead, dig deeper and get to the root.
5. Make failure an option
Unfortunately, our society has been conditioned in a way that failure is labelleled to be a bad thing. When you start a company with an extraordinary vision, you have to be prepared to accept failure is part of the course. If you’re too worried about failing, have a list ready for the recovery process. Write down the worst case scenarios on one side and on the other, write down the solutions for these problems. Don’t let the negatives hold you back from what you set your mind on.
Focus on the good things in your life and not the. Accept what you can learn from those around you and do not be afraid of failing. If you think we missed out on any other lessons from Elon Musk, comment and let us know!
Sundar Pichai To Lead Alphabet Inc As New CEO
Sundar Pichai is all set to lead Alphabet Inc., the multinational conglomerate parent company of Google. Pichai was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Google since 2015 and now, he will also lead Alphabet Inc.
On the 3rd of December, Larry Page, the co founder of Alphabet Inc., stepped down as the CEO handing over the position to Sundar Pichai. Alphabet, which emerged in 2015 as a result of restructuring of Google, currently owns more than 12 companies, including Waymo, Malta, Makani, X Development, Calico, the healthcare software company Verily and others.
Larry Page and Sergey Brin, the co founders of Google, wrote a blog post speaking about their decision of moving out of the company, instating Sundar Pichai the CEO of Alphabet.
Larry Page showed his confidence in Sundar Pichai, who has been leading Google as the CEO since 2015. Page said, “We’ve never been ones to hold on to management roles when we think there’s a better way to run the company. And Alphabet and Google no longer need two CEOs and a President. Going forward, Sundar will be the CEO of both Google and Alphabet (sic.)”
Though Larry Page and Sergey Brin resigned from their respective posts of CEO and President, they would still remain on the Board of Directors of the Company.
Born and brought up in a middle class family in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, Sundar Pichai completed his education from IIT Kharagpur and Stanford University. Later, in 2004, Pichai joined Google marking the starting point of his successful career. Sundar Pichai gained success after creating and executing the Google Chrome project, which is now the world’s most used web browser.
In the letter, Larry Page and Sergey Brin addressed Sundar Pichai praising his efforts, abilities and contribution to Google. “Sundar brings humility and a deep passion for technology to our users, partners and our employees every day,” they added.
The cofounders also mentioned Pichai worked for the growth and development of Google and Alphabet for 15 years, through the formation of Alphabet, as CEO of Google, and a member of the Alphabet Board of Directors.. They are confident Pichai would lead Google and Alphabet with great passion.
Speaking about the blog and the role, Sundar Pichai tweeted
I’m excited about Alphabet’s long term focus on tackling big challenges through technology. Thanks to Larry & Sergey, we have a timeless mission, enduring values and a culture of collaboration & exploration – a strong foundation we’ll continue to build on https://t.co/tSVsaj4FsR
— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) December 4, 2019
Twitter users congratulated Sundar Pichai for becoming the CEO of Alphabet Inc. Hours after the big announcement, the shares of Alphabet Inc., rose by 0.64 % to 1,303 dollars.
From a small company in 1998 working out of a dorm room and a garage to a multinational conglomerate, the journey of Google and Alphabet has been incredible. Watch the biography of Larry Page on our YouTube Channel
Wharton Graduate Eric Tse Becomes Billionaire At 24
Eric Tse, a Wharton graduate, was gifted $ 3.8 billion by his parents in the form of 2.7 billion shares of his parents’ company, Sino Biopharmaceutical Limited.
It was also reported along with the gift, Eric Tse was also promoted to the position of executive director at Sino Biopharmaceutical, after working at the Company for 1 year. As the executive director, Eric Tse will have a salary of $ 498,000 annually plus bonuses.
Now, Forbes lists Eric Tse as the 546th richest person in the world. Moreover, Bloomberg also reported the shares transferred to Eric Tse are equivalent to 21.45 % of the Company’s share capital.
Tse Ping, Eric’s father, founded the billion dollar company Sino Biopharmaceutical in 2000 and serves as the CEO of the Company. Cheung Ling Cheng, Eric Tse’s mother, also serves as the Vice Chairperson of Sino Biopharmaceutical. Theresa, Eric’s older sister, who is currently the Company’s Chairperson, owns 11 % of the Company.
According to a statement released by Sino Biopharmaceutical, the shares were transferred to Eric Tse in an effort to refine the management of the Company and the inheritance of the family wealth. The statement also added the board of directors believe the transfer of shares will not have any material impact on the business operations of the Company.
Eric Tse, who majored in Finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, was also the co founder of the Penn Wharton China Summit. The non profit organisation grew to become America’s largest student organized summit in China.
Despite the sudden increase in wealth, Tse expressed his wish of not wanting to participate in wealth ranking.
Huawei Unknown Facts
Huawei is the world’s largest manufacturer of telecommunication equipment. The Company was founded in 1987 by the 42 year old Ren Zhengfei. Considered one of the world’s largest technology brands, Huawei was valued at $ 105.1 billion in 2018. Here are a few unknown facts about this tech company.
Unknown facts about Huawei
1) Founder Ren Zhengfei came up with the name Huawei after coming across the phrase ‘Zhonghua youwei,’ which meant ‘China has promise.’
2) The name Huawei can be quite difficult for non Chinese people to pronounce. Huawei is pronounced as ‘Waa wai,’ but Huawei’s pronunciation varies by countries. This led the Company to launch a name recognition campaign, where they used “Wow way” to encourage a pronunciation closer to the actual one.
3) Huawei puts more focus on Research and Development (R and D,) with more than 40 % of the Company’s employees working in the R and D department.
4) Huawei’s Ox Horn Campus is famous for its European style architecture. Based in Guangdong, the R and D campus consists of 12 small ‘towns,’ modeled after famous European cities like Paris, Granada and Bruges. The research buildings of every ‘town’ are a replica of popular castles, palaces and many more.
5) Huawei’s 5G tech played a big part in the world’s first remote brain surgery. Dr. Ling Zhipei performed the brain surgery on a patient suffering from Parkinson’s disease. The surgeon operated on the patient, who was 3,000 km away from him, by manipulating surgical instruments with the help of a computer and 5G network. After the success, Dr. Zhipei credited Huawei’s 5G technology for ensuring a nearly real time operation.
6) In the tech industry, Apple is considered a direct rival of Huawei. However, this rivalry did not stop Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei from using Apple products. Zhengfei considers Apple’s iPhone the best phone in the world and revealed his family prefers Apple’s products over Huawei’s.
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