Elon is perhaps the world’s most innovative and successful entrepreneur. He is a nonconformist and thinks that he can change the world. He is one of those few human beings who think differently, out of league someone can ever imagine.
Elon’s company SpaceX has developed a new technology to reuse the orbital launch system as many times as you want. The idea of reusing the orbital launch system can save a lot of money and make space mission more economical. It’s brilliant, isn’t it? Tesla Sedan S and other electric vehicles are also another examples of his excellent innovative thinking.
So, the question is how does Elon think differently than us? In many of his interview, Elon has talked about his way of think differently and is called First Principle Thinking. and anyone can use this principle to solve problems in the more generic way.
What is first principle thinking?
In Elon’s words ” First principle is a physics way of looking at the world, what that really means is that you boil things down to the most fundamental truths and then reason up from there…that takes a lot more mental energy.”
How will it help you?
Reasoning by first principle is important because it helps you to break down the situation at ground level and look at the fundamental facts. Understanding of the fundamental facts of the situation can help you to develop your own way to solve a problem rather than looking it as the rest of world thinks.