Hello, I’m a South African and am very proud of fellow South African and Boy Wonder, Elon Musk and have been nothing short of awestruck with his abundant brilliance and, as Nishanth Salinamakki, a follower of Musk and main source of this information for the past two years; and who had read his biography has said about Musk:”It’s true that Elon Musk is seen as nearly perfect (especially in the Quora community). This is probably because a very small percentage of people are generally able to start one successful business, and he’s founded no fewer than three such gigantic companies: Zip2, SpaceX, and PayPal he has also been involved in others (Tesla, SolarCity, OpenAI). Presently, he is leading two brand new companies in two completely different spheres of business, of which both have long-term goals bordering on science fiction.”These business ventures, are striving to change our very way of life, that of becoming nonconsumers of goods. It is this groundbreaking and cutting edge kind of success and drive which we find so exciting; it is for this exact reason, Musk is hailed as one of the greatest entrepreneurs of our time, and the reason why everyone is so obsessed with him. We all want to be like him! The fact is, however, that no one is perfect, and everyone has a dark side, especially highly successful people like Elon Musk (This is often as a result of these very traits that made them so successful). In Ashlee Vance’s detailed biography on Musk, his flaws are vividly highlighted. Elon Musk sucks at relationships. He is quoted as having whispered to his first wife during their wedding, “I am the alpha in this relationship”.Musk never takes no for an answer, and he rides his employees hard, even right out of their minds, and sometimes right out of the company as well, as in the case of Mary Beth Brown. She was a devoted assistant to Musk and had been there from the beginning of SpaceX, back when everyone viewed the program as a joke) and she worked the very same hours he did. When she apparently had asked for a raise, Musk questioned her value to the company and after telling her to take a two-week break, decided that SpaceX would be better off without her.Besides being uncompromising and demanding on himself, he forces employees to work long hours as well. If any other CEO did this, to his employees, no one would work for him/her but since Musk’s companies’ goals are so meaningful and exciting, everyone pours their heart and soul into his company’s mission).Source: https://www.quora.com/Elon Musk and SpaceX makes all above photos freely available on Flickr | Flickr Blog
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