How To Learn Like Elon Musk

Learning across multiple fields provides an information advantage (and therefore an innovation advantage) because most people focus on just one field.”

Michael Simmons breaks down how Tesla founder Elon Musk has managed to build four innovative, successful companies in four different fields (software, transportation, energy, and aerospace) thanks to his ability to learn.

It explains how Musk learns faster and better than everyone else and points out the key to his success is his ability and eagerness to study seemingly unrelated fields.

Combined with a voracious reading habit (he read two unrelated books a DAY starting in his teenage years), this has enabled him to develop a strong “learning transfer” power — he takes what he learns in one field and applies it to another.