ELON MUSK

ANOTHER GENIUS?

By Mojtaba Ghasemi

Mojtaba GhasemiBiomedical is a PhD candidate in Engineering (Biomechanics) at Polytechnique School of Montreal

Mojtaba GhasemiBiomedical is a PhD candidate in Engineering (Biomechanics) at Polytechnique School of Montreal

I am pretty sure you’ve heard his name before, or maybe not. So here he is; ELON MUSK, the founder, CEO and CTO of SpaceX; co-founder, CEO and product architect of Tesla Motors; chairman of SolarCity, co-chairman of OpenAI; co-founder of Zip2; and co-founder of PayPal. As of April 2016, he has an estimated net worth of $12.3 billion USD, making him the 68th wealthiest person in the U.S.A.

Wow, he is quite impressive, isn’t he? I can point out the details of his life or his companies but I won’t, what you need to know is that he quit his PhD in Applied Physics at Stanford University after two days to pursue his entrepreneurial aspirations, like many other successful people, it seems like this quitting the university thing works really perfect (maybe we should do the same; don’t worry, I’m kidding or am I?). It seems that Mr. Musk decided to plan his life following his dreams like his favorite scientist and inventor, “Tesla” (mysterious and genius scientist that I think no name has been mentioned in science fiction movies as much as Tesla’s name) to create whatever he thinks that needs to be created, no matter what.

He has been always ahead of his colleges and competitor. He took his ideas seriously and used every chances he got. No one had thought about establishing some kind of company for transporting people out of space or creating an awesome electrical vehicle which is going to change the entire automobile industry.

Tesla 3, 345 km per charge, 0-100 km/h less than 6 sec, autopilot safety hardware, starting price 35,000.00 USD

Tesla 3, 345 km per charge, 0-100 km/h less than 6 sec, autopilot safety hardware, starting price 35,000.00 USD

I don’t know if he is a genius or he is just a lucky person that has been placed in the right place at the right moment, but I do know that he is not stupid for sure and to become someone like him, and building a billion dollar company, not being stupid is not enough. Rest of conditions can be summarized as creativity, diligence, and futuristic which are the key to become a pioneer as Elon became.

If you think like me that nowadays it’s really unlikely to achieve such successfulness as he did, and it is up to chance, guess what, you think right but here is the thing; we cannot be sure unless we try. Believe it or not, we have to create our chance and we need to make sure of being the best of ourselves, otherwise we will waste our time.