Elon Musk’s guide to getting ahead in business

Erwin Oropesa
Elon Musk
What are the secrets behind Elon Musk’s astonishing business success?

Last month Elon Musk became the world’s second richest man, according to Forbes magazine. Pundits are now predicting he could leapfrog Jeff Bezos to take the top spot this year. So, what is the secret of his success? A few years back I spent almost an hour discussing exactly this with him. To mark his new milestone we decided to dust the interview off and share it with you. So here is Elon Musk’s guide to success in business.

1. It isn’t about the money

This is absolutely central to Musk’s attitude to business.

When I interviewed him in 2014 he said he didn’t know how rich he was.

“It’s not as if there is a pile of cash somewhere,” he said. “It’s really just that I have a certain number of votes in Tesla, and SpaceX, and SolarCity, and

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Business leaders tell Congress to certify Biden won election, Trump lost

Erwin Oropesa

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris at the transition team’s Covid-19 advisory board Nov. 9, 2020 meeting in Wilmington, Delaware.

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Major U.S. business leaders on Monday urged that Congress this week certify President-elect Joe Biden‘s Electoral College victory over President Donald Trump, who has refused to recognize his loss in the 2020 election.

Business groups including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Business Roundtable, the National Association of Manufacturers, and the Partnership for New York City separately issued statements calling for an end to efforts to undermine Biden’s win.

“This presidential election has been decided and it is time for the country to move forward. President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris have won the Electoral College and the courts have rejected challenges to the electoral process,” the Partnership for New York City said in its statement.

“Congress should certify the

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Rajasthan 6th state to complete ease of doing business reforms; eligible to borrow Rs 2,731 cr

Erwin Oropesa

a screen shot of a person: Rajasthan 6th state to complete ease of doing business reforms; eligible to borrow Rs 2,731 cr

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Rajasthan 6th state to complete ease of doing business reforms; eligible to borrow Rs 2,731 cr

Rajasthan has become the 6th state to complete the ‘Ease of Doing Business’ reforms stipulated by the finance ministry. With this, Rajasthan is eligible for additional funds worth Rs 2,731 crore through open market borrowings.

Other five states that have also completed the ‘Ease of Doing Business’ reforms are Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Telangana. These six states have been granted additional borrowing permission of total Rs19,459 crore.

The scheme was started by the Centre in May 2020, under which it decided to link grant of additional borrowing permissions to states undertaking the ease of doing business reforms.

These reforms are completion of the first assessment of ‘District Level Business Reform Action Plan’; removal of the need to renew or approve registration certificates or licences obtained by

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