8. Don’t Follow Trends, Create Them

“Don’t just follow the trend,” Musk said. The most successful companies focus on creating new innovations. They don’t try to chase the competition. Jonny Videl, CEO and founder of Viral Contest Marketing, has learned a lot from Musk when it comes Read more

7. Plan For Success, But Prepare To Fail

There’s no crystal ball for success. Even Musk couldn’t predict how Tesla Motors would turn out. But as he explained: “If something is important enough you should try even if the probable outcome is failure.” If you care about something, you Read more

9. Build A Feedback Loop

There’s always room for improvement. As Musk explained, “It’s very important to have a feedback loop, where you’re constantly thinking about what you’ve done and how you could be doing it better. I think that’s the single best piece of advice: Read more

10. Find The Good In What You Do

You don’t have to completely change the world to “do good.” But you should always try to provide real value. As Musk has said, “If you make something that has high value to people…and frankly, even if it’s something, if it’s Read more