From the outside, it's hard to understand what's going on at Tesla.
Sending cars into outer-space, tackling autonomous driving, and redefining 100 years of American auto manufacturing in roughly a decade are among the highlights. In the shadow of media spotlight, are the production bottlenecks, unmatchable consumer demand, , and .
From the outside, it’s hard to understand what’s going on at Tesla.
Amidst building rocket ships and pondering whether AI is likely to destroy humans, CEO Elon Musk recently took over direct control of . An aggressive email shows the acute nature of Elon’s expectations. Rude, brilliant, or standoffish: few question Musk’s intelligence nor his ability to make the impossible a casual achievement. Here’s what he had to say.
Leaked Memo: 10 Brilliant Pieces of Manufacturing Advice from Tesla CEO
(1) Always Start With The Good
(2) Challenge, Demand, But Always Offer Help
(3) Production only Moves as Fast as the Least Lucky
(4) Don’t Be 10% Better, Be 10x Better, Seriously.
(5) Encourage Customers to Bring Out the Measuring Tape
(6) If Molehills Turn to Mountains, Follow the Money Train
(7) If You Can’t Explain it to A Five Year Old, You Don’t Understand it Well Enough
(8) It Must Be Ok For People To Talk Directly And Just Make The Right Thing Happen
(9) It Is Not Rude To Leave, It Is Rude To Make Someone Stay And Waste Their Time
(10) Hold Contractors to the Same Standards of Your Employees
All Good Press, Is Good Press
Most shudder at the thought of internal memos being leaked to the press, Musk embraces the microphone. He understands leadership and communication. His memo finding its way into the hands of the media Musk provides a case-in-point for struggles relatable at every level of manufacturing.
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What pieces of advice did you find most relatable? Is there a specific situation you’ve encountered that could have been avoided by following the Musk method? Leave a comment and let us know what you think!