Daily Archives: April 5, 2017

Zero Degrees of Innovation?

Patterns only become patterns if something is repeated enough times.

And the following blog post will highlight impressive alumni.

Elon Musk is best known for his innovative work on Tesla cars and SpaceX. Tesla focuses on electric cars, which includes the Model 3 (starting at $35,000 before any tax breaks). SpaceX focuses on technology built and imagined for space ventures. Mr. Musk is viewed by many as a Steve Jobs-like thinker who is changing the game of transportation on Earth and in the stars. Part of the attraction to Mr. Musk’s way of thinking is that he breaks from conventional wisdom. Norms do not appear to impress Elon Musk.

For instance, listen to what he thinks of college degrees within the space of creativity, innovation and potential.

While it’s not quite as simple to declare a high school or college degree inconsequential, Mr. Musk’s point does raise valid concerns in attempting to view the potential of applicants. If a firm wants conventional results, then a conventional approach works. But if a firm wants unconventional results, then past ways of determining skill and potential demand revision and a procedural overhaul.

If only Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Larry Ellison had track records of success…