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You know, one of the things that really hurt Apple was after I left John Sculley got a very serious disease. It’s the disease of thinking that a really great idea is 90% of the work...
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*/ The first master plan that I wrote 10 years ago is now in the final stages of completion. It wasn't all that complicated and basically consisted of:
Background: My day job is running a space transportation company called SpaceX, but on the side I am the chairman of Tesla Motors and help formulate the business and product strategy with Martin an...
If you want others to follow, learn to be alone with your thoughts
I recently spent some time on Twitter discussing the monetary wonders of Starbucks. In this post I'll bring a bunch of tweets together i...
Go deep, move fast, and build multi-decade abstractions. Ken Norton's interview with Stripe product lead Michael Siliski about the company's product culture.
NEXT POST: Part II of my thoughts on TikTok, on how the app design is informed by its algorithm and vice versa in a virtuous circle.
Building a startup is incredibly difficult, and there is almost nothing more important than hiring. This is especially pronounced in the early days...
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This week’s essay is on how to prepare for a board meeting, though many of the lessons apply to internal reviews as well.
This week’s essay is on how to be an effective executive. This is inspired by a talk Keith gives to some of our portfolio companies’ executives.
constructions in magical thinking
In my previous post on TikTok I discussed why its For You Page algorithm is the connective tissue that makes TikTok work...
In writing, "we can't quite lose ourselves in conversation the way we might in person because writing forces us to not only speak but also think about speaking."
The Kool-Aid Factory brings organizations together to do their best work.
David Perell interviews futurist Balaji Srinivasan. Listen now.
Disclaimer: I’m a product manager at Uber. This piece represents my views only, and not those of Uber, fellow employees, managers, customers, clients, suppliers, investors or people working o…