Learnings from Elon Musk

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First Principles

from http://jamesclear.com/first-principles

I think it is important to reason from first principles rather than by analogy. The normal way we conduct our lives is we reason by analogy. [When reasoning by analogy] we are doing this because it’s like something else that was done or it is like what other people are doing — slight iterations on a theme.

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How to make a pitch

from https://medium.com/firm-narrative/want-a-better-pitch-watch-this-328b95c2fd0b#.426ue0rxg

#1: Name the enemy
#2: Answer “Why now?”
#3: Show the promised land before explaining how you’ll get there
#4: Identify obstacles—then explain how you’ll overcome them
#5: Present evidence that you’re not just blowing hot air
#6: The pitch