San Francisco: Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, in an interview with artificial intelligence researcher Lex Fridman, shared tips for students, such as reading books, avoiding becoming a leader, and helping.
When asked what advice he would give to young people who want to do something big, Musk simply responded by saying “try to be helpful.”
Musk mentioned that the younger generation should be doing things that are useful to other human beings and to the world. âIt is very difficult to be of service,â Musk said, urging young people to âcontribute more than what you consumeâ.
He also advised the students to read and expand their general knowledge so that they know what is going on in the world.
Musk also noted that the more you talk to different types of people around the world, the more open your mind will be.
âTalk to people from different backgrounds and different industries, professions and skills,â Elon Musk told Fridman.
In a 2014 interview, Musk said he was looking for “evidence of exceptional ability” in a potential employee, rather than a degree from a prestigious university.
“You don’t even have to have a college degree, or even a high school diploma,” Musk said in an interview with German automotive publication Auto Bild about his hiring preferences more broadly. .
âIf someone is a graduate of a great university, it may indicate that they will be capable of great things, but that is not necessarily the case. If you look at, say, people like Bill Gates or Larry Ellison, Steve Jobs, these guys didn’t graduate from college, but if you had the chance to hire them that sure would be a good idea.