What’s the secret behind Elon Musk’s creative thinking skills? The answer is that he uses a creative thinking technique called “first principles“.
Former Greek Minister of Finance Yanis Varoufakis provides an interesting perspective in this short interview with financial commentator David McWilliams.
The technique Beginner’s Mind is one of the most popular in our problem-solving workshops. Participants forget everything they know about a subject or project and view it as if completely fresh.
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Serial entrepreneur Elon Musk swears by first principles thinking. Musk, founder of online payments giant PayPal, space transport services company SpaceX and electric car maker Tesla says first principles thinking enables him to dig deep into problems and get to fundamental truths that lead to new ways of doing things.