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Elon Musk, a man with the aim in his mind. He compromises with nothing and wants to achieve everything. Not every man who has founded a company is lucky, but this man did get lucky because of his perfection. Elon Musk has founded three companies (Zip2, SpaceX, PayPal) and they all are leading the world in their respective areas.
We can always see the bright side of a fortunate person easily because they always keep their dark secrets hidden, and it hardly comes out in public. Elon Musk might have forgotten one thing, every energy, be it right or evil finds its way in reaching out to people.
He not only founded three companies, but he has worked for the benefits of three other companies as well like Tesla, SolarCity, OpenAl. He wants to change the way human lives, just like a science fiction superhero.
Not everyone gets a chance to be successful like him; he is unprecedented. He's known as the greatest of all modern entrepreneurs. People dream to be like him; they're obsessed with him.
And we cannot say that this man is pure and has got nothing to hide. He has some dark secrets that not most of the people know. And we're about to reveal some of those mysterious dark secrets of Elon Musk.
He is so obsessed with his work and leadership that he wants to be a leader everywhere. It's said that he even whispered to his first wife during their wedding, "I am the alpha in this relationship."
Mr. Musk never compromised with his aim and goals for the sake of any other things in life. He'd leave his family, friends, and employees behind just because he wants to achieve something. Maybe his this attitude has got him to the top of the world, but he has earned no friends. You see, it's alone at the top.
It may sound like a Hollywood super villain, who is experimenting something in his laboratory and doesn't want his scientists to say no when it comes to achieving something. Elon Musk is the same; he never accepts 'NO' for an answer. He rode his employees hard, right out of their minds, and even sometimes right out of their company.
One of the Quora writers mentioned an instance of Mary Beth Brown who was a loyal assistant to Musk and was there with him since the inception of SpaceX (when people said it's a joke). She worked day and night with Elon Musk. However, when she asked him to raise her pay, Elon asked her to take weeks off for a vacation and fired her saying that company can still operate without her.
As an audience, you might have seen his interviews in which he behaves humble, but everything is scripted in those interviews. He has many flaws, but it also said that these flaws are the primary reason behind why people like him become hugely successful.
Michael Jordon was greatest of all basketball players, but he was a ruthless competitor. Steve Jobs was a very mean guy, but immensely devoted to the success of a company, and he demanded utmost perfection from his employees.