Elon Musk: “Over the past 12 years I have taken a vacation only twice”

Head of the companies SpaceX and Tesla Elon Musk had told reporters that he doesnt need a vacation. For example, he describes a holiday on the beach as “the worst” and “most boring” thing. In his biography Musk joked that “the holiday will kill you”, remembering the story of his journey, when he contracted malaria. However, in a recent interview on Danish television entrepreneur complained about the inability to take time off.

My task now is to strengthen the management of Tesla so that I, in particular, could take a vacation. Over the past 12 years I had a week off only twice. Musk has compared a young company with a baby who needs constant care and attention.

As noted, during the recording of an interview Musk looked very tired — after the financial crisis of 2008, when Tesla and SpaceX were on the verge of bankruptcy, the entrepreneur was asked to take a break due to the fact that his eyes began to tear. On the question of why hes subjecting himself to such loads, making risky business, Musk said that he hoped that the efforts applied are now well reflected in the future.

When I first took a vacation — explosion of the Orbital Sciences rocket, and then rocket Richard Branson. It all happened on the same week. Second holiday — blew up my rocket. The lesson that can be learned from this — dont take a vacation.

CEO of Apple Tim cook also prefers not to go on vacation. A top Manager of the most expensive companies of the world wakes up around four in the morning and almost never rests on weekends. In 2014, Apple paid cook compensation by $ 56 thousand dollars for unspent vacation.

Source: google.co.uk/blog/startup-agency-one-way-past-founders-can-help-new-ones/

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