Elon Musk Hack to Upgrade Your Thinking
A first principle is a basic assumption that can’t be deduced from any other proposition.
It’s the only sure thing in a complex problem.
Musk reasons from first principles, from the ground up, rather than by analogy (such as previous experiences).
Is his own words:
“You look at the fundamentals and construct your reasoning from that and then see if you have a conclusion that works or doesn’t work. And it may or may not be different from what pe…