CMMN WLTH 113 - Cheat Codes for Creators, Makers & Doers
Hello my friends,
Failure is when you stop doing the process.
And, last year I stopped doing the process.
As a result, I have three resolutions for 2024:
Get fit (again)
Write this newsletter (consistently)
Next week I’ll share how I am going to fulfill them.
In the meantime enjoy the first newsletter of the year ↓
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In this week’s email:
Product - Tesla playing chess when everyone else plays checkers.
People - To hire truly great people don’t rely on test scores.
Process - Beat overstimulation.
Out of Office - The kids aren’t alright.
The Exterior of the Cybertruck is the Least Interesting Part About It.
“Tesla was able to reduce the total wiring in the Cybertruck by 77%, using 1/2 the copper.”
Both Space X and Tesla are known for their long term view on manufacturing, avoiding short term gain for long term value. A startup in a sea of legacy auto makers they’ve said “we’re done with fuses, the paint shop, etc… As a prelude of what is coming next, lower cost, weight, complexity.”
In true Elon Musk fashion Tesla shipped a manual to the auto industry explaining how to do it.
Building systems in house enables Tesla to make this a reality.
How to Hire the Best People You’ve Ever Worked With.
“Isn’t a 4.0 GPA a sure sign of drive? Well, it’s a sign that the person is driven to succeed on predefined tests with clear criteria and a grader”
Intelligence, measured by standardized tests, is overrated. Focus on hiring people who are determined and passionate about their work.
One of the best predictors of future success is past performance. Look for evidence of exceptional ability in a candidate's past professional, academic, or personal life.
Ask unusual questions during the interview process. These questions can reveal more about a candidate's thought process, creativity, and problem-solving skills.
The Importance of Quiet
“There is almost a dread of having to be alone and having to be quiet.”
Modern society is obsessed with constant stimulation and instant gratification leading to increased societal anxiety and inability to focus.
Contrast noise and distraction with quiet reflection.
Over stimulation, or sensory overload, is a problem in adults as much as it is for children.
*Out of Office
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