Playback speed
Share post
Share post at current time

Paid episode

The full episode is only available to paid subscribers of Great Leadership With Jacob Morgan

The 5 Minute Leader - How to Solve Any Problem Like Elon Musk Using First Principles

Elon Musk is one of the most innovative and successful entrepreneurs of our time, and much of his problem-solving prowess can be attributed to his mastery of first principles thinking.

This is the premium edition of Great Leadership. If you’ve been a free subscriber and like what you see, how about taking things up a notch? Get your hands on weekly videos like the one in this email, deep dives from yours truly and amazing guests, access to the full content archive, and the ability to message me directly (new feature!). You can likely get this covered as a professional development expense at work.

Upgrade to Premium

In today’s 5-Minute Leader, I’ll guide you through a straightforward, five-step process of first-principle thinking: identify the problem, break it down, challenge assumptions, rebuild from the ground up, and test and adapt. This approach not only simplifies decision-making but also inspires groundbreaking innovations, as demonstrated by leading companies like Google and 3M.

Most notable, this approach is used by Elon Musk in all of his organizations. By reducing problems to their most basic elements, leaders can foster creative and effective solutions that defy traditional methods.

Subscribers can watch the video to learn more about this week’s leadership hack.

Get 20% off a group subscription

Leave a comment


Listen to this episode with a 7-day free trial

Subscribe to Great Leadership With Jacob Morgan to listen to this post and get 7 days of free access to the full post archives.

Great Leadership With Jacob Morgan
5-Minute Leader
Weekly 5 minute videos that provide leadership strategies & tips used by the world's top CEOs, thinkers, and leaders. All of them are practical, actionable, and tested and designed to make you a great leader!