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Elon Musk Borrowed A Problem-Solving Skill From Aristotle

Original story at CleanTechnica• 3 mentions • 2 weeks ago

 
 
August 12th, 2017 by Matt PressmanOriginally published on EV Annex. Tesla CEO Elon Musk is considered a modern-day Steve Jobs. But does Musk get some of his management playbook from a more ancient source? Over 2300 years ago, Aristotle said that a first principle is the “first basis from which a thing is known” and that pursuing first principles is the key to doing any sort of systemic inquiry — whether in philosophy, as he did, or in business, as Musk does. According to Inc., “First articulated and named by Aristotle, the First Principle has endured all these millennia as ...