Most people make judgements and decisions based on conventional wisdom. First principles thinking means discarding everything you think you know, and reasoning up from fundamental truths. This is hard and time-consuming, but sometimes it’s the only way to achieve the ‘impossible’.
- The Cook and the Chef: Musk’s Secret Sauce (article) by Tim Urban
- First Principles and the Art of Thinking like Elon Musk (article) by Hayme Hoffman
- First Principles: Elon Musk on the Power of Thinking for Yourself (article) by James Clear
- Elon Musk interview (Youtube video) by Kevin Rose