Elon Musk is a South African inventor, entrepreneur and billionaire. He is best known as the founder of SpaceX and co-founder of Tesla Motors and PayPal. At SpaceX he is the CEO and Head of Design.
He is considered a genius for ideas, inventing "crazy". Genius is often quite eccentric. Elon Musk is a thinker, a creator and also a puzzling proof.
Elon Musk is a South African inventor, entrepreneur and billionaire.
From an early age, Elon Musk did not care about the world around him but always roamed with the brain on a planet in video games.
Because of that negligence, in middle school, Elon Musk was bullied by friends. After graduating with a bachelor's degree in Economics and Physics from the University of Pennsylvania, Elon Musk dropped out of his doctorate after only 2 days to follow the call of . Internet. Elon Musk is always looking for ways to make money and after graduating from college, Elon Musk chose to do business instead of waiting for an Internet company to pay attention to him.
In the beginning of SpaceX , the company director Elon Musk personally interviewed nearly 1,000 applicants, from job positions to technicians. As the company grew, he continued to interview engineers who had applied for it.
These people often get asked a question of Elon Musk's favorite riddle: "You are standing in a place that goes 1 mile to the south, 1 mile to the west, 1 mile to the north to return to the original position. So where do you stand? ".
Elon Musk's favorite riddle is quite tough.
There are many answers to this conundrum, with the respondents often giving two answers. The first sentence that most people say is true is the North Pole . If standing at the North Pole, going 1 mile to the South, 1 mile to the West, 1 mile to the North will create a triangle, and return to the starting point.
The correct answer most people give is the North Pole.
If they come up with this answer, Elon Musk will ask, "Do you know any more such places?" . And very few people can give the answer.
The answer is near Antarctica, where the circumference is 1 mile . You only need to go 1 mile to the south to reach the circle, so follow it and walk 1 mile to the north to return to the old position.
The second answer is the location near Antarctica.
To investigate the answers to Elon's riddles, CNBC printed them out and stuck them all over in Manhattan. The goal is to give people of all backgrounds, ages and backgrounds a chance to try it out. But only 1 person answered correctly.
Fortunately for candidates, Elon Musk does not place a heavy emphasis on giving the right answers, but rather wants to evaluate the approach to information and solve problems through their answers.
SpaceX is the Space Exploration Technology Corporation, a privately held rocket and spacecraft company based in Hawthorne, California. They have the ambition to send people to Mars, so employees need to meet creative requirements and know how to find smart solutions.
The tech billionaire also revealed that during the interview, he asked them: "What is the most difficult challenge you have ever faced and how have you solved them?".
From this question, Musk said he could know if they were a team leader or just a member telling them what to do."Those who think problem solving really know how to solve it, they know the smallest details," he said.