Elon Musk: ""First principles is a physics way of looking at the world. You boil things down to the most fundamental truths and then reason up from there. (For example) people may say 'battery packs are really expensive and that is the way they will always be'. No, that's pretty dumb. If you apply that reasoning to anything new, you wouldn't ever be able to get to that new thing."


The author is a manager in the software industry with international expertise: Authorized officer at one of the large consulting firms - Responsible for setting up an IT development center at the Bangalore offshore location - Director M&A at a software company in Berlin.