Entrepreneur.com published parts of an email written by Elon Musk, Tesla’s and SpaceX’s CEO. I’m sharing it with you because there are key points Mr. Musk makes in his email that has to do with communication and taking down silos within an organization.
Near the end of the email, Mr. Musk states “…ensuring that we execute ultra-fast and well. We obviously cannot compete with the big car companies in size, so we must do so with intelligence and agility.” The words intelligence and agility slapped my head.
Do you know how Amazon has made their mark? It’s because they’re human-centric. Amazon’s real growth comes from caring about people inside and out of the organization and according to the book “Be Like Amazon: Even a Lemonade Stand Can Do It” agility is one of the four pillars of Amazon’s success.
I recommend you read one of the best business books I’ve read in a long time. Yes, the three gents who wrote the book are partners and mentors of mine but I put those biases aside. After you read “Be Like” come back and you’ll see a connection between Tesla, SpaceX and Amazon.