How Is Elon Musk Running Two Companies At Once?

In case you’ve missed it, Elon Musk is a very busy man. Not only is he serving as Tesla’s CEO, facing the ambitious production targets of the Model S (which he set) and the massive battery gigafactory, he also manages SpaceX. The companies’ headquarters are even located in different regions.

Sometime we can’t even walk and chew gum at the same time.

So, how does he get it done? Apparently he divides his day into 5-minute slots – and dedicated full 5 minutes to have lunch, although he says sometime he has it while in a meeting. His workweek is between 85 and 100 hours long and according to him, approximately 80% of his time is dedicated to design and engineering. He also says he simply ignores most phone calls.

Does it work? We’ll see if Tesla meets investors’ extremely high expectations. Is it ideal? Even the nonstop Elon Musk admits it’s not always the case. Back in 2015, when it was made known that Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey will hold his previous position as Square CEO, Elon Musk commented by saying “I wouldn’t recommend running two companies. It decreases your freedom a lot.”

How much do you get through in one day and how much more can you do? For many online traders, balancing time is an important – and very challenging – task, but it’s one you simply have to master, and constantly improve.

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