As a well-known figure in the global scientific community, Elon Musk became famous, and from 1995 to 2000, Elon Musk and his partners founded three companies: Zip2, an online content publishing software, an electronic payment “X.com”, and an international trade payment tool, PayPal. Became the person everyone wanted to be in the late 1990s: a cyber millionaire.
Today, Musk owns SpaceX, a space exploration technology company, and Tesla, an electric car company, with a market capitalisation of $33 billion and $57 billion, respectively. However, despite his great success in his career, Musk has had little time off, taking only two breaks in the past 12 years.
According to Musk himself, he’s even afraid of vacations because “a vacation will take your life.”
According to foreign media reports, Musk had an extremely painful vacation, when Musk and his first wife Justin vacation in South Africa, the result of Musk infected with severe malaria, Musk after being misdiagnosed by two hospitals, Musk nearly died. Later, he was effectively treated to save his life.
More often than not, Musk hates vacations because of work.
In September 2000, Musk and his wife, Justine, went to Sydney for their honeymoon, only to be boycotted by executives who were then X.com’s CEOs on a plane to Australia, who sent a letter of no confidence to the company’s board of directors in an attempt to oust him. As soon as he arrived at Sydney Airport, Musk flew back to the U.S. company.
In 2015, Musk told the media: “In more than a decade, I’ve only taken two vacations, and the company has had problems.” “
“My first week off, Orbital Sciences’ rocket exploded, my second week off, my rocket exploded again,” he said. The lesson here is not to take a week off. “
Musk sleeps on the floor of Tesla’s plant every day during Tesla’s toughest time in 2018, trying to keep up with the Model 3’s production.
Musk once said, “I don’t have time to go home and take a bath.” I don’t think CEOs should take vacations when employees are working hard. “