Elon Musk Shares His Miracle Strategy For Getting So Much Done

There’s no doubt that Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk works a lot. The question is, rather, how he actually does it. In a recent Twitter conversation about his lack of sleep lately, he enlightened us all about his secret to keeping focused on the job at hand—“large amounts of crack.”

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Of course, he’s joking about the crack. (Well, hopefully he is—unless the tweet is about that Christmas crack stuff that disappears before it even gets to the party table. Usage of real crack wouldn’t be the best thing to admit publicly.)

In a more serious take on Musk’s Saturday-morning Twitter feed, he hinted that Sunday will be the big day in publishing Tesla’s “Top Secret Masterplan, Part 2.” The first part of the plan isn’t recent, if the tweet references what we think it does—a Tesla blog post from a decade ago, written by Musk and titled “The Secret Tesla Motors Master Plan (just between you and me).”

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We’ll have the coverage here, if there’s any to be had.

Staff writer, Jalopnik

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DISCUSSION

I dislike these questions, because there’s no real secret. Having a genuine enthusiasm for whatever it is you do, learning to prioritize so you don’t work on 20 different things at once, and then handing that shit off to focus on something else if necessary.

He’s even shown us how this works, multiple times: he’ll come up with an idea like the Hyperloop, then offer it up to someone else to flesh out.