Why I Fire Employees Every Day – Elon Musk

3:02 I look for evidence of exceptional ability by asking one question: tell me the story of your life, the hardest challenges you faced and how you solved them.

3:48 No need for a college degree because that piece of paper just proves you can do the chores assigned to you during school and you memorized enough to do well on their tests. What if your actual work does not use any of that? Relevant real-world experience is far more valuable than an academic one. School is for learning how to learn, sadly. that’s about it.

4:37 When you hire people, you are really just convincing them to join you in your endeavor, find a shared passion so they stay during the dark times

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