Elon Musk & Divine Right
By James Santagata
Principal Consultant, SiliconEdge
Yesterday I came across what I felt to be a provocatively brilliant quote by Elon Musk which I subsequently posted into my LinkedIn Update and Facebook Status feeds.
"The reason I haven't taken SpaceX public is the goals of SpaceX are very long-term, which is to establish a city on Mars."
-- Elon Musk
The next day, I awoke to find this little gem of a comment from my friend Chikako Uchinami of synopsis.TODAY below it:
"Elon is instructive of the principle of Divine Right.
He's not always right, but when he is he is the most interesting man in the world.
You can't inherit Divine Right- you take it."
-- Chikako Uchinami
Besides being incredibly insightful, Chikako brilliantly articulated the concept and application Divine Right
And that's what it is.
It 's not given. It can only be taken. The right can only be asserted.
Think about the power of those statements.
Now think about the power and effectiveness of any leader (including you) who not only understands but lays claim to and assertively wields Divine Right.
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