CHAPTER 5

The Analyst Style

CEO Use Case: Elon Musk, A Data-Driven Leader

When I was a little kid, I was really scared of the dark. But then I came to understand, dark just means the absence of photons in the visible wavelength—400 to 700 nanometers. Then I thought, well, it’s really silly to be afraid of a lack of photons. Then I wasn’t afraid of the dark anymore after that.

That quote comes from Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, an entrepreneur, investor, and engineer famous for his relentless drive and attention to detail. It is also the kind of thing a person with a primarily analytical behavior would say when choosing how to look at the ...

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