Who is a Gigapreneur?
Giga, as we know, is a unit of measurement denoting a factor of 10 to the power of 9. In my mind, a gigapreneur is a super passionate entrepreneur with a superlative impact in multiple orders of magnitude. Elon Musk is one such example. If you look at the legacy he is creating and the groundbreaking innovations he is working on is just awe-inspiring. He is working to revolutionize transportation both on Earth, through electric car maker Tesla, and in space, via rocket producer SpaceX. He is the Founder of The Boring Company and a Co-founder of Neuralink and OpenAI. Previously, he co-founded and sold PayPal, the world's leading Internet payment system, and Zip2, one of the first internet maps and directions services.
What makes him a gigaprenuer is the lasting impact he is leaving, not just on his businesses but to the world overall. His biggest strength is perhaps the passion with which he operates and the belief in his ability to bring the change. As the Time magazine puts it “To Musk, his vast fortune is a mere side effect of his ability not just to see but to do things others cannot, in arenas where the stakes are existential.”
“I operate on the physics approach to analysis. You boil things down to the first principles or fundamental truths in a particular area and then you reason up from there.”
- Elon Musk
What truly stands out about him is that he knows what he really wants (with an amazing clarity of thought) and has a strong determination to achieve what he wants. This is a rare quality. And perhaps that is what makes him special - a true champion gigaprenuer with an infectious enthusiasm and creativity, coupled with abundant energy, determination and passion to change things.
This blog is an attempt to inspire people towards entrepreneurship, who can transform the world, one innovation at a time, and create many more such change-makers
, doers and believers - an exciting generation of impactful entrepreneurs - “the gigapreneurs”!