From The Atlantic:

The texts are juicy, but not because they are lurid, particularly offensive, or offer up some scandalous Muskian master plan—quite the opposite. What is so illuminating about the Musk messages is just how unimpressive, unimaginative, and sycophantic the powerful men in Musk’s contacts appear to be.

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  1. Luck.
  2. Timing.
  3. Proximity to other successful people.
  4. Being born wealthy.