"If Nicolai Tesla applied at Tesla today, would we even give him an interview?"

Musk said this was something he thought about sometimes, when considering hiring engineers, or just good people to work at his company. He said he wasn't sure they would.

"Just three bullet points. Like evidence of exceptional ability. And if you say 'Wow' if you read those three bullet points, that should be the approach." He said this about looking for people.