Dr. Erin Jacques | @dr.erintalks

Play Bigger: Category Mastery and Elon Musk's Blueprint for Domination

1 Actionable Tip for the Week

This week, start by identifying a unique problem your product or service solves. Create three different posts articulating this problem, each with its unique angle or messaging. Share these posts with your audience to measure which one resonates the best, using their feedback to refine your approach and strengthen your message. Good luck!!!

Book I'm Reading for the Week

"Play Bigger" guides companies on becoming leaders by creating new markets where they can set their own rules, a concept known as 'category design.' It's not just about beating the competition in existing markets; it's about carving out a unique space, understanding what people truly need, and positioning your solution as the top choice. The book emphasizes the importance of timing and catering to desires like convenience and style, using Tesla's strategy to illustrate how shifting focus to what customers truly want can redefine success.


Elon Musk's journey with Tesla is a perfect example of these ideas in action. Back when electric cars were hardly a blip on the radar, Musk didn’t just aim to compete; he wanted to grow and rule the electric vehicle space. He saw that for electric cars to really take off, there needed to be a whole ecosystem around them—like easy-to-find charging spots and places that could fix them up. So, in a bold move, he opened up Tesla's secrets to the world, and gave up his electric car patents –hoping to kickstart this ecosystem by getting more players into the game. This wasn't just about being nice; it was a clever play to make sure electric cars became a big thing, creating a market where Tesla was the top dog. By doing this, Musk showed how leading in a new category means thinking bigger than just selling your product; it's about shaping and growing the market itself, setting the stage for not just Tesla but electric vehicles as a whole to thrive.

2 Ideas from Me

“You have nothing to lose, so why not try to become an entrepreneur”

-Dr. Erin Jacques

“Grit will always win over intelligence on a long enough timeline”

-Dr. Erin Jacques

2 Quotes from Others

“Anyone not busy learning is busy dying.”


-Felix Dennis

Founder of Maxim Magizine

"Greatness is not intelligence -greatness comes from character and character isn’t formed out of smart people, it is formed out of people who suffered."

-Jensen Huang

CEO of Nvidia Technology Corp.

Until Next Week,

-Dr. Erin Jacques

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Dr. Erin Jacques

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