Continuous learning is a huge part of who Elon Musk is today. We know him for being an ambitious entrepreneur, but it all started when he was little where he reads about two books a day according to his brother. Elon Musk’s rule for learning is to always start with the basics. Don’t get smart about knowing everything already. He said, “Every topic or subject has a logical structure to it — root, trunk, branches, and leaves. Seek first to understand the basics.” If you want to learn smarter and faster, start with the roots and trunk of the subject in its simplest form and work your way up to learn the branches.