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Elon Musk - Ashlee Vance

Elon Musk

Author Ashlee Vance

  • Published: 2015-05-19
  • Category: Biographies & Memoirs
4.5 Stars
From 72 Customers Review
Price: $11.99


In the spirit of Steve Jobs and Moneyball, Elon Musk is both an illuminating and authorized look at the extraordinary life of one of Silicon Valley’s most exciting, unpredictable, and ambitious entrepreneurs—a real-life Tony Stark—and a fascinating exploration of the renewal of American invention and its new “makers.”

Elon Musk spotlights the technology and vision of Elon Musk, the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity, who sold one of his Internet companies, PayPal, for $1.5 billion. Ashlee Vance captures the full spectacle and arc of the genius’s life and work, from his tumultuous upbringing in South Africa and flight to the United States to his dramatic technical innovations and entrepreneurial pursuits.

Vance uses Musk’s story to explore one of the pressing questions of our age: can the nation of inventors and creators who led the modern world for a century still compete in an age of fierce global competition? He argues that Musk—one of the most unusual and striking figures in American business history—is a contemporary, visionary amalgam of legendary inventors and industrialists including Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Howard Hughes, and Steve Jobs. More than any other entrepreneur today, Musk has dedicated his energies and his own vast fortune to inventing a future that is as rich and far-reaching as the visionaries of the golden age of science-fiction fantasy.

Thorough and insightful, Elon Musk brings to life a technology industry that is rapidly and dramatically changing by examining the life of one of its most powerful and influential titans.

Top Customer Reviews

  • Elon Musk

    From edabancroft
    Very well written book. I enjoyed reading about Elon life and accomplished in his companies.
  • Fascinating

    From Dlj456
    A must read book! I savoured every chapter. Interesting to know how Elon grew up & how he functions,how he sees the world & plans to make it more efficient.
  • Elon Musk

    From Bobcat43
    Great read into a brilliant, determined man who should inspire anyone with a can't lose attitude. The author dives into the thinking and behavior of a demanding personality who may be looked back upon as one of the pioneers of the modern era we live in of electric cars, solar power and space travel to Mars.
  • Mr.

    From A. Welson
    Great book! Lots of encouragement!
  • Great read

    From Buildit bud
    Great insight into the life of one of the greatest modern industrialists.
  • Good book

    From Guykris
    The first chapter frustrated me because it took cheap shots at Elon, I kept thinking the writter was an idiot because he’s insulting the main audience for this book. Once I got passed the writters sarcastic opinions the book was difficult to put down.
  • Great read hard to put down

    From Avallier
    this book was a great read very hard to put down. the reason he is so wealthy and so many other ceo is because he is working so hard keep up the good work elon your companys are going to change the world.