Elon Musk: Inventing the Future
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Elon Musk: Inventing the Future

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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, Elon Musk—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.

Title:Elon Musk: Inventing the Future
Edition Language:English
ISBN:0062301233
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:392 pages

    Elon Musk: Inventing the Future Reviews

  • Will Byrnes
    Feb 02, 2015

    Elon Musk is not exactly a name that rolls easily off the tongue, like say Tony Stark, the fictional person to whom he is most often compared, or even Steve Jobs, a real-world visionary, whose mantle ...

  • Maddie
    Jun 11, 2016

    https://bookmonstersblog.com/&https://coyoteuglyswaggerbookblog.wor...Elon Reeve Musk!Best Motivational Video - Be Phenomenal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzhzk...Before becoming THE Professional M...

  • Ana
    Mar 28, 2016

    Yes I am still crushing on Elon Musk. I'm counting on him to deliver on his promise of building a city on Mars. The time has come for us to destroy yet another planet. ...

  • Mark Bao
    May 23, 2015

    Excellent and inspiring. This book brought up one key question: do you have to be a bit reckless to be good? Musk was reckless in two areas: in the risks he took, and the way that he manages his compa...

  • Louise
    May 18, 2015

    3.5 StarsI like the can-do attitude Vance took with hounding Musk and wearing him down till he agreed to cooperate with this biography. I also appreciated all the "Holy crap, Musk is CRAZY. CRAZY like...

  • Raeleen Lemay
    Feb 05, 2017

    Read for Book Riot's 2017 Read Harder challenge: #13 Read a nonfiction book about technologyThis book had its ups and downs for me: the high points being Elon's early years and how he got started in t...

  • Lyubov
    Jan 12, 2016

    Предупреждавам, че това ревю ще бъде лично и доста дълго, за което не се извинявам. Просто информирам. За да ра...

  • Tom Tabasco
    Jun 23, 2015

    Let me offer this thought: SpaceX is the coolest and most exciting company in the world at this moment in time.Yes, Tesla is also extremely cool. And inspiring. But nothing can beat that feeling of po...

  • Lubinka Dimitrova
    Jun 08, 2016

    This is an incredibly inspiring book, a important look into a game-changing worldview, and a valuable lesson to the world. As Musk says, "If something is important enough, even if the odds are against...

  • Arun Divakar
    Nov 01, 2015

    Google’s Larry Page says that ’Good ideas are always crazy until they are not’ and this is a statement of truth. If before 2007, someone were audacious enough to tell you that a mobile phone mad...