Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future


New York Times Bestseller - Named One of the Best Books of the Year by The Wall Street Journal, NPR, Audible and Amazon In Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, veteran technology journalist Ashlee Vance provides the first inside look into the extraordinary life and times of Silicon Valley's most audacious entrepreneur. Written with exclusive access to Musk, his family and friends, the book traces the entrepreneur's journey from a rough upbringing in South Africa to the pinnacle of the global business world. Vance spent more than 30 hours in conversation with Musk and interviewed close to 300 people to tell the tumultuous stories of Musk's world-changing companies: PayPal, Tesla Motors, SpaceX and SolarCity, and to characterize a man who has renewed American industry and sparked new levels of innovation while making plenty of enemies along the way. Vance uses Musk's story to explore one of the pressing questions of our time: can the nation of inventors and creators which 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 amalgam of legendary inventors and industrialists like 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.

Author(s): Ashlee Vance  

ISBN 10: 0062301233
ISBN 13: 9780062301239
Pages: 400
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Rating of 5 by Cesar Ceneviz

"Excellent well written biography. It is fascinating to see the similarities in character that incredible innovators share."

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Rating of 5 by Marcel Ceneviz

"Elon Musk is amazing! This book does a great job demonstrating what a visionary he is. I have learned how important it is for you to have a goal to work towards and do what you love."

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Other books by Ashlee Vance

1. Geek Silicon Valley: A Circuitry of Places and People--And the Stories That Created Today's High-Tech Lifestyle Paperback (November 2007)

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