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

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

By Ashlee Vance

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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--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.


Publisher: Ecco
ISBN-13: 9780062301253
ISBN-10: 006230125X
Published on 1/24/2017
Binding: Paperback
Number of pages: 416

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The book I read is called "Elon Musk Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future". The book was written by Ashlee Vance. The photographs were done by so much people such as Allison Saltzman, Art Streiber, and Melinda Vance. The book is nonfiction and is a biography with 416 pages. Elon Musk is a famous inventor and entreprenuer. As of today, he designs new Tesla cars and plans on sending rockets into space. As you read the book, you will find his failures and the success he received during his life. A lesson Elon Musk learned was that he should never give up. For example, when he was selling his roadsters, not much people bought it. Musk later decided to make a new design called the Model S. Musk advertised it and people decided to buy it because of the new improvements and features compared with the other cars. A lot of people would have probably given up, but Elon Musk decided to keep going until he claimed success. In conclusion, I would recommend this book because it tells you how he was an average business man then became a very successful entreprenuer. One unanswered question I would like to ask the author is if you can make an updated version on Elon Musk.