Elon Musk

Author: Ashlee Vance
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062301260
Release Date: 2015-05-19
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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.

Elon Musk

Author: Ashlee Vance
Publisher: Ecco
ISBN: 006230125X
Release Date: 2017-01-24
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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.

Elon Musk

Author: Ashlee Vance
Publisher: Ecco
ISBN: 0062469673
Release Date: 2016-04-05
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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.

SpaceX and Tesla Motors Engineer Elon Musk

Author: Matt Doeden
Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: 9781467761161
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Describes Musk's work with a range of advanced technology companies, including PayPal, the space exploration company SpaceX, and the electric car company Tesla Motors, and discusses his plans for the future.

Insane Mode

Author: Hamish McKenzie
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101985977
Release Date: 2018-11-27
Genre: Business & Economics

The Story of a Revolution Insane Mode tells the astounding story of the most revolutionary car company since Ford and shows how, under Elon Musk's "insane mode" leadership, the company is bringing an end to the era of gasoline-powered transportation. Hamish McKenzie, with the unique perspective of an independent journalist, tells how a West Coast start-up’s audacious dream came true. Elon Musk created a car company that would go up against not only the might of the government-backed Detroit car manufacturers, but also the massive power of Big Oil and its benefactors, the infamous Koch brothers. The new Tesla Model 3, which is now on sale as with a price tag of $35,000, is set to transform the public perception of Tesla. Around 400,000 people put down $1,000 to preorder the car; meanwhile Tesla’s debt is teetering on “junk bond” status and some on Wall Street are betting the company will fail under the pressure to deliver… As McKenzie shows, Tesla has triggered frenzied competition, but it remains ahead of the pack because it is building the highest-quality cars and infrastructure that a new era of transportation will require. The popularity of electric cars is growing around the world, especially in China, and McKenzie interviews little-known titans who have the money and the market access to power a global electric car revolution quickly and decisively. Insane Mode is not just a button on the dash of the Model S that gave you acceleration like a Ferrari; it isn't even just a description of the 24/7 energy of a visionary car company—it is a story about the very best kind of American ingenuity.

Twelve Against the Gods

Author: William Bolitho
Publisher: Diversion Books
ISBN: 9781635765045
Release Date: 2018-09-25
Genre: History

"It's really quite good." - Elon Musk Twelve Against the Gods was an instant bestseller when it first published in 1929. In his trademark journalist style, author William Bolitho details the lives of twelve great adventurers—Alexander the Great, Casanova, Christopher Columbus, Mahomet, Lola Montez, Cagliostro (and Seraphina), Charles XII of Sweden, Napoleon I, Lucius Sergius Catiline, Napoleon III, Isadora Duncan, and Woodrow Wilson. Bolitho shines light on both the struggles and successes that made these figures so iconic, and demonstrates how they all battled convention and conformity to achieve enduring fame and notoriety. “We are born adventurers,” Bolitho writes, “and the love of adventures never leaves us till we are very old; old, timid men, in whose interest it is that adventure should quite die out. This is why all the poets are on one side, and all the laws on the other; for laws are made by, and usually for, old men." Though his essays are nearly one hundred years old, they encompass the timeless values of perseverance, bravery, and strength of spirit that have proven to resonate with the pioneers and thought leaders of today.

Elon Musk Tesla SpaceX and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

Author: PCC
Publisher: PCC
ISBN: 9788829511488
Release Date: 2018-08-28
Genre: Business & Economics

New York Times and International Bestseller Named One of the Best Books of the Year by The Wall Street Journal, NPR, Audible and Amazon More than 1.5 Million Copies Sold 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.

Elon Musk and Tesla

Author: Stuart A. Kallen
Publisher: Referencepoint Press
ISBN: 1601528701
Release Date: 2015-04-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Today's teens know all about technological marvels such as Apple, Google, and Facebook. But how much do they know about people behind these life-altering technologies? The biography Technology Titans introduces readers to the creators themselves, to the people and events that influenced their lives, and to the achievements that have brought them both acclaim and criticism. All books in the series include timelines, fully documented quotes, and full-color photographs. Book jacket.

Elon Musk

Author: Publishing House My Ebook
Publisher:
ISBN: 6069831004
Release Date: 2017-03-01
Genre:

"If something is important enough, even if the odds are against you, you should still do it." (Elon Musk) Do you want to know what made Elon Musk so successful? Learn About The Billionaire Visionary Behind Tesla Motors and Paypal This book will offer you the most extensive introduction to Elon Musk. You are going to learn what made Elon Musk such a successful figure. Feeling unmotivated? Feeling uninspired? Needing a role model or simply needing a good read? If that is the case, this book is definitely for you! Musk is a symbol of the American dream, despite not being American, he is truly self-made, working his way through college and starting his first business in time to take advantage of the burgeoning internet scene to become a millionaire before the age of 30. Unlike many people who might think that was enough, Musk instead put his money into another startup which quintupled his net worth when his company was purchased by eBay. From there he went on to become the CEO of two companies which are each worth $1 billion. Do yourself a favor, learn from what Musk has done, and read this book today. In this book, we will look at Elon's story and find out exactly how he has gone from a young man raised in Pretoria, South Africa to become a truly one of a kind businessman and genius-visionary who's boundaries are seemingly unlimited. Musk has stated that the goals of SolarCity, Tesla Motors, and SpaceX revolve around his vision to change the world and humanity. His goals include reducing global warming through sustainable energy production and consumption, and reducing the "risk of human extinction" by "making life multiplanetary" by setting up a human colony on Mars. Order your copy of this fantastic book today!

Howard Hughes His Life and Madness

Author: Donald L. Barlett
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393078589
Release Date: 2011-04-11
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The life that inspired the major motion picture The Aviator, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Martin Scorsese. Howard Hughes has always fascinated the public with his mixture of secrecy, dashing lifestyle, and reclusiveness. This is the book that breaks through the image to get at the man. Originally published under the title Empire: The Life, Legend, and Madness of Howard Hughes.

Over 200 Greatest Quotes from Elon Musk

Author: Tony Kruse
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1979974314
Release Date: 2017-11-25
Genre:

The world's most revolutionary engineer and entrepreneur, Elon Musk, in his own quotes... It's hard to understand him better than through his own detailed explanations in his numerous interviews and public speeches. I've tried to collect his most incredible quotes and to sort them in the best way I could. Elon Musk is a self-made man and one of the most incredible innovators in the history of humanity. Today he raises issues that spark debates and give us hope at the same time. IS OUR CIVILIZATION GOING TO SURVIVE? Elon Musk insists that we are either going to become multi-planetary species, or one catastrophic event will sooner or later erase us. It is hard to argue that in historical context his mission is extremely valuable and noble-minded. This book of Elon Musk's quotes has a mission to spread his awesome ideas and to inspire those who think no man is an island. This book is FREE for the customers with PRIME or Kindle Unlimited membership.. Get your copy by clicking BUY NOW at the top of this page.

Summary and Analysis of Elon Musk Tesla SpaceX and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

Author: Worth Books
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781504044974
Release Date: 2017-04-11
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Elon Musk tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Ashlee Vance’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of Elon Musk includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter overviews Profiles of the main characters Detailed timeline of key events Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance: The bestselling biography Elon Musk offers a vigorous look at the most famous entrepreneur of our time. Ashlee Vance’s tough reporting, exclusive access to Musk’s friends and family, and years on the technology beat for Bloomberg Businessweek have enabled him to paint a picture of the most interesting man in the industry. Elon Musk is behind the modern electric vehicle at Tesla and has revolutionized the cost and convenience of spaceflight at his rocket company, SpaceX. In addition to these major business and technological success stories, Musk cofounded PayPal, which was sold to eBay for $1.5 billion, and sold Zip2 to Compaq during the dotcom boom. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.

Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance Summary Analysis

Author: Instaread
Publisher: Instaread Summaries
ISBN:
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Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance | Summary & Analysis Preview: Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future is a biography by Ashlee Vance. Musk originally refused to cooperate with Vance’s biography. This was no surprise, as he was known for being extremely controlling of everything written about him and his companies. Vance already had plenty of inside sources, but he wanted Musk’s input. Musk demanded to be allowed to vet the book and add his version where he did not agree. Vance refused. However, he managed to get Musk to listen to his journalistic and personal reasons for not allowing pre-approval of the book. To his surprise, Musk agreed to cooperate and allowed free access to his staff, friends, and family. Musk’s three major goals in life were to make humans space colonizers, to build ecologically sound and beautiful cars, and to power the world with safe, free solar energy. By 2012, his Space X, Tesla Motors, and SolarCity companies were all racking up success after success in each of his goal areas… PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary & Analysis of Elon Musk • Summary of book • Introduction to the Important People in the book • Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style

Elon Musk

Author: Chandler Moore
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1719309825
Release Date: 2018-05-18
Genre:

Elon Musk is a South African-born American business magnate, investor and engineer. He is the founder, CEO, and lead designer of SpaceX; co-founder, CEO, and product architect of Tesla, Inc.; and co-founder and CEO of Neuralink. In December 2016, he was ranked 21st on the Forbes list of The World's Most Powerful People. As of February 2018, he has a net worth of $20.8 billion and is listed by Forbes as the 53rd-richest person in the world. Born in Pretoria, South Africa, Musk taught himself computer programming at the age of 12. He moved to Canada when he was 17 to attend Queen's University. He transferred to the University of Pennsylvania two years later, where he received an economics degree from the Wharton School and a degree in physics from the College of Arts and Sciences. He began a PhD in applied physics and material sciences at Stanford University in 1995, but dropped out after two days to pursue an entrepreneurial career. He subsequently co-founded Zip2, a web software company, which was acquired by Compaq for $340 million in 1999. Musk then founded X.com, an online payment company. It merged with Confinity in 2000 and became PayPal, which was bought by eBay for $1.5 billion in October 2002. In May 2002, Musk founded SpaceX, an aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company, of which he is CEO and lead designer. He co-founded Tesla, Inc., an electric vehicle and solar panel manufacturer, in 2003, and operates as its CEO and product architect. In 2006, he inspired the creation of SolarCity, a solar energy services company that is now a subsidiary of Tesla, and operates as its chairman. In 2015, Musk co-founded OpenAI, a nonprofit research company that aims to promote friendly artificial intelligence. In July 2016, he co-founded Neuralink, a neurotechnology company focused on developing brain-computer interfaces, and is its CEO. In December 2016, Musk founded The Boring Company, an infrastructure and tunnel-construction company. In addition to his primary business pursuits, Musk has envisioned a high-speed transportation system, known as the Hyperloop, and has proposed a vertical take-off and landing supersonic jet electric aircraft with electric fan propulsion, known as the Musk electric jet. Musk has stated that the goals of SpaceX, Tesla and SolarCity revolve around his vision to change the world and humanity. His goals include reducing global warming through sustainable energy production and consumption, and reducing the "risk of human extinction" by establishing a human colony on Mars.

Full Summary Of Elon Musk Tesla SpaceX and the Quest for a Fantastic Future By Ashlee Vance

Author: Sapiens Editorial
Publisher: Sapiens Editorial
ISBN: 9783964549457
Release Date: 2018-08-03
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

What is needed to save the human race? How does an entrepreneur pick his goals and visions to achieve a promising future? The book ELON MUSK (2015), allows us to enter into the life of this brilliant (and difficult) businessman, one of the richest and most powerful men in the world, whose mission is to help humanity. ABOUT THE ORIGINAL BOOK The idea of this book began as a simple story about Elon Musk. This is one that Ashlee Vance wanted to write for Bloomberg Businessweek. The project grew and became the complete biography of the "deity" of Silicon Valley, a 43-year-old South African entrepreneur who, after the death of Steve Jobs, was chosen as the replacement of the most influential figure in the field of technology. Also outstanding as an inventor and engineer, Musk has left his mark forever as one of the most important drivers of space exploration, innovation in electric cars and the use of solar energy. The book delves into the details of this success story while, at the same time, it opens the doors to the personal life of Elon Musk.