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.

Elon Musk

Author: Ashlee Vance
Publisher: Ecco
ISBN: 0062301233
Release Date: 2015-05-19
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Elon Musk is the most daring entrepreneur of our time There are few industrialists in history who could match Elon Musk's relentless drive and ingenious vision. A modern alloy of Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Howard Hughes, and Steve Jobs, Musk is the man behind PayPal, Tesla Motors, SpaceX, and SolarCity, each of which has sent shock waves throughout American business and industry. More than any other executive today, Musk has dedicated his energies and his own vast fortune to inventing a future that is as rich and far-reaching as a science fiction fantasy. In this lively, investigative account, veteran technology journalist Ashlee Vance offers an unprecedented look into the remarkable life and times of Silicon Valley's most audacious businessman. Written with exclusive access to Musk, his family, and his friends, the book traces his journey from his difficult upbringing in South Africa to his ascent to the pinnacle of the global business world. Vance spent more than fifty hours in conversation with Musk and interviewed close to three hundred people to tell the tumultuous stories of Musk's world-changing companies and to paint a portrait of a complex man who has renewed American industry and sparked new levels of innovation—all while making plenty of enemies along the way. In 1992, Elon Musk arrived in the United States as a ferociously driven immigrant bent on realizing his wildest dreams. Since then, Musk's roller-coaster life has brought him grave disappointments alongside massive successes. After being forced out of PayPal, fending off a life-threatening case of malaria, and dealing with the death of his infant son, Musk abandoned Silicon Valley for Los Angeles. He spent the next few years baffling his friends by blowing his entire fortune on rocket ships and electric cars. Cut to 2012, however, and Musk had mounted one of the greatest resurrections in business history: Tesla, SpaceX, and SolarCity had enjoyed unparalleled success, and Musk's net worth soared to more than $5 billion. At a time when many American companies are more interested in chasing easy money than in taking bold risks on radical new technology, Musk stands out as the only businessman with enough dynamism and vision to tackle—and even revolutionize—three industries at once. Vance makes the case that Musk's success heralds a return to the original ambition and invention that made America an economic and intellectual powerhouse. Elon Musk is a brilliant, penetrating examination of what Musk's career means for a technology industry undergoing dramatic change and offers a taste of what could be an incredible century ahead.

SpaceX and Tesla Motors Engineer Elon Musk

Author: Matt Doeden
Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: 9781467762809
Release Date: 2015-03-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

As a kid, Elon Musk taught himself computer programming. As an adult, Musk has created companies to build electric cars, reusable rockets, and possibly a superfast new form of transportation.

Insane Mode

Author: Hamish McKenzie
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571327683
Release Date: 2017-10-31
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The former lead writer for Tesla tells the astounding story of the most revolutionary car company since Ford, and shows how under Elon Musk's 'insane mode' leadership, it is bringing an end to the era of gasoline powered transportation. Hamish McKenzie tells the story of how an unlikely West Coast start up, with an audacious dream to create a new successful US car company - the first since Chrysler in 1925 - went up against not only the might of the government-backed Detroit companies, but also the massive power of Big Oil and its benefactors, the infamous Koch brothers. This is a story of ingenuity and revolution, of how a new world of transportation could change people's lives globally.

Elon Musk

Author: Nicholas Fringe
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 197592195X
Release Date: 2017-08-31
Genre:

Elon Musk spotlights the tech industry. Musk, the famous entrepreneur, and innovator supporting SpaceX, Tesla, SolarCity, OpenAI, and more. Musk started the famous payment system PayPal and sold it for a whopping 1.5 billion. Musk wishes to save our world: he wishes to send citizens into space and eventually to mars in hopes to colonize it. Elon Musk has been active, helping improve Mankind's chances of survival in the upcoming years. After forming PayPal, musk went on to create a business that has since changed the Space Shuttle industry, Rethinking space-flight entirely. He was Extremely gifted as a child. Going through school being bullied and abused by his father. Still going through all this he was able to start multiple dot-com successes some of which was forced out of and left to go in a different direction. Musk placed his money into a bunch of different startups that quintupled his net worth when eBay bought his business from him, that being PayPal. From there he became the CEO of two firms that are each worth 1 Billion. This book has lots to teach about how Musk uses his time and how he thinks about his next idea.

Elon Musk

Author: Ashlee Vance
Publisher: Editions Eyrolles
ISBN: 9782212424836
Release Date: 2016-02-11
Genre: Business & Economics

Elon Musk fait partie de ceux qui changent les règles du jeu. Largement considéré comme le plus grand industriel du moment, il porte l'innovation à des niveaux rarement atteints - au point d'avoir servi de modèle pour Tony Stark, alias Iron man. A 44 ans, il a monté en quelques années une entreprise, Tesla, qui révolutionne l'industrie automobile, une autre, SpaceX, qui concurrence Arianespace. Il a auparavant bouleversé le marché des paiements avec PayPal. Son objectif ultime : coloniser Mars. Ashlee Vance nous conduit au plus près d'Elon Musk. Il montre toute l'intensité de cet homme, son génie tumultueux, sa folle exigence envers lui-même et ses équipes, depuis son enfance agitée en Afrique du Sud jusqu'à ses incroyables innovations techniques et réussites entrepreneuriales. A travers ce portrait d'un des titans de la Silicon Valley, ce livre met au jour les mutations rapides et inéluctables de nos modèles industriels. Car ce ne sont plus seulement des réseaux sociaux ou des messages en 140 signes qui sont proposés par cette nouvelle économie, mais des voitures, des trains, des fusées. Visionnaire ? Mégalomane ? Elon Musk dessine en tout cas les contours du XXIe siècle. "Un livre indispensable pour comprendre ce qui fait courir l'homme le plus audacieux du monde." Laurent Guez, Les Echos week-end "Un livre intelligent, habile, d'une savoureuse minutie."Dwight Garner, The New York Times

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!

Elon Musk Biography Tesla and SpaceX Unabridged

Author: Phillip G. Harris
Publisher:
ISBN: 1520977662
Release Date: 2017-04
Genre:

☆★☆ 2 FREE BONUSES Included - Download Now! ☆★☆ Elon Musk is an engineer, inventor, software engineer, and businessman extraordinaire. He was born in South Africa to a Canadian mother and a South African father of British and American descent. At the age of 17, he moved to Canada, and shortly after that to the United States, obtaining his American citizenship in the early 2000s. He had an active role in the development and evolution of PayPal and is the CEO of rocket company SpaceX and electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors. He is also associated with the SolarCity solar panel company and OpenAI, a new business dedicated to keeping artificial intelligence from becoming a hazard to humanity. As of April 2016, he has an estimated net worth of around $12.3 billion, making him the 68th wealthiest person in the United States. Here is what included: Free Bonuses Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Early Life in South Africa Chapter 3: Move to North America Chapter 4: Internet Pioneer Chapter 5: SpaceX Chapter 6: Tesla Motors Chapter 7: Technological Innovations Chapter 8: An Uncertain Future Chapter 9: Conclusion

Twelve Against the Gods Reboot

Author: William Bolitho
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1542786657
Release Date: 2017-01-29
Genre:

"Really good" Elon Musk, CEO, Tesla Motors "An adventure of bucking established practices in pursuit of greatness" T. Randall, Bloomberg Twelve Against the Gods is the story of adventure and interpretation of the full-spectrum of "adventure" types through the lives and life lessons of Alexander the Great to Casanova, Mohammed to Isadora Duncan, Seraphina to Woodrow Wilson. It was originally written under Brit-born, South African William Ryall's nom de plume, William Bolitho, known to his fellow friends as "Bill." These friends included fellow adventurers and writers Ernest Hemingway and Noel Coward. Just a year after achieving enormous recognition with "Twelve Against the Gods," Bolitho died at age 39; ironically from appendicitis (vs. lion or tarmac impact). Many, including Elon Musk, consider it one of the "really good" books. Why? It's entertaining, yes, but it's also instructive to budding iconoclasts that want to glean operative knowledge through reading "the adventure of bucking established practices in pursuit of greatness" (source: T. Randall, Bloomberg) We've taken Bolitho's original text and added new photography, illustrations and graphics, while updating a few (now) archaic words, and cleaning up the original layout to better present Bolitho's original work. A work that is still as relevant today as it was 90 years ago, but better appreciated today through a fresher, more contemporary presentation. There are also a few hidden bonuses in this edition, you'll have to find them yourself. However, none of the original writing was changed (ideas, opinions, phrasing). Note: While we corrected some (minor) grammatical & type-setting errors in the original text, and "translated" some of the language that was outdated, to make the text less confusing (e.g., (e.g. "Mohamet" to "Mohammad"), we've preserved all of Bolitho's more "creative" English (neologisms) to maintain the character and flavor of the original.

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.

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:
Release Date:
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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

Driving into the Future

Author: Can Akdeniz
Publisher: Can Akdeniz
ISBN:
Release Date: 2014-12-12
Genre:

Tesla Motors is undeniably one of the most exciting, innovative, and in-the-moment companies in the automotive industry, but the company's reach will continue expanding much wider in the coming years. From its disruptive reputation to its forward-thinking leader Elon Musk, Tesla Motors has the potential to change the world as we know it. The question is, how have they done so much so quickly, and what is their secret to success? From business professionals looking for guidance to the everyday reader who wants a sneak preview of the future, this book highlights the intricate brilliance behind one of the most fascinating companies of the moment.

Elon Musk

Author: Chandler Moore
Publisher:
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.