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.

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: 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!

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.

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 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 199 Best Quotes from the Great Entrepreneur

Author: Olivia Longray
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1977691579
Release Date: 2017-09-28
Genre:

Want to die on Mars? Think as Elon Musk does! Elon Musk is one of the world's greatest entrepreneurs of our time, and the most frequently quoted one. "I'm not trying to be anyone's saviour. I'm just trying to think about the future and not be sad," Elon Musk said at the TED 2017 conference in Vancouver. This is a mindset of the billionaire and the PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla Inc. and Solar City founder who invests all his energy and fortune on the projects that are designed to make the future of humankind really fantastic. To Musk, establishing a human colony on Mars, creating a high-speed transportation system known as the Hyperloop and building a space-based Internet is the reality of our immediate future. This book presents a selection of the best Elon Musk quotations that come from his interviews, TV shows, conference speeches, lectures at the universities, Tesla and SpaceX official web sites, and his social networks accounts. For the readers' convenience, all the quotes are arranged into thematic chapters that cover a range of topics, from his personal life and education to visions of the future. You can go to any random page and choose any chapter. The biography book of quotes will help you understand: - Why all Elon Musk's projects are successful - Why Elon Musk never goes on a vacation - How Elon Musk became a billionaire - Why Elon Musk enjoys taking risks - What Elon Musk does to bring up his five children - How Elon Musk envisions mankind's future - What personal qualities Elon Musk works on to reach success - Why Elon Musk always achieves his goals - What education Elon Musk considers the best of all This book of inspirational quotes also has a link to download the FREE BONUS motivational book that can prove a perfect complement to your purchase. The little gift is there waiting for you! At the end of the book, you will discover another little bonus: my TOP 10 list of inspirational and life-changing books. They come from outstanding entrepreneurs, motivational coaches, sportsmen and doctors who share their experiences of how to bring positive change to the spiritual, material and physical aspects of our life. The books will provide motivation and encouragement for those who want to move forward in life and think nothing of the hardships on that rugged road. Enjoy the book and thanks for buying it!

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.

Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance Summary Analysis

Author: Instaread
Publisher: Instaread Summaries
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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 and the Quest for a Fantastic Future Young Readers Edition

Author: Ashlee Vance
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062463296
Release Date: 2017-01-24
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

An in-depth look into the extraordinary life of the world’s most important entrepreneur, Elon Musk This fascinating and easily accessible young readers’ adaptation of Ashlee Vance’s New York Times bestselling Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future features black-and-white photographs throughout and an epilogue. The version for adults has been praised as “riveting” (The Financial Times), “spirited” (The Wall Street Journal), and “masterful” (Vice). Now younger readers can read about this innovative leader who is revolutionizing three industries at once: space, automotive, and energy. There are few people in history who could match Elon Musk’s relentless drive and vision. A modern combination of famous inventors and industrialists like Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and Steve Jobs, Elon is the man behind companies such as SpaceX, Tesla Motors, SolarCity, and PayPal that are transforming the way we live. Written with exclusive access to Elon, his family, and his friends, this book traces Elon’s journey from a kid in South Africa to a young man in the United States, his dramatic technical inventions, and his world-changing companies. Elon has sparked new levels of innovation in the world, and this book gives young readers a detailed but fast-paced look at his story. A Junior Library Guild Selection!

Summary Analysis and Review of Ashlee Vance s Elon Musk

Author: Start Publishing Notes
Publisher:
ISBN: 1635966949
Release Date: 2017
Genre:

PLEASE NOTE: This is a key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Start Publishing Notes' Summary, Analysis, and Review of Ashlee Vance's Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future includes a summary of the book, review, analysis & key takeaways, and detailed "About the Author" section.

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.

Life 3 0

Author: Max Tegmark
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9781101946602
Release Date: 2017-08-29
Genre: Technology & Engineering

New York Times Best Seller How will Artificial Intelligence affect crime, war, justice, jobs, society and our very sense of being human? The rise of AI has the potential to transform our future more than any other technology—and there’s nobody better qualified or situated to explore that future than Max Tegmark, an MIT professor who’s helped mainstream research on how to keep AI beneficial. How can we grow our prosperity through automation without leaving people lacking income or purpose? What career advice should we give today’s kids? How can we make future AI systems more robust, so that they do what we want without crashing, malfunctioning or getting hacked? Should we fear an arms race in lethal autonomous weapons? Will machines eventually outsmart us at all tasks, replacing humans on the job market and perhaps altogether? Will AI help life flourish like never before or give us more power than we can handle? What sort of future do you want? This book empowers you to join what may be the most important conversation of our time. It doesn’t shy away from the full range of viewpoints or from the most controversial issues—from superintelligence to meaning, consciousness and the ultimate physical limits on life in the cosmos.