Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance

Elon Musk

South African born Elon Musk is the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity. Musk wants to save our planet; he wants to send citizens into space, to form a colony on Mars; he wants to make money while doing these things; and he wants us all to know about it. He is the real-life inspiration for the Iron Man series of films starring Robert Downey Junior. The personal tale of Musk’s life comes with all the...


Details Elon Musk

TitleElon Musk
ISBN9780062301239
Author
Release DateMay 19th, 2015
PublisherEcco
LanguageEnglish
GenreBiography, Nonfiction, Autobiography
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Reviews Elon Musk

  • Will Byrnes
    2015-02-02
    Elon Musk is not exactly a name that rolls easily off the tongue, like say Tony Stark, the fictional person to whom he is most often compared, or even Steve Jobs, a real-world visionary, whose mantle Musk now wears. There is no question that Musk is a special individual, someone with BIG dreams and the drive, talent, and money to make them happen. But, like Jobs, and Stark for that matter, he might be an acquired taste on a personal level. In Elo...
  • Ana
    2016-03-28
    Yes I am still crushing on Elon Musk. I'm counting on him to deliver on his promise of building a city on Mars. The time has come for us to destroy yet another planet.
  • Maddie
    2016-06-11
    https://bookmonstersblog.com/&https://coyoteuglyswaggerbookblog.wor...Elon Reeve Musk!Best Motivational Video - Be Phenomenal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzhzk...Before becoming THE Professional Magnate!Born on the 28th of June 1971Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa. Business magnateEngineer InventorDream - Motivational Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-jwW...His parentage were Maye Musk a Canadian-English mother and a prominent model, and ...
  • Mark Bao
    2015-05-23
    Excellent and inspiring. This book brought up one key question: do you have to be a bit reckless to be good? Musk was reckless in two areas: in the risks he took, and the way that he manages his companies.As for the first, the number of near-death experiences that Tesla, SpaceX and earlier companies went through is almost a running joke throughout this story. The Falcon 1 failed three times, exhausting the company's funds, before achieving a succ...
  • Louise
    2015-05-18
    3.5 StarsI like the can-do attitude Vance took with hounding Musk and wearing him down till he agreed to cooperate with this biography. I also appreciated all the "Holy crap, Musk is CRAZY. CRAZY like a fox," moments I had while reading this. The only thing that keeps this from being a 4-star book is that the reporting and writing leans too heavily on idolatry. There were passages where I literally cringed at how much of a fanboy Vance sounded li...
  • TS Chan
    2015-07-31
    Space. Renewable Energy. Internet. This is a man after my own heart. Out of all the super entrepreneurs and technological legends of the modern era, Musk ticks all the boxes on my dreams and passions, particularly space. Space has always been the frontier that intrigues me the most; for a single man to dream of colonising Mars and actually doing all he can to make that a reality is just simply astounding. And then of course, there is Tesla. Aside...
  • Lyubov
    2016-01-12
    Предупреждавам, че това ревю ще бъде лично и доста дълго, за което не се извинявам. Просто информирам. За да разберете всепоглъщащата ми възхита към личността на Илън Мъск се налага да вкарам поне малко контекст преди да пристъпя към анализ на без...
  • Наталия Янева
    2017-03-15
    Илон Мъск е хомункулус. Извънземните му (буквално) идеи те карат да си мислиш, че си попаднал в някоя футуристична алтернативна вселена и просто бъдещето е СЕГА. Като гигантски скок във времето. Сякаш летиш на нещо със space warp двигател.Винаги съм се ...
  • Tom Tabasco
    2015-06-23
    Let me offer this thought: SpaceX is the coolest and most exciting company in the world at this moment in time.Yes, Tesla is also extremely cool. And inspiring. But nothing can beat that feeling of power, wonder and deep inspiration that SpaceX will give you as soon as you start to understand what that company is actually doing. As Vance says, "SpaceX IS Elon Musk". So who is this man? How is it humanly possible to achieve what he has achieved? W...
  • Cassie
    2015-06-23
    I’m super interested in Elon Musk and this book provided me insight into the way he thinks, what drives him, how he gets things done, etc. Some small criticisms--There were times I noticed information that was being repeated, which made it feel like Vance may have written each chapter separately or without certainty of what order the chapters would be included in the book. Also, while I liked the conversational tone of the writing, it was not w...