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Elon Musk Lib/E: Tesla, Spacex, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future (Compact Disc)

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Elon Musk Lib/E: Tesla, Spacex, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future By Ashlee Vance, Fred Sanders (Read by) Cover Image
By Ashlee Vance, Fred Sanders (Read by)
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Elon Musk provides the first inside look into the life and times of Silicon Valley’s most audacious entrepreneur: the man behind PayPal, Tesla Motors, SpaceX and SolarCity. Written with exclusive access to Musk, his family, and his friends, the book traces the risk-taking entrepreneur’s journey from a rough upbringing in South Africa to the pinnacle of the global business world.
“This thrilling book will make you want to start a car company, build spaceships, and go to Mars. The only downside is when you eventually remember that you’re not Elon Musk.” —Aaron Levie, CEO of Box

— Bookshop Staff


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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781481533645
ISBN-10: 1481533649
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: May 19th, 2015
Language: English
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