Elon Musk : Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance

Elon Musk : Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance

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Elon Musk : Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance

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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 Identifiers
Publisher HarperCollins
ISBN-10 0062301233
ISBN-13 9780062301239
eBay Product ID (ePID) 201580539

Product Key Features
Author Ashlee Vance
Format Hardcover
Language English
Topic Entrepreneurship, Inventions, Automotive / General, Aviation / Commercial, Industrial Technology, Science & Technology, Business
Publication Year 2015
Genre Biography & Autobiography, Technology & Engineering, Transportation, Business & Economics
Number of Pages 400 Pages

Dimensions
Item Length 9in.
Item Height 1.3in.
Item Width 6in.
Item Weight 21.7 Oz

Additional Product Features
Lc Classification Number Hc102.5.M88v36 2015
Reviews [T]his work will likely serve as the definitive account of a man whom so far we’ve seen mostly through caricature. By the final pages, too, any reader will sense the need to put comparisons to Steve Jobs aside. Give Musk credit. There is no one like him., The SpaceX and Tesla founder certainly sees setbacks as an unavoidable part of innovation. But a brilliant new biography paints a picture of him as an obsessive, intolerant perfectionist., Mr. Vance tells the stories of both SpaceX and Tesla with intricacy and insight. . . . What does come through is a sense of legitimate wonder at what humans can accomplish when they aim high, and aim weird.|9780062301239|
Copyright Date 2015
Target Audience Trade
Lccn 2016-449670
Dewey Decimal 338.092 B
Dewey Edition 23
Illustrated Yes

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