Elon Musk

Elon Musk

Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for A Fantastic Future

eBook - 2015
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An authorized portrait of one of Silicon Valley's most dynamic entrepreneurs evaluates his role in the successes of such innovations as Tesla and Space X while evaluating America's technological competitiveness.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, 2015.
Characteristics: text file
1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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VaughanPLDavidB Aug 25, 2017

If you want to gain some understanding of what makes Elon Musk tick, this is the book for you. He is driven by the need to make the world a better, cleaner place. With Tesla Motors, he is on the verge of giving the world a viable, mass-produced electric car, and with Solar City, an inexpensive ... Read More »


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VaughanPLDavidB Aug 25, 2017

If you want to gain some understanding of what makes Elon Musk tick, this is the book for you. He is driven by the need to make the world a better, cleaner place. With Tesla Motors, he is on the verge of giving the world a viable, mass-produced electric car, and with Solar City, an inexpensive and effective way for individuals to harness the power of the sun for their energy needs. Yet he doesn't stop there. His backup is Space-X, the purpose of which is developing a way to make humans extra-terrestrial if we can't make the planet livable. Musk has been compared to Steve Jobs, but in terms of his vision for humanity, Musk leaves Jobs far behind.

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TorrinLynn
Jul 10, 2017

Interesting read about a very driven individual.

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mloschiavo15
Mar 09, 2017

An interesting quick read. I definitely learned a lot about his accomplishments and the industries he was in. However at times it felt like the author was trying to 'win' the reader or convince us at how great Elon is rather than be unbiased.

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daysleeper236
Feb 17, 2017

A fascinating read about a fascinating man.

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gerdie
Nov 02, 2016

These comments alone made me read this book. Also, I am attempting to work for Tesla so there's that as well. I just have to finish a book about Nat Turner and this book will then become my life. Finishing books is not a high point for me but it will be as I am discovering a very limited vocabulary over the years. Regrets on top of regrets, of course. A book about Elon Musk should keep maintain my attention. I miss Reading Rainbow. Get the book!!

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kevinw55
Oct 17, 2016

Probably one of the best books i've read. 5 stars thumbs up!

The book is filled with heart racing, mind boggling facts and story about Elon Musk's history, present and future. This book is like a roller coaster ride and an absolutely inspiration for many people!

Definitely a must read!

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xiaojunbpl12
Aug 17, 2016

I didn't know of or care about Musk, considered migration to Mars is, if not preposterous, far-fetched. Tesla was one incentive for me to pick up this book, as I (think I) am an environmentalist, and would be tempting to throw more money down the drain of solar/alt-energy and electric vehicles. So the book succeeded in educating and inspiring me. Musk is like no one else, contemporaries Jobs and Gates accomplished less. He's flawed, but I'm proud of living in his/our era, and I still prepare to die on earth.

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Raschafe
Dec 09, 2015

Fantastic book! I went in knowing very little about Elon Musk. I really only knew of him as the CEO of Tesla but the book does a good job explaining to you his role in that company as well as Paypal and Space X in much more detail. He seems like a really intense guy, kind of a crossover between Steve Jobs (visionary) and Bill Gates (technical guru). One of the better books I have read this year!

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carbonbusters
Oct 12, 2015

A good description of Elon Musk's vision, warts and all.

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venetian
Aug 26, 2015

Excellent - I echo all the comments of braves19!

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Jul 10, 2017

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rbran
Nov 07, 2015

Great book, everyone with any interest in the future of the earth should read this. Excellent information on how to reshape our view of the industrial world and the use of science to give new hope to the future of society!

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