Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
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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
Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
Author: Ashlee Vance
Category: 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.
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.
How the Billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is Shaping our Future
Author: Ashlee Vance
Pubpsher: Random House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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 trappings one associates with a great, drama-filled story. He was a freakishly bright kid who was bullied brutally at school, and abused by his father. In the midst of these rough conditions, and the violence of apartheid South Africa, Musk still thrived academically and attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he paid his own way through school by turning his house into a club and throwing massive parties. He started a pair of huge dot-com successes, including PayPal, which eBay acquired for $1.5 billion in 2002. Musk was forced out as CEO and so began his lost years in which he decided to go it alone and baffled friends by investing his fortune in rockets and electric cars. Meanwhile Musk’s marriage disintegrated as his technological obsessions took over his life ... Elon Musk is the Steve Jobs of the present and the future, and for the past twelve months, he has been shadowed by tech reporter, Ashlee Vance. Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of Spacex and Tesla is Shaping our Future is an important, exciting and intelligent account of the real-life Iron Man.
“Highly recommended for high school and ambitious middle school readers.” —School Library Journal "A valuable addition to STEM-themed collections." —VOYA An in-depth look into the extraordinary life of the world’s most important entrepreneur, Elon Musk This fascinating and easily accessible paperback 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!
Release on 2019-05-24 | by Readtrepreneur Publishing
Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance
Author: Readtrepreneur Publishing
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Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance Book Summary Readtrepreneur (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book, but an unofficial summary.) Have you ever had fantasies as a child about the good battling the evil forces? Elon Musk was just like that but he took these fantasies seriously and acted upon them with his strong belief that he could change humanity's future with various innovations. He later become involved in creating futuristic cars and rockets and became the CEO of three successful companies. (Note: This summary is wholly written and published by readtrepreneur.com It is not affiliated with the original author in any way) "Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough" - Elon Musk Elon Musk had big, great dreams since he was little and he jumped at every opportunity he could get to make his dreams come true. However, it was not easy and he met with many failures along the way. However, Musk remained positive nonetheless and never gave up his dreams. He overcame all the odds and is now an inspiring figure to many and an authority in the fields of automotive, space and utility. P.S. Elon Musk was an eccentric man and getting his approval for writing his life story did not come easy. However, as you read this book, you will realise that there is a lot to learn about and from this amazing man. The Time for Thinking is Over! Time for Action! Scroll Up Now and Click on the "Buy now with 1-Click" Button to Download your Copy Right Away! Why Choose Us, Readtrepreneur? Highest Quality Summaries Delivers Amazing Knowledge Awesome Refresher Clear And Concise Disclaimer Once Again: This book is meant for a great companionship of the original book or to simply get the gist of the original book.
How the Billionaire Ceo of Spacex and Tesla Is Shaping Our Future by Ashlee Vance Summary & Analysis
Warning: This is an independent addition to Elon Musk, meant to enhance your experience of the original book. If you have not yet bought the original copy, make sure to purchase it before buying this unofficial summary from aBookaDay. Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future focuses mainly on the creation and growth of the two companies listed in the title. The plot delves the ups and downs of the company's prospects, while delving into the psyche and interpersonal habits of Elon Musk. Musk's life is examined in detail, from the history of his forbears through to his youth and to the modern day. Though sometimes abrasive, Musk's drive and ambition would let nothing stand in the way of his dreams.Available on PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device. (c) 2015 All Rights Reserved
BRIEF INTRODUCTIONWhat is needed to save the human race? How does an entrepreneur pick his goals and visions to achieve a promising future? The book ELON MUSK (2015), allows us to enter into the life of this brilliant (and difficult) businessman, one of the richest and most powerful men in the world, whose mission is to help humanity.WHAT WILL YOU LEARN? IF YOU DREAM big and act fearlessly (with just a hint of madness), you will be surprised how you can achieve everything you want. Passionate goals will lead you to success. Musk's passion was to save humanity from destruction, and it has been the greatest impulse of his life. You will learn that money is not everything. Musk disliked the fact that the motivation of most companies, was to make money instead of making the world a better place. You will know that failures are a way of learning. Not everything went well for Musk along the way, but his determination and his enthusiasm were equal to those of the great inventors and scientists of humanity.ABOUT THE ORIGINAL BOOKELON MUSK is an ambitious and passionate man who does not know the meaning of the word "no". He is, in the proper meaning of the adjective, an exceptional man. Within him, as yin and yang, lives unbridled ego and the nobility of his intentions to help the whole of humanity. Whatever they say, it is undeniable that he has been a key figure of this century, and that the appearance of the future will be partly thanks to him. Musk is usually possessive and controlling in everything that has to do with his business and personal life. He closely monitors any publication that involves him and, therefore, at first was not very willing to help with the creation of this autobiographical book. The author, Ashlee Vance, already had reliable sources of information for the project, but still wanted to interview Musk in person with his friends and family. Although the process had its difficulties, finally Vance had the support and participation of Musk. The result was this legendary biography that has been translated into 40 languages. In 2015, it was categorized as one of the best books and remained long in the bestseller list of the New York Times. Similarly, the book has been praised by Amazon, Fast Company, Audible and Wall Street Journal. It is a controversial story that shows us the most complete vision about Elon Musk, the man behind the companies that have shaped the future: Space X, Tesla Motors and SolarCity. That is why it isnt unreasonable to consider Musk as one of the most daring and creative men of humanity, placing him at the level of figures like Henry Ford, Howard Hughes and Thomas Edison. The story of Elon Musk begins with the birth of this genius in South Africa, and then tells us about his life in the United States, where he began his career as an entrepreneur. Before he became successful, he was faced with a series of hard failures; from Silicon Valley and PayPal, to Los Angeles and space rockets, Musk survived disasters in both the professional and personal spheres. The book culminates with the creation of his technological empire, and the reader will appreciate how Musk managed to change the future by investing all his time and money into his projects.INTRODUCTIONORIGINALLY, the idea of this book began as a simple story about Elon Musk. This is one that Ashlee Vance wanted to write for Bloomberg Businessweek. The project grew and became the complete biography of the "deity" of Silicon Valley, a 43-year-old South African entrepreneur who, after the death of Steve Jobs, was chosen as the replacement of the most influential figure in the field of technology. Also outstanding as an inventor and engineer, Musk has left his mark forever as one of the most important drivers of space exploration, innovation in electric cars and the use of solar energy.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A GUIDE TO THE ORIGINAL BOOK. Guide to Ashlee Vance's Elon Musk 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... Inside this companion: -Summary of the book -Important People -Character Analysis & Relationships -Themes -Author's Style