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

Title : Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
ISBN : 0062301233
Author : Ashlee Vance
Format : Hardcover
Language : English
Published : (first published March 3rd 2015)
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Elon Musk, the entrepreneur and innovator behind SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity, 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 u Elon Musk, the entrepreneur and innovator behind SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity, 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 is an 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