Elon Musk paints a portrait of a complex man who has renewed American industry and sparked new levels of innovation—from PayPal to Tesla, SpaceX, and SolarCity—overcoming hardship, earning billions, and making plenty of enemies along ...
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.
Elon Musk is an inspirational role model for young entrepreneurs, breaking boundaries and revolutionising the tech-world. He is also the real-life inspiration for the Iron Man series of films, starring Robert Downey Junior.
Author: Ashlee Vance
Publisher: Random House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Elon Musk is an inspirational role model for young entrepreneurs, breaking boundaries and revolutionising the tech-world. He is also the real-life inspiration for the Iron Man series of films, starring Robert Downey Junior. From his humble beginnings in apartheid South Africa, he showed himself to be an exceptionally bright child, and overcame brutal bullying to become the world’s most exciting entrepreneur, founding PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla and Solar City. He has emerged as something of a superhero-like figure for today’s generation of children. He’s not only seen as an entrepreneur in the spirit of a Steve Jobs but as an inventor and bold thinker. He’s the guy offering children the possibility of a brighter, more exciting future and has come to symbolize innovation and optimism.
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.
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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
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.
Author: Ashlee Vance
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
“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!
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 ...
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 ...
Author: Worth Books
Publisher: Open Road Media
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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.
Author: Readtrepreneur PublishingPublish On: 2019-05-24
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 ...
Author: Readtrepreneur Publishing
Category: Study Aids
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.
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.
Author: Sapiens Editorial
Publisher: Sapiens Editorial
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.
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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
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
The Great Power Competition to Control the Resources of Outer Space Namrata
Goswami, Peter A. Garretson. Advocate ... Ashlee Vance, Elon Musk: Tesla,
SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future (New York: HarperCollins, 2017).
Author: Namrata Goswami
Publisher: Lexington Books
Category: Political Science
With a focus on China, the United States, and India, this book examines the economic ambitions of the second space race. The authors argue that space ambitions are informed by a combination of factors, including available resources, capability, elite preferences, and talent pool. The authors demonstrate how these influences affect the development of national space programs as well as policy and law.
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Author: Douglas M. Branson
Publisher: NYU Press
Category: Business & Economics
An accessible and timely guide to increasing female presence and leadership in tech companies Tech giants like Apple and Google are among the fastest growing companies in the world, leading innovations in design and development. The industry continues to see rapid growth, employing millions of people: in the US it is at the epicenter of the American economy. So why is it that only 5% of senior executives in the tech industry are female? Underrepresentation of women on boards of directors, in the C-suite, and as senior managers remains pervasive in this industry. As tech companies are plagued with high-profile claims of harassment and discrimination, and salary discrepancies for comparable work, one asks what prevents women from reaching management roles, and, more importantly, what can be done to fix it? The Future of Tech is Female considers the paradoxes involved in women’s ascent to leadership roles, suggesting industry-wide solutions to combat gender inequality. Drawing upon 15 years of experience in the field, Douglas M. Branson traces the history of women in the information technology industry in order to identify solutions for the issues facing women today. Branson explores a variety of solutions such as mandatory quota laws for female employment, pledge programs, and limitations on the H1-B VISA program, and grapples with the challenges facing women in IT from a range of perspectives. Branson unpacks the plethora of reasons women should hold leadership roles, both in and out of this industry, concluding with a call to reform attitudes toward women in one particular IT branch, the video and computer gaming field, a gateway to many STEM futures. An invaluable resource for anyone invested in gender equality in corporate governance, The Future of Tech is Female lays out the first steps toward a more diverse future for women in tech leadership
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Author: Arthur M. Diamond, Jr.
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Business & Economics
Life improves under the economic system often called "entrepreneurial capitalism" or "creative destruction," but more accurately called "innovative dynamism." Openness to Creative Destruction: Sustaining Innovative Dynamism shows how innovation occurs through the efforts of inventors and innovative entrepreneurs, how workers on balance benefit, and how good policies can encourage innovation. The inventors and innovative entrepreneurs are often cognitively diverse outsiders with the courage and perseverance to see and pursue serendipitous discoveries or slow hunches. Arthur M. Diamond, Jr. shows how economies grow where innovative dynamism through leapfrog competition flourishes, as in the United States from roughly 1830-1930. Consumers vote with their feet for innovative new goods and for process innovations that reduce prices, benefiting ordinary citizens more than the privileged elites. Diamond highlights that because breakthrough inventions are costly and difficult, patents can be fair rewards for invention and can provide funding to enable future inventions. He argues that some fears about adverse effects on labor market are unjustified, since more and better new jobs are created than are destroyed, and that other fears can be mitigated by better policies. The steady growth in regulations, often defended on the basis of the precautionary principle, increases the costs to potential entrepreneurs and thus reduces innovation. The "Great Fact" of economic history is that after at least 40,000 years of mostly "poor, nasty, brutish, and short" humans in the last 250 years have started to live substantially longer and better lives. Diamond increases understanding of why.
Author: BusinessNews PublishingPublish On: 2016-07-20
This complete summary of the ideas from Ashlee Vance's book "Elon Musk" tells the story of Elon Musk's incredible yet rocky rise to fortune.
Author: BusinessNews Publishing
Publisher: Business Book Summaries
Category: Business & Economics
The must-read summary of Ashlee Vance's book: "Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX and the Quest for a Fantastic Future". This complete summary of the ideas from Ashlee Vance's book "Elon Musk" tells the story of Elon Musk's incredible yet rocky rise to fortune. While in 2015 he was worth $10 billion, he has not always been so successful and had to face near bankruptcy, failed projects and even a bout of malaria. This summary explains his journey from a college student with big dreams to a billionaire businessman and how he got to the top. An inspiring read for those just starting out in business and for those already at the top of the ladder. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand key concepts • Expand your knowledge To learn more, read "Elon Musk" and discover the inspiring story of this billionaire businessman.
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Learn About The Billionaire Visionary Behind Tesla Motors and Paypal Some may not of heard of Elon Musk, but if you haven't heard of him, I'm sure you've heard of some of his companies which have become household names like Paypal and the electric car make Tesla. As well as that he has been part of many businesses in his time of being an entrepreneur. He's certainly an entrepreneur you can learn a lesson or two from.This book describes the whole life and activities of Elon Musk. This book contains some chapters like synopsis by which you will get to know the total information in a brief description. Another chapter is included with the early life of Elon Musk. So you can know about his childhood and all. From this book you can also know his career life when he was the earnest entrepreneur. By that you can motivate yourself if you are visioning like him. Here is also having the discussion of his personal life. So you can know all the information of Elon Musk from this book. Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn... The Basics of Who Elon Musk is His Early Life and his childhood His Career as an Entrepreneur The Different Companies That He Has Been Part Of His Personal Life Much More Download your copy today!tags: Elon Musk, Entrepreneur, Business, Space Travel, Entrepreneur Motivation, Success, Biography, Start Up, Billionaire, Inventor, Visionary, Nikola Tesla, tesla spacex and the quest for a fantastic future, elon musk biography, elon musk book, elon musk ashlee vance, elon musk, elon musk kindle, elon musk how the billionaire ceo of spacex and tesla is shaping our future, elon musk, elon musk biography, ashlee vance, steve jobs, lessons, arnold schwarzenegger, elon musk, tesla spacex and the quest for a fantastic future, elon musk biography, elon musk book, elon musk ashlee vance, elon musk, elon musk kindle, elon musk how the billionaire ceo of spacex and tesla is shaping our future, elon musk,
12. https://qz.com/1762465/2019-was-the-year-electric-cars-grew-up/. 13. Ashlee
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Author: Jeffrey K. Liker
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Category: Business & Economics
The bestselling guide to Toyota’s legendary philosophy and production system—updated with important new frameworks for driving innovation and quality in your business One of the most impactful business guides published in the 21st Century, The Toyota Way played an outsized role in launching the continuous-improvement movement that continues unabated today. Multiple Shingo Award–winning management and operations expert Jeffrey K. Liker provides a deep dive into Toyota’s world-changing processes, showing how you can learn from it to develop your own improvement program that fits your conditions. Thanks in large part to this book, managers across the globe are creating workforces and systems that produce the highest-quality products and services, establish and retain customer loyalty, and drive business profitability and sustainability. Now, Liker has thoroughly updated his classic guide to include: Completely revised data and updated information about Toyota’s approach to competitiveness in the new world of mobility and smart technology Illustrative examples from manufacturing and service organizations that have learned and improved from the Toyota Way A fresh approach to leadership models The brain science and skills for learning to think scientifically How Toyota applies Hoshin Kanri, a planning process that aligns objectives at all levels and marries them to business strategy Organized into thematic sections covering the various aspects of the Toyota Way—including Philosophy, Processes, People, and Problem Solving—this unparalleled guide details the 14 key principles for building the foundation of a powerful improvement system and managing it for ultimate competitive advantage. With The Toyota Way, you have an inspiration and a model of how to set a direction, continuously improve and learn at all levels, continually "flow" value to satisfy customers, improve your leadership, and get quality right the first time.