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10 books about Elon Musk
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Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance
Category: Artists, Architects & Photographers
This book was published 4 years ago by Ecco and takes approximately 13.9 hours to read.
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.
Liftoff: Elon Musk and the Desperate Early Days That Launched SpaceX by Eric Berger
Category: Company Profiles
This book was published this year by William Morrow and takes approximately 9.6 hours to read.
The dramatic inside story of the first four historic flights that launched SpaceX--and Elon Musk--from a shaky startup into the world's leading edge rocket company. In 2006, SpaceX--a brand-new venture with fewer than 200 employees--rolled its first, single-engine rocket onto a launch pad at Kwajalein Atoll. After a groundbreaking launch from the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the Falcon 1 rocket designed by Elon Musk's engineers rose in the air for approximately thirty seconds. Then, its engine flamed out, and the rocket crashed back into the ocean. In 2007, SpaceX undertook a second launch. This time, the rocket rose far into space, but just before reaching orbit it spun out of control. Confident of success in 2008, Musk and his team launched their third rocket with several paying customers. The first stage executed perfectly, but instead of falling away, it thudded into the second stage. Another failure. Elon Musk had only budgeted for three attempts when he founded SpaceX. Out of money and with a single Falcon 1 rocket left in its factory, SpaceX decided to try one last, dramatic launch. Over eight weeks, engineers worked furiously to prepare this final rocket. The fate of Musk's venture mirrored the trajectory of this slender, single-engine rocket aimed toward the skies. If it crashed and burned, so would SpaceX. In September 2008, SpaceX's last chance for success lifted off . . . and accelerated like a dream, soaring into orbit flawlessly. That success would launch a miraculous decade for the company, in which SpaceX grew from building a single-engine rocket to one with a staggering 27 engines; created two different spacecraft, and mastered reusable-rocket descents using mobile drone ships on the open seas. It marked a level of production and achievement that has not been seen since the space race of the 1960s. But these achievements would not have been possible without SpaceX's first four flight tests. Drawing on unparalleled access and exclusive interviews with dozens of former and current employees--engineers, designers, mechanics, and executives, including Elon Musk--Eric Berger tells the complete story of this foundational generation that transformed SpaceX into the world's leading space company. Liftoff includes more than a dozen photographs.
Elon Musk: The Life, Lessons & Rules For Success by Influential Individuals
This book was published 4 years ago by Independently published and takes approximately 2.9 hours to read.
Elon Musk: The Life, Lessons & Rules for Success What can't Elon Musk do? As CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, founder of The Boring Company, and cofounder of OpenAI, Musk seems to be everywhere all at once, pushing all kinds of incredible new technologies. He's said he won't be happy until we've escaped Earth and colonized Mars. Between space rockets, electric cars, solar batteries, research into killer robots, and the billions he's made along the way, Musk is basically a real-life Tony Stark -- which is why he served as an inspiration for "Iron Man." But it wasn't always easy for Musk. This book covers how he went from getting bullied in school to small-time entrepreneur to CEO of two major companies that seem like they're straight out of science fiction -- and how he almost went broke along the way. The aim of this book is to be educational and inspirational with actionable principles you can incorporate into your own life straight from the great man himself. *INCLUDING* Elon Musk's 15 Rules for Success, 60 Greatest Quotes & 40 Little known facts! Don't wait, grab your copy today!
A Woman Makes a Plan: Advice for a Lifetime of Adventure, Beauty, and Success by Maye Musk
This book was published last year by Penguin Life and takes approximately 7.5 hours to read.
The international supermodel shares personal stories and lessons learned from a life of "living dangerously--carefully" Maye Musk at seventy-one is a fashionable, charming, jet-setting supermodel and public speaker with a fascinating and tight-knit circle of family and friends. But things were not always so easy or glamorous--she became a single mom at thirty-one years old, struggling through poverty to provide for her three children; dealt with weight issues as a plus-size model and overcame ageism in the modeling industry; and established a lifelong career as a respected dietitian, all the while starting over in eight different cities across three countries and two continents. But she made her way through it all with an indomitable spirit and a no-nonsense attitude to become a global success and an unexpected icon in what she calls the prime of her life. In A Woman Makes a Plan, Maye shares experiences from her life conveying hard-earned wisdom and frank, practical advice on career, family, health, adventure, and more. You can't control everything that happens, but you can live a happier, healthier, and fun-filled life at any age. All you have to do is make a plan. A PENGUIN LIFE TITLE
The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos by Christian Davenport
This book was published 2 years ago by PublicAffairs and takes approximately 11.2 hours to read.
The historic quest to rekindle the human exploration and colonization of space led by two rivals and their vast fortunes, egos, and visions of space as the next entrepreneurial frontier The Space Barons is the story of a group of billionaire entrepreneurs who are pouring their fortunes into the epic resurrection of the American space program. Nearly a half-century after Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, these Space Barons-most notably Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, along with Richard Branson and Paul Allen-are using Silicon Valley-style innovation to dramatically lower the cost of space travel, and send humans even further than NASA has gone. These entrepreneurs have founded some of the biggest brands in the world-Amazon, Microsoft, Virgin, Tesla, PayPal-and upended industry after industry. Now they are pursuing the biggest disruption of all: space. Based on years of reporting and exclusive interviews with all four billionaires, this authoritative account is a dramatic tale of risk and high adventure, the birth of a new Space Age, fueled by some of the world's richest men as they struggle to end governments' monopoly on the cosmos. The Space Barons is also a story of rivalry-hard-charging startups warring with established contractors, and the personal clashes of the leaders of this new space movement, particularly Musk and Bezos, as they aim for the moon and Mars and beyond.
Elon Musk: This Book Is about Rockets by Evan Loomis
Category: Aeronautics & Space
This book was published 4 years ago by Mascot Books and takes approximately 1.3 hours to read.
Rockets are awesome! Elon Musk thinks so too. Musk has helped to revolutionize banking, transportation, energy, and of course space travel. But how did he get to where he is? And what fuels him to reach for the next big thing? This book is about rockets, but maybe it's about something bigger, too. Full color.
Elon Musk: A Kid's Book About Inventions (Mini Movers and Shakers) by Mary Nhin
Category: Artists, Architects & Photographers
This book was published last year by Grow Grit Press and takes approximately 1.2 hours to read.
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Elon Musk: What YOU Can Learn From His AMAZING Life (Inspirational books for kids) (Volume 1) by Biographies For Kids
Category: Science & Technology
This book was published 3 years ago by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform and takes approximately 2.6 hours to read.
Learn About Elon Musk, His Life And His Creations. He's A Real Life Version Of Tony Stark! Elon Musk has accomplished some amazing things. What can we learn from his life? Today, Elon Musk is the closet thing we have to a real life version of Tony Stark. From his plans to build a human colony on Mars to electric cars, Elon has dedicated his life to advancing the human race. How did he, growing up in South Africa, ascend to such dizzying heights to the point that presidents and prime ministers want to meet him? What life lessons can we learn from his life that we can apply to our own? What does Elon have planned for the future? . How he grew up The founding of Space X and what he learned from it Why he founded Tesla Motors How he managed to make so much money What drives him to do what he does (hint, it isn't money) The principles behind his success A mental exercise so we can all think a little more like Elon And much more! Elon's life is amazing, but it hasn't been easy. As a child he was bullied and as a young adult he was too shy to ask for an interview! Nonetheless, he overcame these and other obstacles to become the enormous success he is today. Are you interested in how he did it? ACT NOW! Click the orange BUY button at the top of this page! You will soon be reading ELON MUSK: What YOU can learn from his AMAZING life from the comfort of your own home!
Elon Musk and the Quest for a Fantastic Future Young Readers' Edition by Ashlee Vance
Category: Money & Saving
This book was published 4 years ago by HarperCollins and takes approximately 9.6 hours to read.
An in-depth look into the extraordinary life of the world’s most important entrepreneur, Elon Musk This fascinating and easily accessible 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.
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