Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
On Sale: May 19, 2015
Featuring: Elon Musk
Hardcover / e-Book
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In Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a
Fantastic Future, veteran technology journalist Ashlee
Vance provides the first inside look into the extraordinary
life and times of Silicon Valley's most audacious
entrepreneur. Written with exclusive access to Musk, his
family and friends, the book traces the entrepreneur's
journey from a rough upbringing in South Africa to the
pinnacle of the global business world. Vance spent over 40
hours in conversation with Musk and interviewed close to 300
people to tell the tumultuous stories of Musk's
world-changing companies: PayPal, Tesla Motors, SpaceX and
SolarCity, and to characterize a man who has renewed
American industry and sparked new levels of innovation while
making plenty of enemies along the way.
Vance uses Musk's story to explore one of the pressing
questions of our time: can the nation of inventors and
creators which 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 amalgam of
legendary inventors and industrialists like 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.
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