This book receives the highest of recommendation.
Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
Vision. Nothing comes without vision. The belief in the long-term plan and the heart of all hearts that what you are doing is good and right. Vision is built on the foundation of belief. Believers change the world.
Elon has vision. Like few others have ever possessed. The ones that have a true vision and a want to make the world a better place have always been the ones worthy of the goals they set. My time has given me the opportunity to meet many people. Most are focused on outcomes that are not really goals and have zero vision. They just want something for the sake of pride, accomplishment or accolades. For real, that sounds harsh, but it is true.
What is your vision? Like, what do you want to do with this initiative you are working on? What is the reason you chose this career? You can choose to make a grand vision that far overwhelms your goals. Elon wants to colonize Mars. He wants to create people to travel the US and the world without the hindrance of fuel or even distance. That is huge.
My vision is to consistently deliver the information or content to people before they know that they want it. I want people to actually find what they are looking for.
Named One of the Best Books of the Year by The Wall Street Journal, NPR, Audible and Amazon.
More than 1 million copies sold
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.