Elon Musk and the Quest for a Fantastic Future Young Readers' Edition

Author: Ashlee Vance

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062463292

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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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. A Junior Library Guild Selection!
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Elon Musk

How the Billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is Shaping our Future

Author: Ashlee Vance

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0753550660

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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South African born Elon Musk is the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity. Musk wants to save our planet; he wants to send citizens into space, to form a colony on Mars; he wants to make money while doing these things; and he wants us all to know about it. He is the real-life inspiration for the Iron Man series of films starring Robert Downey Junior. The personal tale of Musk’s life comes with all the trappings one associates with a great, drama-filled story. He was a freakishly bright kid who was bullied brutally at school, and abused by his father. In the midst of these rough conditions, and the violence of apartheid South Africa, Musk still thrived academically and attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he paid his own way through school by turning his house into a club and throwing massive parties. He started a pair of huge dot-com successes, including PayPal, which eBay acquired for $1.5 billion in 2002. Musk was forced out as CEO and so began his lost years in which he decided to go it alone and baffled friends by investing his fortune in rockets and electric cars. Meanwhile Musk’s marriage disintegrated as his technological obsessions took over his life ... Elon Musk is the Steve Jobs of the present and the future, and for the past twelve months, he has been shadowed by tech reporter, Ashlee Vance. Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of Spacex and Tesla is Shaping our Future is an important, exciting and intelligent account of the real-life Iron Man.
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Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance | Summary & Analysis

Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

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

Based on the Book by Ashlee Vance

Author: Worth Books

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504044975

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 30

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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.
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Summary of Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance

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Publisher: Readtrepreneur Publishing

ISBN: 1386319198

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

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ISBN: 882951148X

Category: Business & Economics

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New York Times and International Bestseller Named One of the Best Books of the Year by The Wall Street Journal, NPR, Audible and Amazon More than 1.5 Million Copies Sold 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 more than 30 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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Full Summary of Elon Musk: Tesla, Spacex, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future - By Ashlee Vance

Author: Sapiens Editorial

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781717839459

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 58

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What 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. ABOUT THE ORIGINAL BOOK 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. The book delves into the details of this success story while, at the same time, it opens the doors to the personal life of Elon Musk. CONTENT: CHAPTER 01: Childhood, Youth And First Outstanding Features CHAPTER 02: First Companies In Silicon Valley CHAPTER 03: Starting The Big Leagues CHAPTER 04: Looking Towards Outer Space CHAPTER 05: The Automobile Of The Future CHAPTER 06: Dreams On The Verge Of Extinction CHAPTER 07: The Road To Mars CHAPTER 08: At The Speed Of An Electric Car CHAPTER 09: A Future Under The Sun CHAPTER 10: Hyperloop, A Secondary Project
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Summary, Analysis, and Review of Ashlee Vance's Elon Musk

Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

Author: Start Publishing Notes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781635966947

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Start Publishing Notes' Summary, Analysis, and Review of Ashlee Vance's Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future includes a summary of the book, review, analysis & key takeaways, and detailed "About the Author" section.
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Elon Musk

How the Billionaire Ceo of Spacex and Tesla Is Shaping Our Future by Ashlee Vance Summary & Analysis

Author: Abookaday

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781535281577

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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
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Summary of Elon Musk

How the Billionaire Ceo of Spacex and Tesla Is Shaping Our Future by Ashlee Vance - Summary & Analysis

Author: A Book a Day

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539121992

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Page: 68

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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
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