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|Author||: Tim Higgins|
A WALL STREET JOURNAL BUSINESS BESTSELLER • The riveting inside story of Elon Musk and Tesla's bid to build the world's greatest car—from award-winning Wall Street Journal tech and auto reporter Tim Higgins. “A deeply reported and business-savvy chronicle of Tesla's wild ride.” —Walter Isaacson, New York Times Book Review Tesla is the envy of the automotive world. Born at the start of the millennium, it was the first car company to be valued at $1 trillion. Its CEO, the mercurial, charismatic Elon Musk has become not just a celebrity but the richest man in the world. But Tesla’s success was far from guaranteed. Founded in the 2000s, the company was built on an audacious vision. Musk and a small band of Silicon Valley engineers set out to make a car that was quicker, sexier, smoother, and cleaner than any gas-guzzler on the road. Tesla would undergo a hellish fifteen years, beset by rivals—pressured by investors, hobbled by whistleblowers. Musk often found himself in the public’s crosshairs, threatening to bring down the company he had helped build. Wall Street Journal tech and auto reporter Tim Higgins had a front-row seat for the drama: the pileups, breakdowns, and the unlikeliest outcome of all, success. A story of impossible wagers and unlikely triumphs, Power Play is an exhilarating look at how a team of innovators beat the odds—and changed the future.
|Author||: Ashlee Vance|
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.
|Author||: Anna Crowley Redding|
|Editor||: Feiwel & Friends|
A riveting and beautifully designed YA biography that shows how a once-bullied school boy became an iconic visionary who the New York Times described as "arguably the most important and successful entrepreneur in the world." Elon Musk is the visionary behind SpaceX and CEO of the electric car company Tesla. He is working on unique and daring improvements to both public transit and solar energy. And then, there's his highly-publicized plans for colonizing Mars... But behind the mind-blowing headlines and legendary drive is the story of a bullied and beaten school boy, who through creativity and determination decided to rewrite his story and find his own way to make the world a better place. And to do so with a sense of fun and style. From hosting raves to pay for college to re-writing the rules on space travel, Elon Musk has always gone his own way. And now, award-winning investigative journalist, Anna Crowley Redding takes readers on a well-researched trip through Elon's life and accomplishments.
|Author||: Jessica Easto|
|Editor||: Agate Publishing|
A compilation of inspiring and motivational quotes from Elon Musk, “the world’s most remarkable living entrepreneur” (Chris Anderson, curator of TED). Elon Musk, the South African-born entrepreneur who made his first fortune with Internet companies such as PayPal, has risen to global prominence as the visionary CEO of both Tesla Motors and SpaceX, two companies with self-proclaimed missions to improve life as we know it and better secure the future of humanity. For the first time, the most insightful, thought-provoking, and revealing quotes from this entrepreneurial engineer have been compiled into a single book. Rocket Man: Elon Musk in His Own Words is a comprehensive guide to the inner workings of the man dubbed “the real Tony Stark.” Hundreds of his best quotes, comprising thoughts on business, clean energy, innovation, engineering, technology, space, electric vehicles, entrepreneurship, life lessons, and more, provide an intimate and direct look into Silicon Valley’s most ambitious industrialist. How could a young man who at one time seemed like “just” another Internet entrepreneur have gone on to build two highly disruptive companies and innovate technologies related to everything from electric batteries to rocket manufacturing? There’s no better way to learn than through his own words. This book curates Musk quotes from interviews, public appearances, online postings, company blogs, press releases, and more. What emerges is a “word portrait” of the man whose companies’ swift rise to the top will undoubtedly keep their status-quo competitors scrambling to keep up.
|Author||: Sara Green|
|Editor||: Bellwether Media|
Elon Musk has accomplished much in his young age, leading innovative companies like PayPal and Tesla. He has even founded a company that develops rockets for space travel! Young entrepreneurs will love finding out in this biographical title how MuskÕs early interests led to his career successes.
|Author||: Influential Individuals|
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!
|Author||: Raphael Afil|
About writing about him and his companies, Elon Musk said: I know there is a bunch of people writing books on Tesla and SpaceX and it is pretty hard for them to get it right, because they just weren't there. Maybe I should write a book of my experiences with all the foolish mistakes I've done and some advice for others that might be helpful. The goal of this book is to give exclusively to Elon Musk, in his own words, to speak and explain what he thinks, what he wants and how he sees the future. By listening to him speak and trying to explain his views and ideas, I discovered a man with a sincere goal to change the world and make it a better place. He is not only very intelligent, an excellent businessman, but also very modest and sincere.
|Author||: Ashlee Vance|
“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 middle grade book is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 6, especially during homeschooling. It’s a fun way to keep your child entertained and engaged while not in the classroom. 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!
|Author||: Edward Niedermeyer|
|Editor||: BenBella Books|
Tesla is the most exciting car company in a generation . . . but can it live up to the hype? Tesla Motors and CEO Elon Musk have become household names, shaking up the staid auto industry by creating a set of innovative electric vehicles that have wowed the marketplace and defied conventional wisdom. The company's market valuation now rivals that of long-established automakers, and, to many industry observers, Tesla is defining the future of the industry. But behind the hype, Tesla has some serious deficiencies that raise questions about its sky-high valuation, and even its ultimate survival. Tesla's commitment to innovation has led it to reject the careful, zero-defects approach of other car manufacturers, even as it struggles to mass-produce cars reliably, and with minimal defects. While most car manufacturers struggle with the razor-thin margins of mid-priced sedans, Tesla's strategy requires that the Model 3 finally bring it to profitability, even as the high-priced Roadster and Model S both lost money. And Tesla's approach of continually focusing on the future, even as commitments and deadlines are repeatedly missed, may ultimately test the patience of all but its most devoted fans. In Ludicrous, journalist and auto industry analyst Edward Niedermeyer lays bare the disconnect between the popular perception of Tesla and the day-to-day realities of the company—and the cars it produces. Blending original reporting and never-before-published insider accounts with savvy industry analysis, Niedermeyer tells the story of Tesla as it's never been told before—with clear eyes, objectivity and insight.
|Author||: Chandler Moore|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
Elon Musk is a South African-born American business magnate, investor and engineer. He is the founder, CEO, and lead designer of SpaceX; co-founder, CEO, and product architect of Tesla, Inc.; and co-founder and CEO of Neuralink. In December 2016, he was ranked 21st on the Forbes list of The World's Most Powerful People. As of February 2018, he has a net worth of $20.8 billion and is listed by Forbes as the 53rd-richest person in the world. Born in Pretoria, South Africa, Musk taught himself computer programming at the age of 12. He moved to Canada when he was 17 to attend Queen's University. He transferred to the University of Pennsylvania two years later, where he received an economics degree from the Wharton School and a degree in physics from the College of Arts and Sciences. He began a PhD in applied physics and material sciences at Stanford University in 1995, but dropped out after two days to pursue an entrepreneurial career. He subsequently co-founded Zip2, a web software company, which was acquired by Compaq for $340 million in 1999. Musk then founded X.com, an online payment company. It merged with Confinity in 2000 and became PayPal, which was bought by eBay for $1.5 billion in October 2002. In May 2002, Musk founded SpaceX, an aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company, of which he is CEO and lead designer. He co-founded Tesla, Inc., an electric vehicle and solar panel manufacturer, in 2003, and operates as its CEO and product architect. In 2006, he inspired the creation of SolarCity, a solar energy services company that is now a subsidiary of Tesla, and operates as its chairman. In 2015, Musk co-founded OpenAI, a nonprofit research company that aims to promote friendly artificial intelligence. In July 2016, he co-founded Neuralink, a neurotechnology company focused on developing brain-computer interfaces, and is its CEO. In December 2016, Musk founded The Boring Company, an infrastructure and tunnel-construction company. In addition to his primary business pursuits, Musk has envisioned a high-speed transportation system, known as the Hyperloop, and has proposed a vertical take-off and landing supersonic jet electric aircraft with electric fan propulsion, known as the Musk electric jet. Musk has stated that the goals of SpaceX, Tesla and SolarCity revolve around his vision to change the world and humanity. His goals include reducing global warming through sustainable energy production and consumption, and reducing the "risk of human extinction" by establishing a human colony on Mars.
|Author||: J. T. Owens|
|Editor||: Independently Published|
Elon Musk is already one of the most extraordinary, innovative and controversial entrepreneurs of the 21st century. Humankind has reached a point that it faces some unique challenges as a direct consequence of its technological evolution, some arguably existential. Billionaire Elon Musk is an engineer, inventor and businessman on a quest to save humanity from global warming and possible extinction. Musk believes in the technological future and is determent to restore that promise to mankind, and not letting others dissuade him with the perceived impossibility of ventures like: - Igniting the EV revolution and transition the world to sustainable energy. - Making life multi-planetary by establishing a human colony on Mars. - Revolutionizing long distance travel with multi-level tunnels. - Develop a brain-computer interface to fight the rise of A.I. Elon Musk: The Unauthorized Autobiography not only chronicles his life and the history and philosophy behind Tesla, SpaceX, PayPal, The Boring Company, Neuralink, etc, but also explores today's most pressing issues and offers a radical vision for the future of mankind.
|Author||: Biographies For Kids|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
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!
|Author||: Matthew Spencer|
Many things can be said about Elon Musk, entrepreneur, genius, inventor, and visionary, just to name a few. He is as much a celebrity figure, as he is a businessman and a creator. Even by the age of 12, he had started showing signs of greatness by creating and selling the code for his game, Blaster for $500 to a magazine. In college, he held Frat-parties which made enough money for him to live on for a month. He has continued this vein of success into adulthood by succeeding in most things he has attempted. Most notably his involvement in the creation of such companies such as Paypal, and most recently SpaceX. Where there is a story about Elon's successes, it often comes hand-in-hand with a controversy about his persona, his actions, or wild statements that he has made on social media. Elon Musk is a quintessential combination of intelligence, fortitude, sarcasm, wit, and judiciousness. These elements combined have produced a man who is considered a contemporary genius, historically worthy of mention amongst the greats including Isaac Newton, and the likes of Steve Jobs, Henry Ford, John Rockefeller and coincidentally, Nikola Tesla himself. There seems to be a new story circulating about Elon Musk every other week. But who is he? Why is he famous? What are his achievements? This book discusses the life and controversies surrounding Elon Musk, the self-made billionaire and entrepreneur. Elon Musk is never far from media attention. Approaching 50 years old, Elon Musk is currently listed in Forbes Magazine as the twenty-third richest billionaire in the world, with a net worth of $39.8 billion. As his wealth has increased, so has his fame, popularity and media scrutiny. Musk's ideas on the colonization of Mars and his leadership as the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX have him constantly in the media spotlight. Whether his ideas are ludicrous, radical, or ingenious, they have catapulted him to immeasurable fame. Love him or hate him, he is one of the greatest minds of our time, and I'm sure we will continue to hear more from the South African business magnate and philanthropist over the coming years. As Musk said himself, "I could either watch it happen or be a part of it." Who are we to argue with that?
|Author||: Mary Nhin|
In the new Mini Movers and Shakers children's book series comes a cast of characters who have failed, yet succeeded despite overwhelming obstacles. In the third volume, we meet Elon Musk. Find out what happens in this kids book about inventing things. Sometimes, we are faced with challenges that seem insurmountable. But with grit and hard work, one can achieve great things! Mini Movers and Shakers was developed to inspire children to dream big and work hard. Fun, relatable characters in graphic style books easy enough for young readers, yet interesting for adults. The Mini Movers and Shakers book series is geared to kids 3-11+. Perfect for boys, girls, early readers, primary school students, or toddlers. Excellent resource for educators, parents, and teachers alike. Collect all the Mini Movers and Shakers Books! Learn more at minimovers.tv
|Author||: Margaret J. Goldstein|
|Editor||: Lerner Publications ™|
Born in South Africa in 1971, young Elon Musk loved inventions. He later founded Tesla, SpaceX, and the company that would become PayPal. Read about how Musk became one of the world's most famous entrepreneurs.
|Author||: Brad Stone|
|Editor||: Little, Brown|
The authoritative account of the rise of Amazon and its intensely driven founder, Jeff Bezos, praised by the Seattle Times as "the definitive account of how a tech icon came to life." Amazon.com started off delivering books through the mail. But its visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn't content with being a bookseller. He wanted Amazon to become the everything store, offering limitless selection and seductive convenience at disruptively low prices. To do so, he developed a corporate culture of relentless ambition and secrecy that's never been cracked. Until now. Brad Stone enjoyed unprecedented access to current and former Amazon employees and Bezos family members, giving readers the first in-depth, fly-on-the-wall account of life at Amazon. Compared to tech's other elite innovators -- Jobs, Gates, Zuckerberg -- Bezos is a private man. But he stands out for his restless pursuit of new markets, leading Amazon into risky new ventures like the Kindle and cloud computing, and transforming retail in the same way Henry Ford revolutionized manufacturing. The Everything Store is the revealing, definitive biography of the company that placed one of the first and largest bets on the Internet and forever changed the way we shop and read.
|Author||: K Connors|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
Elon Musk The Founder of Tesla, Paypal, and Space X How did a young transfer student at the University of Pennsylvania, who immigrated from South Africa to Canada at the age of 17, become one of the wealthiest and most powerful businessmen in history? From revolutionizing transportation both on Earth and in space, to founding the most popular and widely used financial platforms in existence, Elon Musk is without a doubt one of the most successful individuals the world has ever seen. How exactly did he do it? Keep reading and find out! In this book, you will learn about Elon Musk's: Accomplishments and achievements Different business ventures Wealth accumulation Grand vision Rules for success Investments and net worth Take on artificial intelligence Political and world view Get your copy of Elon Musk: The Founder of Tesla, Paypal, and Space X and find out what makes this billionaire stand out from the rest!
|Author||: Farnam Street|
The old saying goes, ''To the man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail.'' But anyone who has done any kind of project knows a hammer often isn't enough. The more tools you have at your disposal, the more likely you'll use the right tool for the job - and get it done right. The same is true when it comes to your thinking. The quality of your outcomes depends on the mental models in your head. And most people are going through life with little more than a hammer. Until now. The Great Mental Models: General Thinking Concepts is the first book in The Great Mental Models series designed to upgrade your thinking with the best, most useful and powerful tools so you always have the right one on hand. This volume details nine of the most versatile, all-purpose mental models you can use right away to improve your decision making, productivity, and how clearly you see the world. You will discover what forces govern the universe and how to focus your efforts so you can harness them to your advantage, rather than fight with them or worse yet- ignore them. Upgrade your mental toolbox and get the first volume today. AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY Farnam Street (FS) is one of the world's fastest growing websites, dedicated to helping our readers master the best of what other people have already figured out. We curate, examine and explore the timeless ideas and mental models that history's brightest minds have used to live lives of purpose. Our readers include students, teachers, CEOs, coaches, athletes, artists, leaders, followers, politicians and more. They're not defined by gender, age, income, or politics but rather by a shared passion for avoiding problems, making better decisions, and lifelong learning. AUTHOR HOME Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
|Author||: Marne Ventura|
|Editor||: Core Library|
Elon Musk is known as a visionary entrepreneur for his work in renewable energy and space technology. Elon Musk: Entrepreneur and Innovatorexplores Musk's vision for improving the world and how he plans to accomplish his ambitious goals. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
|Author||: Tamra Orr|
|Editor||: Purple Toad Publishing|
From electric cars to manned rockets launched into space, Elon Musk has become america's inventor of things we could only imagine before. Read how he did it all, and what he plans to do next!