By Ashlee Vance
In Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the search for a fanciful Future, veteran know-how journalist Ashlee Vance offers the 1st within look at the extreme lifestyles and instances of Silicon Valley's such a lot audacious entrepreneur. Written with unique entry to Musk, his friends and family, the e-book strains the entrepreneur's trip from a coarse upbringing in South Africa to the top of the worldwide enterprise global. Vance spent greater than 30 hours in dialog with Musk and interviewed with regards to three hundred humans to inform the tumultuous tales of Musk's world-changing businesses: PayPal, Tesla cars, SpaceX and SolarCity, and to signify a guy who has renewed American and sparked new degrees of innovation whereas making lots of enemies alongside the best way.
Vance makes use of Musk's tale to discover one of many urgent questions of our time: can the kingdom of inventors and creators which led the fashionable global for a century nonetheless compete in an age of fierce worldwide pageant? He argues that Musk--one of the main strange and outstanding figures in American company history--is a modern amalgam of mythical inventors and industrialists like Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Howard Hughes, and Steve Jobs. greater than the other entrepreneur this day, Musk has devoted his energies and his personal gigantic fortune to inventing a destiny that's as wealthy and far-reaching because the visionaries of the golden age of science-fiction delusion.