Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance —
I genuinely enjoyed reading throughout and understanding all the ups and downs of Elon Musk's life. The book shows you how to not repeat the same mistakes as Elon did and what you must do to deliver results in this world. His vision is a reality now. He said and he did. Really a futuristic genius, this man can think and do anything and makes sure it appears with lightning speed like no one in their passionate dreams can think.
Whether you are from a scientific field or nontechnical, whether you are a follower of Elon Musk or just inspired by his thoughts and success, or even if you only wanted Tesla badly, this book is recommended to read. In one place in the book, Elon said
"If we continue on the current growth rate, I think Tesla will be one of the most valuable companies in the world."And today Tesla is valued is more than $550 Billion almost double that of Toyota.
The book 'Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance' is also available in different formats and more Indian langauges like Marathi, Gujarati (links are provided below).
Biography of Elon MuskAshlee Vance throughout the biography has concluded his character and personality amazingly. You will track him within the arch of being terrible, egomaniac to kind, committed, selfless personality. SpaceX, Tesla, Paypal, Zip-2, Open Artificial Intelligence, The Boring Company, Neuralink, HyperLoop, Solar City; all of these are controlled by Elon Musk. It takes a lot of effort and attention for ordinary people to build their business to the next level. But in the case of Elon Musk, you may wonder how he able to manages all these billion-dollar companies at the same time? This can be a thoughtful question that might be stuck in your mind.
No wonder how Elon Musk ever became the richest person in the world. Elon never gives up on things and he always able to take huge risks and that's the true thing behind his success. Books explore not only the hard-working life and success stories of Elon Musk but how Elon overcome the crisis. Excellent book by Ashlee Vance as I expected, various phases of Musk's life is represented magnificently, a future legend and more great works are still to come from Musk.
How the Billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is Shaping our Future (Paperback)
ChildhoodWhen thinking about a country like Africa, what sort of perception comes to mind? I think there's no need to explain it. The child life of Elon Musk in South Africa had much harder than a normal kid's life. Ashlee Vance explained very well in this book how Elon Musk gets a chance to move foreign from the country of African people.
The vocabulary used in the book is too difficult to understand for non-English speakers. While reading the book, the common and Hindu people might get confused because of some unusual words like business titles and their African people names given in the book. Ashlee Vance’s book traces the incredible journey of this reserved character with a geeky nature into a confident, positive, successful inventor, and businessperson.
From childhood, Elon musk is much interested in the field of technology and he always sees the dreams to be a billionaire.
“I'm not an investor. I like to make technologies real that is important for the future and useful in some way” — says Musk.He pursued projects on the internet, renewable energy, electric vehicles, and space. Nowadays even though Elon Musk is at the top in the list of billionaires, it is not surprising for him at all. When you read this book you will realize, while doing extraordinary changes, how Elon tells about more interesting things that happened in his life. From Africa to Canada, from hostel life to college, and from 18 dollars per hour to his first start-up company, you will learn a lot of things that happened in his life.
Education and experiencesAs we all know that education and experiences of our life will never get stolen by anyone. Likewise, for the success of Zip-2 and PayPal, there are many things behind them. Support of his brother 'Kimble Musk' and hard work from his childhood and many things that mattered for his early life success. Just after selling out his owned and successful companies like Zip-2, X.com, Paypal, Elon instantly started planning for the next one! And it was like overwhelming for everyone at that time.
Ashlee Vance comes through the high-grade writeup as a maestro, who concludes all his life data in a loveable transparent style. A journey from the Canadian banker to the self-made billionaire at the age of 27. To achieve all the success; it took less than a decade for Elon Musk. When you become a billionaire, you will automatically get become a celebrity for society, people and that's the thing Elon feels for him every time.
As Elon says “If something is important enough, you do it even if odds are not in your favor...”Absolutely, he has achieved things with lots of risks requires but they occurred most significant for the future of mankind e.g. his investment in space to build a life multi-planetary. Vance's description of Musk and his adventures smoothly distributed over every new page with informal evidence is delightful.
The trials and tribulations of Elon's life are well documented by Ashlee Vance & now in today's days, the world can see what he truly can deliver. Moreover like the ups & downs of professional life, his personal life is also much interesting and very well explained in this book by Ashlee Vance. Buying luxury cars, planning for the get-together, tracking, relationships, and at many things, Elon Musk gives his hundred percent all the time. When he gets fired from his company Paypal, finally he gets some time for his wife Justine Musk and to live his personal life too. But still, this man had a habit to see daydreams about life on Mars. How can we start lives on the mars? Is being human able to live on the mars? These and their many answers to these questions you able to found in this book of Elon Musk Biography by Ashlee Vance.
Mission MarsFrom little thoughts of Mars, and without any formal education, Elon Musk affirmed the first private and space travel company called SpaceX. From this thing, you will realize that any person can learn everything and anything by using the Internet, books and from experienced people.
He plans to be on Mars. Mars is just a story, space exploration is his main purpose. He also planned for the moon too. His risk of the investment in renewable technologies moreover the ability of solar, battery, and aerospace technology to develop the future of mankind is surely get returned for all. You will see how Elon becomes a self-thought programmer and rocket scientist in this book. Ashlee explained very well and in plain terms, how Elon successfully launched his fourth rocket with talented people, even if he gets failure back to back.
TeslaTesla was started as a tribute to the inventor of Nikola Tesla. Elon Musk has established Tesla as the world's largest electric car company by owning electricity. Tesla's first car model production "Roadster" and the manner of their work and ethics are far more than other car manufacturing companies. Elon has achieved many tasks with the same passion and dedication whether it is innovative technologies, space, electric vehicles, artificial intelligence, etc. Musk has gone far as to build faith, confidence for a greater future, and trust in technology as a virtual channel to produce a positive result for the more prominent welfare and restored hope in pioneering features of technology.
Elon showed the world how electric vehicles can become the most beneficial and most stunning cars in the world. With his extraordinary ability and ruthless hard work. Even if there is a recession and financial crisis in America, how Elon Musk saves Tesla, from bankruptcy, and how he faces thousands of problems to give today's new look of tesla, all these things are explained very well by Vance. Today if you see Tesla's name has become like a brand in the EV market.
Personal LifeOver time even though his life problems and sensitive issues such as divorces, Elon still able to create new high-class product companies persistently. He introduced new things like The Boring Company, Neuralink, Hyper-Loop, Solar City, and more. Despite this success so early in his life, his passion to keep going behind his intentions to achieve his goals is remarkable.
In short, I can say Elon Musk is a very fast-moving and extraordinary personality ever on the earth and there is no doubt about it. The marathi version is translated by Sushruta Kulkarni and author Ashlee Vance, it is one of the inspirational and best books to read ever. Going to review this book by me about Elon Musk is like insignificant and fictional thing.
Elon says "I could go and buy one of the islands, turned into my fiefdom but I am much more interested in trying to build and create a new company..."
Legendary PersonalityHis beliefs, plans, decisions, ability, enthusiasm is developing our future as well as securing our present. Hats off to this legendary entrepreneur of today for motivating so many lives. You may glorify him or challenge him, love him or hate him, but you cannot ignore him. This book is a must-read, whether you are a techie or not.
I loved the way this biography is written in the book "Elon Musk: by Ashlee Vance". Kudos to Ashley for letting us jump into Elon’s life. Don’t think, just read this masterpiece. Even if we learn just one thing or try to build 1% of Elon’s unstoppable vision in our life we will be performing miracles in our respective professions.
How the Billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is Shaping our Future (Paperback)
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About the Author: Ashlee VanceAshlee Vance is an award-winning feature writer for Bloomberg Businessweek magazine. Earlier, he served for The New York Times and the Economist.
Ashlee was born in South Africa, grew up in Texas, and attended Pomona College. He has spent more than a decade covering the technology industry from San Francisco and is a noted Silicon Valley historian.