Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and ...

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Au­thor: Ash­lee Vance Pub­lisher: Ecco Press ISBN: 9780062469670

ELON MUSK is cur­rently one of the best in­no­va­tors, not only in the Sil­i­con Val­ley, but around the world, hands down.

This book is filled with his ideas, dreams, and vi­sions. His com­mit­ment to mak­ing the world a bet­ter place can be con­sid­ered a noble cause.

I sim­ply can­not imag­ine how a per­son who faced mul­ti­ple bank­rupt­cies still has the com­po­sure to never lose his vi­sion and his imag­i­na­tion.

The story of Musk teaches read­ers that when you think that you have reached your limit, you should push even harder. That’s how he come up with unimag­in­able things like space travel, and an auto pilot car.

I must say the au­thor has also done a good job writ­ing this bi­og­ra­phy. It cov­ers more of Musk’s ideas, projects and work rather than his per­sonal life.

The book touches more on Musk’s busi­ness and engi­neer­ing skills, where Vance does an ex­cel­lent job cov­er­ing this as­pect of his ca­reer, de­pict­ing per­fectly how Musk ex­plains lit­eral rocket sci­ence, and the pos­si­bil­ity of how elec­tric cars can be fixed through the in­ter­net.

Vance also out­lines how Musk man­ages his com­pany from the prod­uct de­vel­op­ment stage on­wards, ad­her­ing to a strict man­age­ment style, and be­ing thrifty with fund­ing.

I would highly rec­om­mend this book to those who are in­ter­ested in busi­ness start-ups, in­no­va­tions and tech­nol­ogy, or those who would like to know how Elon Musk got to where he is to­day.

Af­ter all, SpaceX is still on-track to put a man on Mars. I am sure there will be much more to come. – Amirul Hakim

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