Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance
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Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future Audiobook by Ashlee Vance is a biography and life journey of Elon Musk. The book details the life journey of Elon Musk. He was born in Pretoria, South Africa. He moved to Canada at 17 years of age and did odd manual jobs. He then took degrees in Physics and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. He founded Zip2, an internet mapping company, which was later acquired by Compaq. Musk made $15 million from this and invested most of the proceed to his next venture, which later on became the PayPal.
Musk dreams of making electric cars the dominant automobiles to help save the environment. He also has a bigger dream of making space travel affordable for the masses and make it possible to colonize Mars if the Earth is no longer a healthy option to live for humans. With these ambitions, he invested $70 million in Tesla Motors and $100 million in SpaceX.
Due to the technological advancements and the untiring efforts to Musk, Tesla has brought down the cost of electric cars and is making it a viable option. Similarly, SpaceX has cut down the cost associated with safe space travel. These two companies have made a significant impact in their respective sectors in the short time they have been around and have made the competitors take notice. The author depicts the hard-working nature of Musk working long hours and being a hard task master expecting the same level of commitment from his staff. Vance has also portrayed the initial controversies associated with Musk when he was involved in few companies takeover where the shareholders agreement went wrong.
Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future Audiobook by Ashlee Vance is an insightful and fun-filled biography of Elon Musk. The author presents the personal and professional life journey of Musk to the readers. The narrative is simple and engaging.
The book is expertly written and hugely popular. The readers will be definitely inspired and motivated by reading Musk’s biography. This is a highly recommended read and should not be missed.