Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Ashlee Vance. Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future. Ecco, 2015. 400 pages.

A widely published business journalist.

Elon Musk has done what no one else has been able to do--other than Steve Jobs. He has contributed significantly to very different fields - the electric car, commercial space flight, and online banking. Musk envisioned the company that eventually became Paypal, made a fortune when it was sold, and invested a good portion of his own newfound fortune into Tesla and SpaceX. This risk has paid off so far, but both companies have a huge vision and continue to overcome tremendous challenges.