Ship Date: January 4, 2017
- Technology & Engineering / Civil / Transportation
“A tremendous look into arguably the world’s most important entrepreneur. Vance paints an unforgettable picture of Musk’s unique personality, insatiable drive and ability to thrive through hardship.”—Washington Post
“Exhaustively reported . . . this work will likely serve as the definitive account of a man whom so far we’ve seen mostly through caricature. By the final pages, too, any reader will sense the need to put comparisons to Steve Jobs aside. Give Musk credit. There is no one like him.”—New York Times
“Elon Musk is a man after my own heart: a risk taker undaunted by setbacks and
ever driven to ensure a bright future for humanity. Ashlee Vance’s stellar biography
captures Musk’s remarkable life story and irrepressible spirit.”—Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group
Veteran technology journalist Ashlee Vance offers an unprecedented look into the remarkable life and times of the most daring entrepreneur of our time. Elon Musk paints a portrait of a complex man who has renewed American industry and sparked new levels of innovation—from PayPal to Tesla, SpaceX, and SolarCity—overcoming disappointment, earning billions, and making plenty of enemies along the way.
At a time when many American companies are more interested in chasing easy money than in taking bold risks, Musk stands out as the only businessman with enough dynamism and vision to tackle and even revolutionize three industries at once. His audacity and success has heralded a return to the original ambition and invention that made America an economic and intellectual powerhouse. Elon Musk is a brilliant, penetrating examination of what Musk’s career means for a technology industry undergoing dramatic change and offers a taste of what could be an incredible century ahead.