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REVIEW Elon Musk Tesla SpaceX and the uest for a Fantastic Future 107 Ashlee Vance ´ 7 REVIEW CHARACTERS õ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Ashlee Vance Elon Musk the entrepreneur and innovator behind SpaceX Tesla and SolarCity sold one of his internet companies PayPal for 15 billion Ashlee Vance captures the full spectacle and arc of the genius's life and work from his tumultuous upbringing in South Africa and flight to the United States to his dramatic. Elon Musk is not exactly a name that rolls easily off the tongue like say Tony Stark the fictional person to whom he is most often compared or even Steve Jobs a real world visionary whose mantle Musk now wears There is no uestion that Musk is a special individual someone with BIG dreams and the drive talent and money to make them happen But like Jobs and Stark for that matter he might be an acuired taste on a personal level In Elon Musk Tesla SpaceX and the uest for a Fantastic Future biographer Ashlee Vance gives us a picture of both the dreams and the man peering back to where Musk began describing his journey from then to now looking at how he is impacting the world today and gazing ahead to where he wants to go It is a pretty impressive vista Here is what it says on the SpaceX website SpaceX designs manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft The company was founded in 2002 to revolutionize space technology with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets It might have seemed like visiting another planet when Musk split his home country of South Africa as a teen and headed to North America anything to get away from an abusive upbringing He seemed to have been blessed not only with exceptional analytical capabilities and probably an eidetic memory but an impressively immense set of cojones He was able to talk his way into whatever he needed and deftly talk his way out of trouble as well Sometimes that entailed a bit of truth bending but whatever Ashlee Vance from HarperCollins Vance take us from his adolescence as a computer geek bullied at school through his arrival in Canada cold calling to get work putting together his first dotcom startup and using the money from that to invest in a banking oriented company that would become PayPal It was the mega bucks from the sale of PayPal that would allow him to begin realizing his big dreams In 2003 Musk bought into Tesla then a struggling startup The company took the early knowledge that lithium ion batteries had gotten pretty good added some top level engineering design and programming talent and after plenty of mis steps and struggles brought the remarkable all electric Tesla Roadster to the market in 2008 Tesla followed this with the Model S in 2012 Not only did Consumer reports call this a great car it named both the 2014 and 2015 versions the best overall cars of their years and the best car they had ever tested The last time an auto startup succeeded in the USA was Chrysler in the 1920s But this is not about simply making a buck on a new car The long term goal is to shift our petrochemical auto industry to renewable power and the Tesla is a nifty start Not only is the car amazing the company has constructed a nationwide series of charging stations where Tesla owners can recharge their vehiclesfor free Tesla currently August 2019 reports 1604 such stations nationwide with many planned Tesla is involved in building battery production factories hoping to help support a growing electric car auto economy Inside the Tesla Model S from Tesla Motors But this was not the only big notion that drove Musk A parallel effort was to develop a solar power business And with the help of a couple of enterprising cousins he did just that SolarCity provides the solar arrays that provide power to the Tesla charging stations but it has also become one of the largest solar utilities in the nation installing maintaining a third of the nation s solar panel systems There is obvious benefit to both Tesla and Solar City in sharing gains in battery and other technology But I expect the third jewel in Musk s crown is his favorite SpaceX Falcon 9 first stage attempting a controlled landing from WikimediaMusk doesn t have much going on here nothing major only an ardent desire to colonize Mars But it takes the establishment of an infrastructure in order to be get from point E to point M Musk saw an opening in the market for satellite launch vehicles Existing rockets blast things up into orbit and then burn up on their way back down His idea was to design a rocket that could make its way back to earth in one piece to be reused And he has SpaceX is nearing its goal of launching at least one rocket a month The manifest available on SpaceXcom lists missions to date The company also designed a capsule called the Dragon that can be used for cargo but also for astronauts The cost of launching a satellite using a Falcon is a fraction of what other options charge The next step is a larger launch vehicle Space X has begun launching the Falcon Heavy rocket offering the biggest load capacity since the Saturn V was last used in 1973 And while this is definitely good for business in the relatively short term one must always keep in mind that this is a stage in a bigger plan for Musk Once the launch infrastructure is established plans can begin to move forward to put together Mars missions Not go look and explore sorts of adventures but establishing a colony a permanent human presence on the red planet The Dragon Capsule attached to the ISS from Musk s Twitter pageOf course when one has one s eyes fixed on the stars yes Mars is a planet I know Geez there is a large inclination to lose touch with earth bound reality In the movie then play then movie The Producers Max Bialystock in order to cope with the absurd success of a play that was designed to fail suggests to his partner Leo Bloom that one solution would be to do away with the cast You can t kill the actors Max They re human beings Leo says Human beings Have you ever seen them eat Max replies I suspect that there are than a few folks who feel about Elon Musk the way Max felt about the actors He is rather notorious for his insensitivity to anyone not living inside his head For example here is what potential recruits are told to expect when they meet with MuskThe interview he or she is told could last anywhere from thirty seconds to fifteen minutes Elon will likely keep on writing e mails and working during the initial part of the interview and not speak much Don t panic That s normal Eventually he will turn around in his chair to face you Even then though he might not make actual eye contact with you or fully acknowledge your presence Don t panic That s normal In due course he will speak to you Musk has an amazing capacity for work putting in monstrous hours as a matter of course But then he expects the same from those who work for him The rank and file employeesrevere his drive and respect how demanding he can be They also think he can be hard to the point of mean and come off as capricious The employees want to be close to Musk but they also fear that he ll suddenly change his mind about something and that every interaction with him is an opportunity to be fired Elon s worst trait by far in my opinion is a complete lack of loyalty or human connection said one former employee Many of us worked tirelessly for him for years and were tossed to the curb like a piece of litter without a second thought Maybe it was calculated to keep the rest of the workforce on their toes and scared maybe he was just able to detach from human connection to a remarkable degree What was clear is that people who worked for him were like ammunition used for a specific purpose until exhausted and discarded Musk even fired his loyal assistant Mary Beth Brown who had been with him for twelve years after she asked for a raise What a guyEgo is certainly a big piece of the picture here But I guess if you can do it it ain t bragging Elon Musk is a larger than life figure a computer geek an engineer an entrepreneur and a dreamer in addition to being a walking IED as someone to work for He is one of the inspirations for Robert Downey s portrayal of Tony Stark in sundry Marvel Universe films In fact Downey came to visit Musk specifically to get a taste of what a real billionaire techno industrialist was like Downey insisted on having a Tesla Roaster on the set of Iron Man saying Elon was someone Tony probably hung out with and partied with or likely they went on some weird jungle trek together to drink concoctions with the shamans Musk even had a cameo in Iron Man II The resulting publicity from this connection did little to diminish Musk s view of himself Living the high life in Tinseltown hanging with social economic and media A listers added gas to the bag Part of his ego issue is that he tends to take internal company timetables and announce them to the world as promises I can see his entire staff jointly rolling their eyes clutching palms to temples and issuing choruses of Oh my god and WTF as they spin in place then holds his employees to those unreasonable schedules Of course this results in many missed deadlines much ingestion of antacid and probably the odd nervous breakdown or twoMusk in an Iron Man II cameo fromWiredMusk is the sort of guy who shows up with some regularity in science fiction novels a genre trope like the researcher who has exactly the sort of experience and insight the PresidentPMChairmanSecretary General needs in order to stave off global catastrophe He s the guy who has been secretly building the arc that the world needs to stave off extinction In this case he is doing it publicly Of course this raises some issues Do we as a country as a planet really want to be reliant on private companies for our space exploration Do we want a possible colony on Mars to be a privately held branch of Musk Industries There are only a gazillion uestions that are raised by the privatization of space What s good for the bottom line at SpaceX may or may not be good for humanity We have certainly seen how a reliance on the inherent civic mindedness and good will of corporations has worked on this planet Musk is a dreamer for sure and I expect his dream of making a better world through the use of renewable energy and his hopes of establishing a human outpost on Mars are pure ideals But the devil is always in the details and what would happen should Musk be infected by another virulent strain of malaria and not escape with a near miss as he did in 2001 Would the replacement CEO share his ideals Would a replacement CEO be willing to take big risks to support those ideals Would a replacement CEO look to sell Tesla off to GM to make a few uick billion One person can move the world but it takes than a start to keep things rolling We could certainly use plenty people with the sort of drive and ambition that Elon Musk embodies Innovation is a rare resource and must be cherished But like any powerful force it must be if not tethered at least monitored to make certain that it does not run amok Ashlee Vance has done an amazing job of telling not only Musk s story but of making the life history of the several companies with which Musk has been involved fascinating reading I did get the sense that Vance was from all the time he spent with Musk smitten with his subject While his portrait of Musk is hardly a zit free one I got the feeling that there might be a few skeletons safely tucked away in closets a few bodies buried in basements Nevertheless Elon Musk is a powerful entertaining and informative look at one of the most important people of our time Your personal vision of the future should certainly include checking out this bookEXTRA STUFF has been moved to comment 1

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REVIEW Elon Musk Tesla SpaceX and the uest for a Fantastic Future 107 Ashlee Vance ´ 7 REVIEW CHARACTERS õ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Ashlee Vance Technical innovations and entrepreneurial pursuits Vance uses Musk's story to explore one of the pressing uestions of our age can the nation of inventors and creators who led the modern world for a century still compete in an age of fierce global competition He argues that Musk is an amalgam of legendary. Space Renewable Energy Internet This is a man after my own heart Out of all the super entrepreneurs and technological legends of the modern era Musk ticks all the boxes on my dreams and passions particularly space Space has always been the frontier that intrigues me the most for a single man to dream of colonising Mars and actually doing all he can to make that a reality is just simply astounding And then of course there is Tesla Aside from the clean energy technology which I am a huge proponent of how an electric car can become one of the most desirable and good looking cars in the world is another example of the visionary genius that Musk is As with all ideas that are so progressive in nature the trials and tribulations faced by Musk were so daunting that most would ve called it uits His indomitable will and spirit however sets him apart from the ordinary He is very demanding on himself being extremely hands on and also of his employees Then again how else are you going to change the world by compromising on the high standards that one sets for oneselfNotwithstanding his crazy but awesome ideas first the Hyperloop and now Neuralink the one thing that differentiates him from most current entrepreneurs is that he really seeks to change the world He is not in it just for short term gain which is what a lot of businesses are doing right now A simple case in point is Tesla s open source patent I ll stop gushing about Musk now and talk a bit about the biography itself The conversational tone employed by the author translated well into audio and the narrator did a good enough job that it didn t sound monotonous The biography was written from extensive interviews conducted with a plethora of his ex employees and the people closest to Musk This enabled a independent and less biased insight from one which was self penned not that I believe Musk will ever have the time to do so The biography was also uite educational while I still do not know how to build a rocket or an electric car now I ve gained a better understanding of certain technical aspects of these items and how they workWhether you re a fan of Musk or just intrigued by his ideas and achievements or even if you only just desired the Tesla badly this is a recommended read This review can also be found at Booknest

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REVIEW Elon Musk Tesla SpaceX and the uest for a Fantastic Future 107 Ashlee Vance ´ 7 REVIEW CHARACTERS õ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Ashlee Vance Inventors and industrialists including Thomas Edison Henry Ford Howard Hughes and Steve Jobs More than any other entrepreneur today Musk has dedicated his energies and his own vast fortune to inventing a future that is as rich and far reaching as the visionaries of the golden age of science fiction fantas. Let me offer this thought SpaceX is the coolest and most exciting company in the world at this moment in timeYes Tesla is also extremely cool And inspiring But nothing can beat that feeling of power wonder and deep inspiration that SpaceX will give you as soon as you start to understand what that company is actually doing As Vance says SpaceX IS Elon Musk So who is this man How is it humanly possible to achieve what he has achieved What else can he achieve in the future Will he become the richest man on Earth Or on Mars Not only this book is written in a very passionate and engaging way I also find that it is a very important book for anyone who is at least a little curious about our present and our futureIn fact I believe Ashlee Vance s portrait of Elon Musk is a necessary read for anyone because of the effect that his companies are having on the automotive the clean energy and the space industries If these companies are not changing the future at the very least they are accelerating our pace towards itVance starts out in a ballsy way stating that he won t budge he will write whatever he wants however he wants it As I got to the end of the book I had a strong feeling that this is not exactly the case and that a lot has been left out However the information that is in the book is absolutely fascinating It is the first biography I ve ever read that I would categorize as a real page turner The missing facts that stand out the most in my opinion are1 Childhood troubles Musk keeps referring to a very painful and troubled childhood but in the book all we get is some bullying and social awkwardness Plus a father who was psychologically abusive There are many unanswered uestions there and I think Vance chose to be respectful and not dig too deeply Or he just didn t get anything about that out of Musk 2 The miraculous last minute save of both Tesla and SpaceX in 2008 not enough details Something crucial seems to be missing Whether it is a few private donors who poured in extra millions or some other turn of fate I don t know if Vance knows what is missing there but something is missing Overall Elon Musk comes across as a normal human being with exceptional ambition exceptional luck exceptional physical energy exceptional intelligence and exceptional confidence in his vision He is an inspiration for many and beyond Elon Musk his companies and his vision are a huge inspiration Did you notice how the most popular fictional depictions of the future YA etc in this day and age are pessimistic dystopian self hating like teenagers Well Elon Musk is offering us a window into a future that is the exact opposite of that Very similar to Arthur Clarke my favorite author another optimistic visionary Musk s vision of the future is so bright that reminds me of the golden age of science fiction when Clarke and Asimov were writing when people had the courage to dream beautiful positive dreams about the future It sounds like an advertisement for a soap but yes with Musk the future is bright again Finally I have a comment about being a nerd in the first part of the book the kid Elon Musk is called a nerd about a million times Why is it that in America and in South Africa as it seems a very smart kid who is into reading a lot instead of playing sports invariably is called a nerd The fact that this word DOES NOT EXIST and cannot be translated into many European languages tells us something about America I think Isaac Asimov was onto somehting when he said The strain of anti intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge Btw great to find out that Robert Zubrin was a big influence on Musk He is the head of the Mars Society a man who has been thinking about going to Mars for much longer than Elon Musk has I read Zubrin s The case for Mars many years ago and I was utterly fascinated by it


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  • Hardcover
  • 392
  • Elon Musk Tesla SpaceX and the uest for a Fantastic Future
  • Ashlee Vance
  • English
  • 13 October 2020
  • 9780062301239