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Elon Musk

Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

Ashlee Vance

Narrating in chronological order, Ashlee did a sterling job assembling Musk’s multi-company stories into a smooth flow. Musk is an epitome of a modern futuristic entrepreneur running several multimillion-dollar businesses. I did not expect someone could put his overlapping developments into good shape; Ashlee’s decent work mapped Musk’s stories from PayPal to Tesla, SpaceX, and SolarCity.


Musk is truly shaping our world according to his dream and imagination. I am inspired by Musk’s harsh personality and incredible determination to strive though many on-the-edge bankruptcies, strenuous efforts to stay still on the top of those futuristic, yet risky and controversial companies. The book promisingly conveys a tremendous motivation to the young entrepreneurial spirit within you.


What I learned most from the book: Getting repulsed by Russian old rocket providers did little to curtail Mask’s vision for the future and doubt his capability. In the mid of the chaos of finding a starting point for his rocket dream, Musk decided to build things from scratch. It sounds like an idiotic thought of an eccentric fresh-blood single man. This kind of mission had remained impossible without the help of international companies such as Boeing or governments with ample resources. Musk did it. Not only to SpaceX’s rockets but also to Tesla’s cars did Musk implement in-house manufacturing with the principle of minimizing outsourcing. The A to Z principle seems unattainable for many, but Musk in most real-world cases. I put it in simple words “Go & Build it yourselves.”

Spring 2019

February 4, 2019 at 3:00:00 PM


autobiography, biography


Elon Musk
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