In the spirit of Steve Jobs and Moneyball, Elon Musk is both an illuminating and authorized look at the extraordinary life of one of Silicon Valley’s most exciting, unpredictable, and ambitious entrepreneurs—a real-life Tony Stark—and a fascinating exploration of the renewal of American invention and its new "makers." Elon Musk spotlights the technology and vision of Elon Musk, the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity, who sold one of his internet companies, PayPal, for $1.5 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 technical innovations and entrepreneurial pursuits. Vance uses Musk’s story to explore one of the pressing questions 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—one of the most unusual and striking figures in American business history—is a contemporary, visionary amalgam of legendary 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 fantasy. Thorough and insightful, Elon Musk brings to life a technology industry that is rapidly and dramatically changing by examining the life of one of its most powerful and influential titans.
Ashlee Vance is a technology writer for Bloomberg Businessweek in Palo Alto, Calif. He is the author of Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future (HarperCollins, May 2015).
@ 糖伴西红柿 2016.05.16 – 2016.09.14立场相对比较客观。Zip2 Paypal Tesla spaceX Solarcity 越往后看越觉得现在这样做个网站，写个 App 的行为没有意义。 @ [已注销] 可以配合Elon Musk: The World’s Raddest Man, How Tesla Will Change the World, How (and Why) SpaceX Will Colonize Mars, The Cook and the Chef: Musk’s Secret Sauce四篇博文共同阅读。全书读完脑海里一直重复着这样的一个画面：一个凌晨，Elon和Muell… @ Oscar Mo 我的教主。。。In Elon I turst! @ 疾走 Before I read this book, both G and I wanted to marry Musk. Now we both lost interest and advised his sister to not prioritize this book. Successful people often have a "I don't give a fxxk" vibe, and… @ henryu￥拉丝裤 把elon吹上天了……还是更爱jobs，更sentimetal更subtle @ Ostri boring af @ MaskBaboo An interesting biography but not great. The author lost himself in Elon's dreamland… @ 郭三省 读这本书的时候，我会有种一将功成万骨枯的感觉。但是仔细想想，又似乎不对，Elon并不是为了他自己的成功而努力，他是在关心全人类的命运。从他的小时候的“心流”状态，到他长大后那种 坚持到底的精神，都很令人值得敬佩。 @ tcv 一己之力挑战数个系统，这样的人生太传奇了。几十年以后希望能看到后面的故事。当然更希望看到马斯克的自传。 @ dancingcrane 话题很有意思，不过作为传记感觉后一半就是Elon Musk的工作经历流水账。很认同做的东西要有意义的观点，年纪越大越发现其实长期保持高强度的努力也是一种天赋，在繁杂的琐事和各种压力下保持专注更是很难得的特质。精彩的人生感觉可以讲出更有意思的故事Do or die but don’t give up.