Welcome to our Library Blog 2017.
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Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is Shaping our Future
This book needs to be read by anyone who wants to know what our future is going to look like- why? Because this guy is creating it!
South African born Elon
Musk is the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind PayPal, SpaceX,
Tesla, and SolarCity. Musk wants to save our planet; he wants to send
citizens into space, to form a colony on Mars; he wants to make money
while doing these things; and he wants us all to know about it. He is
the real-life inspiration for the Iron Man series of films starring Robert Downey Junior.
The personal tale of
Musk’s life comes with all the trappings one associates with a great,
drama-filled story. He was a freakishly bright kid who was bullied
brutally at school, and abused by his father. In the midst of these
rough conditions, and the violence of apartheid South Africa, Musk still
thrived academically and attended the University of Pennsylvania, where
he paid his own way through school by turning his house into a club and
throwing massive parties.
He started a pair of huge dot-com
successes, including PayPal, which eBay acquired for $1.5 billion in
2002. Musk was forced out as CEO and so began his lost years in which he
decided to go it alone and baffled friends by investing his fortune in
rockets and electric cars. Meanwhile Musk’s marriage disintegrated as
his technological obsessions took over his life ...
Elon Musk is
the Steve Jobs of the present and the future, and for the past twelve
months, he has been shadowed by tech reporter, Ashlee Vance. Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of Spacex and Tesla is Shaping our Future is an important, exciting and intelligent account of the real-life Iron Man