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.