“Good ideas are always crazy until they’re not.” Even though the quote comes from Larry Page, it greatly encapsulates the life of Elon Musk portrayed in the book. I have to say that Ashlee Vance did an absolutely splendid job on making a chronological, short history of Elon’s life.
In the beginning, the book goes into Elon Musk’s childhood, his family life and tells how he, moved to Canada and, eventually, to the United States. Ashlee details how Elon got into computers and wrote his first game. Then the story dives into his entrepreneurial life and here you can get to know how he started his first venture in Zip2, a company which was kind of like Google Maps and Yellow Pages. Then it tells more about the next firms such as PayPal Tesla and SpaceX, Solar City and everything else.
The book provides his daily routine and offers great insight into his work ethos. I’ll just give you a quote from the book which depicts his habit: “ Musk never seemed to leave the office. He slept, not unlike a dog, on a beanbag next to a desk. Almost every day, I’d come in at seven thirty or eight a.m., and he’d be asleep right there on that bag” – one former colleague recalled. “Maybe he showered on the weekends, I don’t know.” Musk asked those first employees of Zip2 to give him a kick when they arrived, and he’d wake up and get back to work.”
Next, you can see how he makes his decisions and observe his thought process. You get to feel what Elon’s personality is and how he is like other CEOs of companies. The book also helps to understand his idea of long-term goals which most of us really don’t think about. That’s why he started SpaceX (to colonise Mars as a B plan for our civilisation) and launched Tesla...(if you like to read my full review please visit my blog https://leadersarereaders.blog/2019/02/07/elonmusk/)...Continua
Di solito non scrivo recensioni per i libri ma questa volta ho dovuto. Elon Musk è probabilmente uno dei migliori innovatori della Silicon Valley se non del mondo. Prima di leggere questo libro, ho pensato solo a lui come un ricco figlio di avvio che fa navi a razzo e auto elettriche. Non ero sbagliato, ma questo libro mi ha aiutato a vedere tutto dietro le tende e le lotte che ha dovuto superare per ottenere dove si trova. Quando si guarda alla Tesla di oggi, non saprei che erano quasi bancarrati nel 2008 se non fosse per Musk. L'autore ha fatto un buon lavoro per ricercare il suo background. Ottieni una bella comprensione di come questo uomo pensa, lavora e vive. Bisogna leggere per tutti coloro che sono interessati a start-up, tecnologia, spazio, innovazione o questo individuo enigmatico. Non sarei sorpreso se un giorno l'umanità colonizzasse Marte a causa delle visioni di questo uomo....Continua
1. He is extraordinary since childhood.
2. Like most of other VIPs, He is a dick sometimes.
3. Life has its ups and downs. Everyone’s got a history.
4. He really wants to go to and end on Mars.
火箭即將升空前才突然發現bug，並在三十分鐘內解bug，原計劃繼續進行。（said it would have taken three weeks if in NASA’s hands.） 這應該算是超異能還是超風險？...Continua
Don't know how much the stories are sugar-coated. The book is a good read with interesting adventures and struggles. Elon Musk's insights in pursing the paths Tesla and SpaceX are pointing do worth the applause.