Elon Musk by Walter Isaacson


#1 NY Times bestseller

From the author of Steve Jobs and other bestselling biographies, that is the astonishingly intimate tale of the maximum charming and arguable innovator of our technology—a rule-breaking visionary who helped to lead the arena into the era of electrical motors, personal space exploration, and artificial intelligence. Oh, and took over Twitter.

Whilst Elon Musk changed into a child in South Africa, he became regularly overwhelmed by bullies. At some point, a set pushed him down some concrete steps and kicked him till his face turned into a swollen ball of flesh. He turned into within the health facility for per week. But the bodily scars had been minor as compared to the emotional ones inflicted by his father, an engineer, rogue, and charismatic fantasist.

His father’s effect on his psyche would linger. He evolved right into a difficult yet vulnerable man-child, vulnerable to abrupt Jekyll-and-Hyde temper swings, with an exceedingly excessive tolerance for chance, a craving for drama, an epic sense of task, and a maniacal intensity that turned into callous and in instances unfavorable.

At the beginning of 2022—after a year marked by SpaceX launching thirty-one rockets into orbit, Tesla promoting one million vehicles, and him turning into the richest man on this planet—Musk spoke ruefully approximately his compulsion to fire up dramas. “I need to shift my mindset away from being in disaster mode, which it has been for about fourteen years now, or arguably most of my existence,” he said.

It changed into a wistful comment, now not a brand New year’s decision. At the same time as he said it, he secretly bought up shares of Twitter, the arena’s ultimate playground. Over the years, each time he was in a dark place, his thoughts went back to being bullied at the playground. Now he had the risk to very own the playground.

For two years, Isaacson shadowed Musk, attended his conferences, walked his factories with him, and spent hours interviewing him, his circle of relatives, friends, coworkers, and adversaries. The result is the revealing interior tale, packed with excellent tales of triumphs and turmoil, that addresses the question: are the demons that pressure Musk also what it takes to pressure innovation and development?

Shortlisted for the economic instances and Schroders business book of the year

"something you observed of Mr. Musk, he's a person worth understanding— which makes this an ebook worth reading." — The Economist

"With Elon Musk, Walter Isaacson gives both an enticing chronicle of his situation’s busy life to date and a few compelling solutions..." — Wall Road Journal

"Walter Isaacson’s new biography of Elon Musk, posted Monday, offers as promised — a complete, deeply reported chronicle of the world-shaping tech magnate’s existence, a dual to the author’s further thick 2011 biography of Steve Jobs. Details starting from the personally salacious to the geopolitically volatile have already made the rounds — the rare instance of a main e-book booklet causing a news cycle in its own right...What Isaacson’s biography reveals via its personalized lens on Musk’s work with Tesla, SpaceX, OpenAI, and more isn't most effective what Musk needs, how, and why he plans to do it. The portrait that emerges resembles a tough-charging, regularly alienating Gilded Age-style captain of enterprise, with a specific fixation on AI that ties everything together...Isaacson’s ebook is a decoder ring, tying the mercurial Musk’s numerous obsessions into a coherent worldview with a startlingly concrete purpose at its center." — Politico

"[The book] has the whole lot you would assume from a book on Musk—tales of tragedy, triumph, and turmoil... At the same time as the stories are captivating and guaranteed to spark a mountain of coverage, founders and entrepreneurs may even unearth valuable classes." — Inc.

"Isaacson has accrued facts from the man’s admirers and critics. He lays it all out... The e-book is bursting with tales...A deeply fascinating tale of a wonderful American innovator. " — Big Apple Magazine of Books

"one of the best biographers in the United States has written a big e-book approximately the richest guy in the international. This fast-paced biography, based on more than a hundred interviews...[is] a head-spinning story about a vain, notable, occasionally cruel discern whose aims are actively shaping the destiny of human existence."—Ron Charles on CBS Sunday Morning

"A painstaking excavation of the tortured unquiet thoughts of the arena’s richest man… Isaacson’s book isn't a soaring portrait of a captain of industry, however alternatively a laborious ride through the life of a man who appears incapable of happiness." —The Sunday instances

"A skilled biographer’s complete look at." —The Observer

"Walter Isaacson’s all-get entry to biography… Its portrait of the tech maverick is charming." —The Telegraph

"Isaacson boils Musk down to 2 men… the result is a beat-via-beat ebook that follows him insider vital rooms and explores difficult-to-understand regions of his thoughts." —The times
Approximately the writer
Walter Isaacson is the bestselling creator of biographies of Jennifer Doudna, Leonardo da Vinci, Steve Jobs, Benjamin Franklin, and Albert Einstein. He is a professor of records at Tulane and became CEO of the Aspen Institute, chair of CNN, and editor of Time. He was offered the country-wide Humanities Medal in 2023. Go to him at Isaacson.Tulane.Edu.

6.13 x 1.9 x 9.25 inches
6.13 x 1.9 x 9.25 inches
6.13 x 1.9 x 9.25 inches
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