ELON MUSK BY ASHLEE VANCE
Elon Musk is an iconic person nowadays. He is popular, famous, and rich. Some people think that he is a genius and he is great. Do I think so? No, never. Today, people treat other people according to their financial worth. Thus, even when the world’s dumbest person gets rich, people start attributing to him qualities that he doesn’t possess. Look at Kim Kardashian, Daniel Bregoli, Takeshi 69, etc. these people are representatives of the worst qualities a human being can have. Yet, people love them and they are popular. I don’t say that Elon Musk is dumb, but his financial wealth is the main cause of his popularity. ‘Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future’ by Ashlee Vance is a good book that will tell you a lot about Elon Musk.
At the beginning of the book, Ashlee Vance claims that she is one of the few lucky people who could get the audience of Elon Musk to write a book about him. Ok, we know that this guy is kinda important. No need to emphasize our attention to it. The book tells about Elon Musk’s childhood in South Africa. He was a nerd with mathematical talents. His father was an engineer, so Elon’s inclinations towards maths, physics, and engineering are inherited. There is nothing special in a person who excels in these subjects. The author mentions his university life in Canada, his move to the USA, the first entrepreneurial steps in Silicon Valey, and finally, these giant projects like SpaceX and Tesla.
I read this book in 2016. Did I like it? Nothing special in this book! First, I am not a fan of Elon Musk. I don’t understand all the hype surrounding this man. Yes, he is a billionaire. Not a big deal! This life is very short. It seems like you have to become a billionaire and the world will worship you. Yes, we respect rich people, but financial success is not everything. Nowadays, people are so sold out for money. They worship every rich person.
‘Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future’ by Ashlee Vance is a good biographic book. It tells a lot about Elon Musk, his childhood, professional activities, and his mind. If you are interested in Elon Musk and his business, then, this is the best biographic book you can find on the market. You will learn a lot about his life, family, school days, university time, his first business projects, etc. The book is written in a very readable and simplistic style. I recommend this book to fans of Elon Musk and to all people who are interested in this business icon.