Sunday, July 19, 2015

Book Review : Elon Musk - Tesla, SpaceX and the Quest for a Fantastic future

This book gives you a glimpse into the man and the machines and companies he has built and the trials you'll face as an enterprenuer. While reading you'll experience occasional bursts of laughter. This is quite an interesting read.

This is the second biography I've bought and read ( the first was of Robert Oppenheimer, one of the principal architects of the Manhattan Project )

Elon Musk was born in South Africa and moved to Canada when he was 17 to attend college. He eventually transferred to the University of Pennsylvania to continue his studies.

I just keep wondering, assuming he wasn't able to make it to the US. The companies he founded and is/was involved with at a high level -  Paypal, SolarCity, Tesla, SpaceX which collectively employ tens of thousands of people may never have happened. I guess we'll never know.

This guy is transforming three multi - billion dollar industries and their derivatives at the same time. Truly a modern day Renaissance man.

Just imagine.. in our lifetimes (in 20 or 30 years or maybe even less), humans will have boots on the ground in Mars and Elon Musk is leading the vanguard here.

On a recent visit to the Tesla Factory in Fremont, he seems to be owning the whole Iron Man / Tony Stark comparison .