Everybody wants to know Mark Zuckerberg. Young people adore very inch of this intelligent fellow. Girls would die for an hour with him (Sorry, Pricilla). Everyone -- just everyone wants a piece of him. Well, after all, the world is swarmed by1.5 billion Digital Natives and Immigrants who make use of Facebook, the company he founded inside his cramped dorm-size room.
Then here comes Elon Reeve Musk climbing up the ladder of the most influential and successful people to date. His name is already permanently imprinted on Forbes Magazine. Not only does he juggle leading and running today's biggest companies (note: plural form), but this guy is literally going for the moon--err, Mars, actually. Mr. Musk does not aim to conquer the world with his brilliance, ingenuity, and enormous confidence in human capabilities, but he is aiming to conquer the universe.
To say that this man dares to push the envelope of the human knowledge is an understatement. Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, the sole governing body for the ultimate aerospace records, has awarded Musk with FAI Gold Space Medal. This is the same awarded that Astronaut Neil Armstrong. To know the reason behind this award, you simply have to flip one chapter after the other.
This book illustrates how Elon Musk is thriving to satisfy everyone's futuristic fancies. This is not to hail him as the best man who ever worked on the face of the earth, but to prove his authenticity as a genius and as a man of vision.
Table of Contents WHY YOU SHOULD READ THIS BOOK2 THE MAKING OF ELON MUSK:7 THE EARLY DAYS - CHILDHOOD, FAMILY, AND EDUCATION7 Elon the Introvert8 Elon's Educational Background10 THE HEARTACHES OF THE YOUNG ELON10 Elon's Pain Became a Family Affair11 Elon's Pain Inspired his Plot to Escape12 ELON MUSK AND HIS MATTERS OF THE HEART13 LIFE-CHANGING CAREER OF ELON MUSK:16 A QUICK LOOK AT COOL TWISTS AND TURNS OF ELON MUSK'S CAREER16 SPACEX: THE BEGINNING, THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS, THE GOALS19 SpaceX and its Milestones21 Contract with NASA: The Flight of the Dragon21 Meet Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy22 Falcon 922 Falcon Heavy23 Elon Musk's Goal: Achieve REUSABILITY for humanity24 SpaceX Funding Sources24 TESLA MOTORS:26 TESLA NOW AT A GLANCE26 MANUFACTURING PLANTS29 TESLA THEN: A STORY OF COLLECTIBLE CARDS, FRIENDSHIP, AND COLLISION BEFORE COLLABORATION31 Meeting Elon Musk for the First time33 Timing was Everything!34 Roadster's Launch: Checkbook, Cocktails, and Characters36 Musk vs Eberhard: The Collision of the Two Giants37 The Elon Musk Era Unfolds38 SOLARCITY:40 SOLARCITY IN A NUTSHELL40 What Makes SolarCity Different?42 The SolarStrong Project43 SolarCity and the SMBs43 ELON’S FORMULA FOR CLEAN ENERGY: SOLAR CITY PLUS TESLA BATTERY45 SolarCity and its Aim to Go Global46 HYPERLOOP:48 HYPERLOOP AND ITS 3 P’s: PRINCIPLE, PURPOSE, AND PREPARATION48 The Science Behind the Hyperloop51 The Hyperloop’s Alpha Paper51 The Latest on the Hyperloop Project53 Elon Musk: Break a Pod!54 THE FUTURE OF ELON MUSK56 ELON MUSK: CULTIVATING HIS FUTURE ALONGSIDE A FUTURE FOR THE HUMANITY56 On Battling with Climate Change58 On strengthening transport sustainability58 On the continuous flourish of Artificial Intelligence58 The Future of Mr. Musk is Our Future59 PERSONAL LIFE61 Philanthropy62 Marriages63 TECHNOLOGICAL CONTROVERSIES AND LAWSUITS65 Controversy on Subsidies67 Controversy on Self-Driving Cars68 Marketing of Electric Vehicles70 People’s Rating of Musk72 THE FACTORIES AND AWARDS75 Musk the Boss78 Awards and Recognition81 Tesla Rolls Out Better EV Batteries, 'Ludicrous Mode'84 Tesla Model S Digital Weaknesses to Be Exposed By Hackers87 Tesla Motors’ Home Battery Pack89 Elon Musk just announced 'Ludicrous Mode' for the Tesla Model S89 SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION:92 UNIQUE PATH TO SUCCESS92 75 Inspirational Elon Musk's Quotes