Elon Musk: Biography of a Self-Made Visionary, Entrepreneur and Billionaire

Elon Musk: Biography of a Self-Made Visionary, Entrepreneur and Billionaire

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By: B Storm and Jason Lovett

Purchased At: $4.69 (10 used & new offers)

Here is a preview of what Elon Musk: Biography of a Self-Made Visionary, Entrepreneur, and Billionaire contains:

  • Who is Elon Musk: A Brief Overview
  • Elon Musk's Humble Beginnings
  • A comparison between Elon Musk & Tony Stark
  • Zip2 Corporation: Musk's First Company
  • X.com & PayPal: A New Way of Doing Business
  • SpaceX and the Journey to Mars
  • Tesla Motors: A New Breed of Electric Cars
  • SolarCity: The Potential of Solar-Powered Systems
  • Hyperloop: Going the Distance in Less Time
  • Getting Personal with Elon Musk Elon's Future
  • And much, much more!
This book by "B Storm" is a total ripoff, a slim self-printed book of 72 pages. It contains no authenticated information, no references, no quotes. This is one of those books from this new breed of ripoff "authors" who have been trained by shady "writing coaches" how to churn out tripe and make money selling "books" on Amazon.

- joy_scott

Elon Musk is one of my new favorites in the tech industry simply because he thinks beyond Internet services and really strives to break the innovation barrier. While it doesn't mention Elon's moonshot projects like the Hyperloop, it pretty much traces Elon's history, highlights his key humble moments and explains why he's such an inspiring innovator and visionary. Truly a remarkable man and this book highlights his greatness nicely. His Wikipedia entry highlights that too but the book is told is a more story fashion making it more engaging to read.

- giancarlo_alvarez

I am sorry to be critical, because I am a fan of Musk. But this “ booklet “ is disappointing. Factual content and timelines appear fine. No flow to the passages. Weak editing with typos, always a red flag.

- lillianna_bailey

This book is 72 pages long. It looks and reads like it was written as a research paper, with the idea afterward to publish it and try to make some money. It is written at a high school level. If you enjoy reading, do not buy this book. Wait for the real biography coming out in March. I was fooled.

- nixon_brooks

This is the single worst Biography I have ever had the displeasure of reading. I threw the book out around half way through as I felt referencing 'musk' without a capitalized M was the straw that broke the camels back. The whole thing felt like I could have Wikipedia searched Musk and returned a higher quality of result. Disgraceful that anyone could charge $10 for this "book".

- colten_gray

Great book. Very informative and lots of stuff and explosive details. Had fun reading this book. Recommend for everybody out there.

- april_evans

Good book.

- ruth_cook

My sister and I grew up with "electricity" as a common topic of discussion at home. Our father was an electrical engineer trained at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Copies of the magazine IEEE were always present on the coffee table. We moved to Houston in the late 1960s (when still in grade school), so our father could work on the first manned moon mission. Although we did not pursue careers in engineering, we came to appreciate it a great deal. I mention this because that background heightened my appreciation of, "Elon Musk: Biography of a Self-Made Visionary, Entrepreneur and Billionaire."

The book is a slim volume, and I can imagine it being read aloud to an appreciative audience eager to learn about the unique and stellar career of Elon Musk. The book is easier to absorb and understand than other more intense biographies with extensive footnotes. It is unpretentious and a very positive presentation about Elon and his life.

B Storm notes, "Some of Elon Musk's ideas were once only thought of as concepts in the world of science fiction, but with the right blend of determination, enthusiasm, and hard work, he was able to prove that his visions could become reality." Clearly, his entrepreneurial spirit and unquenchable drive to make the impossible possible set Elon Musk apart. Zip2, PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla Motors, SolarCity and Hyperloop are each thoughtfully discussed, as are Elon Musk's youth and personal experiences.

I was inspired when I read, "Musk's ventures all revolve around one theme, and that is to improve the world and change the way we live with the help of technological innovations. A lot of people are too focused on making money and creating a name for themselves, and while that is not entirely a bad thing, Musk's visions are more than that."

I can imagine this book being the basis for a documentary film. Something to consider, perhaps!

- claudia_lewis

I bought this book because I love Elon Musk. He is the inspiration to new generation of entrepreneurs just like Steve Jobs was before him. It was fascinating to read about how he moved from one project to another and made all of them successful against all the odds. And there was a time when he was close to bankruptcy. But the man didn’t give up. The only reason I am giving it four stars is because I think a biography needs to be much more detailed. This book is only about 80 pages long and while it tells you all the highlights of Elon Musk’s life, there is just not enough details about what was going on at the backend. It’s like a journalistic study of Elon Musk’s journey.

- sarah_morris

Book arrived without any problems. But I was a bit surprised the book was very thin. Poor cover design and written language. Found some misspelling. This little book, gives the reader a lot of facts, but does not present it in an interesting way. It tells a lot about what Elon Musk achieved and did in his career. But not really who and what kind of person he was. What made him the man he is today as we know him. Why does he do so many extraordinary things? What were his experience and how did his surroundings he grew up in, form his personality? Compared to Steve Jobs biography written by Walter Isaacson, this book shouldn't even be published in the first place, this bad...Good enough for Wikipedia though.

- elisabeth_howard

The book is best described as a pamphlet in size. The author has written this in the third person and has clearly only gathered information available on the net. The book constantly repeats the same stories and anecdotes and has no real depth, it reads like an essay someone has cone for school. I am a big fan of business autobiographies and this is by far the worst I have read.

- makenzie_myers

The book was okay, I was expecting to get a better insight on how EM does actually business, what's his strategy was through the years, how he approached investors (at least some advises at a high level), etc. It was also too short and I would have preferred to read all these online and not buy this book.

- aron_chavez

Waste of money. I suspect the rave reviews were written by the author's friends. Very short, badly written and just pinched off the internet

- jessie_cruz

The book is not a biography, just sentences and paragraphs about facts you can google yourself about Elon Musk. There is no consistency, but instead repetitions and badly written. The worse I have ever seen and not even signed by the author.

- mathew_gomez

Flawed printing and surprisingly slim. The lightweight format is matched by lightweight content. You get a better impression of the man in a typical magazine or newspaper profile. Arguably the book might serve as a quick introduction for people who do not know much about the subject, but fans of the subject will know it all already, for everyone else having a quick Google is significantly cheaper and doesn't take a day to arrive.

- kai_brown

Excellent short however details book - highly recommended to all.

- hanna_nguyen

This is what happens when you assume a bio of a famous enough person will be a good buy and don't read the you pay the same price as a standard book but you get the brochure! Waste of money. Like some kids school project charged at an extortionate fee!

- angie_green

This book is not very good. It is only 75 pages long and written in font size 16 (written by an amateur).
It gives you a very very brief overview of the things Elon has accomplished, most of the facts are common knowledge.
I would not recommend buying it.

- adeline_murphy

Bought this in error thinking it was the Ashlee Vance version that just came out .. Oh my god, its like a ten-year old writing a Wikipedia version entry . absolutely dreadful .. badly written, just awful, even the book production is appalling!

- jacoby_wood

The book is OK - it's a short story of Elon's early life and all his companies - Zip2, PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla and Solar City. Worth reading if you don't know a lot about him yet.

- evangeline_gutierrez

But was it sycophantic?
Even if it was, it is extremely stimulating and enjoyable - don't miss this time travel episode ,within your lifetime, because you might just pass it by !!!

- blakely_edwards

Very badly written. A child of 5 could do better. Simplistic, shallow, full of non-sequiturs. Don't waste your money.

- carl_clark

Very poorly written. Felt like a bad translation, although it apparently isn't one.. Did anyone proof read it?

- bishop_mendoza

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