Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

I’m currently catching up with the new (May 2015) unabridged audio book on Elon Musk, Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future. I’m four and a bit chapters in, and it’s a gripping and read/listen. The journalistic author Ashlee Vance is obviously working within certain constraints of basic tact and family sensitivities, but he’s handling the job very well so far. For instance, he’s even able to craft an interesting narrative out of Elon’s mid-1990s venture into a rather dull Yellow Pages -style business listings service.

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CONTENTS:

1. ELON’S WORLD
2. AFRICA
3. CANADA
4. ELON’S FIRST START-UP
5. PAYPAL MAFIA BOSS
6. MICE IN SPACE
7. ALL ELECTRIC
8. PAIN, SUFFERING, AND SURVIVAL
9. LIFTOFF
10. THE REVENGE OF THE ELECTRIC CAR
11. THE UNIFIED FIELD THEORY OF ELON MUSK
EPILOGUE

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