Elon Musk is one of the greatest entrepreneurs of our generation. While most entrepreneurs have one very successful startup which defines them, Elon is behind companies like Paypal, Tesla, SpaceX, and SolarCity. The latter three are the companies which he’s working on right now. Their common thread is that they’re attacking fields like sustainable energy and life beyond Earth which will have a big impact on the future of humanity.
I don’t know how Elon does it, and we’re unlikely to develop the tools to understand the inner workings of his mind during our lifetime. So reading his upcoming biography, Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future is our best bet. The book comes out on the 19th of May.
I usually order books after reading their reviews. Since Elon’s biography isn’t available yet, it doesn’t have any reviews. But I decided to make an exception and order the book anyways. I think it will hold valuable lessons for aspiring entrepreneurs, investors looking to understand the combination of innate character traits and experiences that produce great entrepreneurs, and anyone looking to get a glimpse into our future.