PLEASE NOTE: This is a key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book.
Start Publishing Notes’ Summary, Analysis, and Review of Ashlee Vance's Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future includes a summary of the book, review, analysis & key takeaways, and detailed “About the Author” section.
PREVIEW: Ashlee Vance's Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX and the Quest for a Fantastic Future is a biography of tech developer and entrepreneur Elon Musk. Musk is famous as the CEO of Tesla, which makes electric car, and SpaceX, a private rocket developer.
Musk was born in South Africa. His mother, Maye, was a model and his father, Errol, was an electrical engineer. Musk had a difficult childhood, and was often bullied in school. His parents divorced when he was nine and he and his brother, Kimbal, went to live with their father. Errol was a very unpleasant man, and treated the boys coldly and perhaps abusively. The trauma of his childhood may have affected Musk's need for validation, his obsessive work ethic, and his difficulty in communicating with others later in life.