May 30, 2024
Walter Isaacson Announces New Elon Musk Biography

Walter Isaacson Announces New Elon Musk Biography

Posted May 19, 2023 at 10:38pm by iClarified
Walter Isaacson, the author behind the popular Steve Jobs biography, has written a new biography about Elon Musk.

Currently the second richest person in the world, Musk is also the Founder, CEO and chief engineer of SpaceX; CEO and product architect of Tesla; Owner and CEO of Twitter; President of the Musk Foundation; Founder of the Boring Company, X Corp. and X.AI; and Co-founder of Neuralink, OpenAI, Zip2 and (part of PayPal).

Isaacson shadowed Musk for two years, gathering information from interviews with him, as well as, his family, friends, coworkers, and adversaries. The book is 688 pages and is published by Simon & Schuster.

Walter Isaacson Announces New Elon Musk Biography

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From the author of Steve Jobs and other bestselling biographies, this is the astonishingly intimate story of the most fascinating and controversial innovator of our era—a rule-breaking visionary who helped to lead the world into the era of electric vehicles, private space exploration, and artificial intelligence. Oh, and took over Twitter.

When Elon Musk was a kid in South Africa, he was regularly beaten by bullies. One day a group pushed him down some concrete steps and kicked him until his face was a swollen ball of flesh. He was in the hospital for a week. But the physical scars were minor compared to the emotional ones inflicted by his father, an engineer, rogue, and charismatic fantasist.

His father's impact on his psyche would linger. He developed into a tough yet vulnerable man-child, prone to abrupt Jekyll-and-Hyde mood swings, with an exceedingly high tolerance for risk, a craving for drama, an epic sense of mission, and a maniacal intensity that was callous and at times destructive.

At the beginning of 2022—after a year marked by SpaceX launching thirty-one rockets into orbit, Tesla selling a million cars, and him becoming the richest man on earth—Musk spoke ruefully about his compulsion to stir up dramas. "I need to shift my mindset away from being in crisis mode, which it has been for about fourteen years now, or arguably most of my life," he said.

It was a wistful comment, not a New Year's resolution. Even as he said it, he was secretly buying up shares of Twitter, the world's ultimate playground. Over the years, whenever he was in a dark place, his mind went back to being bullied on the playground. Now he had the chance to own the playground.

For two years, Isaacson shadowed Musk, attended his meetings, walked his factories with him, and spent hours interviewing him, his family, friends, coworkers, and adversaries. The result is the revealing inside story, filled with amazing tales of triumphs and turmoil, that addresses the question: are the demons that drive Musk also what it takes to drive innovation and progress?

You can pre-order the Elon Musk biography from the link below as a hardcover, Kindle edition, Audiobook, or Audio CD.

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