Elon Musk is an inspirational role model for young entrepreneurs, breaking boundaries and revolutionising the tech-world. He is also the real-life inspiration for the Iron Man series of films, starring Robert Downey Junior. From his humble beginnings in apartheid South Africa, he showed himself to be an exceptionally bright child, and overcame brutal bullying to become the world’s most exciting entrepreneur, founding PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla and Solar City. He has emerged as something of a superhero-like figure for today’s generation of children. He’s not only seen as an entrepreneur in the spirit of a Steve Jobs but as an inventor and bold thinker. He’s the guy offering children the possibility of a brighter, more exciting future and has come to symbolize innovation and optimism.
An in-depth look into the extraordinary life of the world’s most important entrepreneur, Elon Musk This fascinating and easily accessible young readers’ adaptation of Ashlee Vance’s New York Times bestselling Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future features black-and-white photographs throughout and an epilogue. The version for adults has been praised as “riveting” (The Financial Times), “spirited” (The Wall Street Journal), and “masterful” (Vice). Now younger readers can read about this innovative leader who is revolutionizing three industries at once: space, automotive, and energy. There are few people in history who could match Elon Musk’s relentless drive and vision. A modern combination of famous inventors and industrialists like Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and Steve Jobs, Elon is the man behind companies such as SpaceX, Tesla Motors, SolarCity, and PayPal that are transforming the way we live. Written with exclusive access to Elon, his family, and his friends, this book traces Elon’s journey from a kid in South Africa to a young man in the United States, his dramatic technical inventions, and his world-changing companies. Elon has sparked new levels of innovation in the world, and this book gives young readers a detailed but fast-paced look at his story. A Junior Library Guild Selection!
Today's teens know all about technological marvels such as Apple, Google, and Facebook. But how much do they know about people behind these life-altering technologies? The biography Technology Titans introduces readers to the creators themselves, to the people and events that influenced their lives, and to the achievements that have brought them both acclaim and criticism. All books in the series include timelines, fully documented quotes, and full-color photographs. Book jacket.
A riveting and beautifully designed YA biography that shows how a once-bullied school boy became an iconic visionary who the New York Times described as "arguably the most important and successful entrepreneur in the world." Elon Musk is the visionary behind SpaceX and CEO of the electric car company Tesla. He is working on unique and daring improvements to both public transit and solar energy. And then, there's his highly-publicized plans for colonizing Mars... But behind the mind-blowing headlines and legendary drive is the story of a bullied and beaten school boy, who through creativity and determination decided to rewrite his story and find his own way to make the world a better place. And to do so with a sense of fun and style. From hosting raves to pay for college to re-writing the rules on space travel, Elon Musk has always gone his own way. And now, award-winning investigative journalist, Anna Crowley Redding takes readers on a well-researched trip through Elon's life and accomplishments.
Elon Musk, the South African–born entrepreneur who made his first fortune with Internet companies such as PayPal, has risen to global prominence as the visionary CEO of both Tesla Motors and SpaceX, two companies with self-proclaimed missions to improve life as we know it and better secure the future of humanity. For the first time, the most insightful, thought-provoking, and revealing quotes from this entrepreneurial engineer have been compiled into a single book. Rocket Man: Elon Musk In His Own Words is a comprehensive guide to the inner workings of the man dubbed "the real Tony Stark." Hundreds of his best quotes, comprising thoughts on business, clean energy, innovation, engineering, technology, space, electric vehicles, entrepreneurship, life lessons, and more, provide an intimate and direct look into Silicon Valley's most ambitious industrialist. Even with no prior experience in the complex, ultra-high-barrier-of-entry automotive and space industries, Musk has excelled. Tesla, the first successful American car startup in more than 90 years, received more than 325,000 reservations for its economical Model 3 in a single week—advancing the company’s cause to “accelerate the advent of sustainable transport” via affordable, reliable electric vehicles. SpaceX, the first private company to launch, orbit, and recover a rocket and dock at the International Space Station, has drastically reduced the cost of launching and manufacturing reusable spacecraft, which the company sees as the first step toward its "ultimate goal" of making life multiplanetary. In the words of Richard Branson, "Whatever skeptics have said can’t be done, Elon has gone out and made real." How could a young man who at one time seemed like "just" another Internet entrepreneur have gone on to build two highly disruptive companies and innovate technologies related to everything from electric batteries to rocket manufacturing? There's no better way to learn than through his own words. This book curates Musk quotes from interviews, public appearances, online postings, company blogs, press releases, and more. What emerges is a 'word portrait' of the man whose companies' swift rise to the top will undoubtedly keep their status-quo competitors scrambling to keep up.
At age ten, Elon Musk taught himself to write computer code. Two years later, he used that code to write and sell a video game to a magazine. What does a young entrepreneur like that do when he grows up? Musk went on to be one of the wealthiest investors and business people in the world. This engaging book describes Musk's childhood growing up in South Africa and his moves to Canada and the United States as a young adult. Full-color photographs and direct quotes from Musk himself accompany this intriguing look at the founder of Tesla and SpaceX.
Just imagine what it would be like travel in a rocket ship to space, live on Mars with other human beings or take a thrilling ride in a flying car...Champions of the Future gives young children (ages 8-12) an adventurous glimpse into what the future holds by following the lives of two childhood friends, Jack and Vega. Written as a fictional piece of literature, this 'space-age' children's book is also based on some of the most innovative accomplishments of Elon Musk- a 21st century entrepreneurial pioneer who truly dares to dream the big dreams. The story was designed to entertain, encourage and inspire young children... because anything is possible when you use your imagination!
Inspired by NASA, Elon Musk's SpaceX program, Elton John and some of the author's favorite books growing up (including Me and My Flying Machine, The Story of Ferdinand and The Big Orange Splot), Rocket Dog is - on its surface - a lighthearted and inspiring story about space exploration and the friendship between a red bull terrier named Stella and a white bull terrier named Carlos. But the book also touches on deeper issues, including the exploitation of animals for scientific discovery, the complexities of relationships and the conflict that many young children face as they try to figure out where they belong in the world. Rocket Dog allows children to use their imaginations and experience the wonders (and terrors) of space exploration though the eyes of a dog. The story communicates the importance of friendship and encourages children to believe in themselves and always shoot for the stars.