Love him or hate him, Elon Musk is aware of the right way to make headlines. A brand new biography on the controversial CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX examines what the was launched Tuesday by creator Walter Isaacson, and it’s now No. 3 on Amazon’s nonfiction charts in its first week.
Revealed by Simon & Schuster, the 688-page e-book explores the 52-year-old’s upbringing in South Africa by “charismatic fantasist” engineer father, Errol Musk, and dietician mom, Maye Musk, who now moonlights as a mannequin. (They divorced in 1979.) It’s 30 % off for its debut week, however those that want audiobooks can hearken to Isaacson’s Elon Musk at no cost with a brand new subscription to Audible.
As a baby, the long run billionaire “was commonly crushed by bullies. At some point a gaggle pushed him down some concrete steps and kicked him till his face was a swollen ball of flesh. He was within the hospital for per week. However the bodily scars had been minor in comparison with the emotional ones inflicted by his father [whose] influence on his psyche would linger.” (In an announcement to Enterprise Insider, the elder Musk disputed his son’s accounts.)
“[Elon Musk] developed into a troublesome but weak man-child, susceptible to abrupt Jekyll-and-Hyde temper swings, with an exceedingly excessive tolerance for danger, a yearning for drama, an epic sense of mission, and a maniacal depth that was callous and at occasions harmful,” per the e-book’s synopsis. “The result’s the revealing inside story, stuffed with superb tales of triumphs and turmoil, that addresses the query: are the demons that drive Musk additionally what it takes to drive innovation and progress?”
By 2022, Tesla had bought a million electrical vehicles and SpaceX launched 31 rockets into house.
Isaacson shadowed his topic for 2 years and attended his conferences, toured his firms’ factories and spent hours interviewing Musk and his household, buddies, colleagues and “adversaries.”
Elon Musk himself has admitted, “I must shift my mindset away from being in disaster mode, which it has been for about 14 years now, or arguably most of my life.”
For individuals who don’t have time to learn up on Musk’s life story, the audiobook model is offered at no cost on Audible with a brand new membership. The audiobook platform is free for the primary 30 days and members get to assert two free titles throughout their first month, then one month-to-month thereafter. Memberships embody limitless listening to pick audiobooks, Audible originals and podcasts; after the primary 30 days, the service is $15 monthly and you may cancel anytime.