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About Ashlee Vance
Ashlee Vance is an award winning feature writer for Bloomberg Businessweek magazine. Vance is also the host of the "Hello World" TV show. Previously, he worked for The New York Times and The Register.
Vance was born in South Africa, grew up in Texas and attended Pomona College. He has spent more than a decade covering the technology industry from San Francisco and is a noted Silicon Valley historian.
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South African born Elon Musk is the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity. Musk wants to save our planet; he wants to send citizens into space, to form a colony on Mars; he wants to make money while doing these things; and he wants us all to know about it. He is the real-life inspiration for the Iron Man series of films starring Robert Downey Junior.
The personal tale of Musk’s life comes with all the trappings one associates with a great, drama-filled story. He was a freakishly bright kid who was bullied brutally at school, and abused by his father. In the midst of these rough conditions, and the violence of apartheid South Africa, Musk still thrived academically and attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he paid his own way through school by turning his house into a club and throwing massive parties.
He started a pair of huge dot-com successes, including PayPal, which eBay acquired for $1.5 billion in 2002. Musk was forced out as CEO and so began his lost years in which he decided to go it alone and baffled friends by investing his fortune in rockets and electric cars. Meanwhile Musk’s marriage disintegrated as his technological obsessions took over his life ...
Elon Musk is the Steve Jobs of the present and the future, and for the past twelve months, he has been shadowed by tech reporter, Ashlee Vance. Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of Spacex and Tesla is Shaping our Future is an important, exciting and intelligent account of the real-life Iron Man.
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मूलभूत लेखाजोखा आहे. इलॉन मस्कच्या आयुष्याची गाथा आणि त्याची विजिगीषू वृत्ती यांचे यथार्थ चित्रण हे पुस्तक करते.
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“Highly recommended for high school and ambitious middle school readers.” —School Library Journal
"A valuable addition to STEM-themed collections." —VOYA
An in-depth look into the extraordinary life of the world’s most important entrepreneur, Elon Musk. This middle grade book is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 6, especially during homeschooling. It’s a fun way to keep your child entertained and engaged while not in the classroom.
This fascinating and easily accessible paperback 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.
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The Real Silicon Valley
Some people say that Silicon Valley is a state of mind, but the cultural trends that drive us today were actually born in a very real place—the garages and back rooms of the cities between San Francisco and San Jose, California. Geek Silicon Valley delivers Silicon Valley history, taking us from success story to failed start-up and back again as we drive the roads from Menlo Park to Palo Alto, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, and Santa Clara.
Place by place, readers get the background info on all the addresses that count: Google, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Sun Microsystems, Oracle, Stanford University, NASA Ames, the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Santana Row, Genentech, and many more.
Journey through a circuitry of places and people—and the stories that created today’s high-tech lifestyle—with Geek Silicon Valley.
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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.
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Penguin Readers is an ELT graded reader series. Please note that the eBook edition does NOT include access to the audio edition and digital book. Written for learners of English as a foreign language, each title includes carefully adapted text, new illustrations and language learning exercises.
Titles include popular classics, exciting contemporary fiction, and thought-provoking non-fiction, introducing language learners to bestselling authors and compelling content.
The eight levels of Penguin Readers follow the Common European Framework of Reference for language learning (CEFR). Exercises at the back of each Reader help language learners to practise grammar, vocabulary, and key exam skills. Before, during and after-reading questions test readers' story comprehension and develop vocabulary.
Elon Musk, a Level 3 Reader, is A2 in the CEFR framework. The text is made up of sentences with up to three clauses, introducing first conditional, past continuous and present perfect simple for general experience. It is well supported by illustrations, which appear on most pages.
This book tells the story of Elon Musk, American businessman and multi-billionaire. Learn about his early years in South Africa and Canada, move to Silicon valley and his plans to travel to Mars.
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Biografia do mais excitante, imprevisível e ambicioso empresário da atualidade.
O meu nome é Fiasco. Timmy Fiasco. Tenho a certeza absoluta de que já leste os outros três livros sobre a minha vida. Mas, na remotahipótese de não os teres lido, tens de saber que eu sou o maior detetive do mundo. Estou a atravessar o país inteiro, de uma pontaa outra, a caminho de lado nenhum. Porque fui enganado. Bem, a verdade sobre esta situação altamente obscura não é importante. Não é. E tu também não tens de saber tudo. Basta que saibas que num mundo cada vez mais louco, onde até os bons são corrompidos, a verdade está prestes a ir pelo cano abaixo!
Få et unikt indblik i hverdagen og historien bag verdens vigtigste erhvervsleder, Elon Musk. Manden bag Tesla Motors. Erhvervslivets Iron Man.
Den utrolige beretning forestås af den erfarne teknologi-journalist Ashlee Vance. Bag firmaerne Tesla Motors, PayPal, SolarCity og SpaceX, står Elon Musk, hvilket gør ham til en af de mest driftige og mest succesfulde iværksættere i Silicon Valley. Bogen er skrevet med forfatterens eksklusive adgang til Elon Musk i utallige samtaler samt med hans familie og venner.
Elon Musk é o empreendedor mais ousado de nosso tempo. Uma mistura de Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Howard Hughes e Steve Jobs, ele é o homem por trás dos cobiçados esportivos elétricos da Tesla Motors, dos painéis e baterias de energia solar popularizados pela SolarCity e dos foguetes espaciais da SpaceX, construídos do zero com recursos privados e muito mais baratos que qualquer versão já lançada pelas agências governamentais. Entre as próximas metas de Musk está a colonização de Marte.
Nesse livro, o experiente jornalista de tecnologia Ashlee Vance apresenta um olhar inédito sobre a vida e as realizações inacreditáveis do homem mais audacioso do Vale do Silício. Fundamentado em mais de cinquenta horas de conversas com Musk e entrevistas com mais de trezentas pessoas ligadas a ele, Vance investiga em detalhes a trajetória muitas vezes instável e controversa das empresas de Musk e traça um retrato impressionante do personagem complexo que renovou a indústria com uma série de inovações de enorme impacto político e econômico, num vislumbre do que pode vir a ser o futuro encabeçado pelo progresso de seus negócios visionários.
Em uma época como a atual, em que a maioria das empresas prefere o lucro fácil ao risco de desenvolver tecnologias radicalmente novas, Musk se destaca como o único empresário com dinamismo e visão suficientes para comandar — e revolucionar — três indústrias ao mesmo tempo. Se ele é simplesmente um lunático ou a mente mais brilhante a ter posto os pés neste planeta, só o tempo dirá, mas sua biografia, hoje, já é parte relevante da história.
Dies ist die persönliche Geschichte hinter einem der größten Unternehmer seit Thomas Edison, Henry Ford oder Howard Hughes. Das Buch erzählt seinen kometenhaften Aufstieg von seiner Flucht aus Südafrika mit 17 Jahren bis heute. Elon Musk gilt als der »Real Iron Man« – in Anlehnung an einen der erfolgreichsten Comichelden der Welt. Es ist die gleichsam inspirierende, persönliche und spannende Geschichte eines der erfolgreichsten Querdenker der Welt. In einem Umfang wie noch kein Journalist zuvor hatte Ashlee Vance für diese Biografie exklusiven und direkten Zugang zu Elon Musk, seinem familiären Umfeld und persönlichen Freunden.
Mit 16 Seiten exklusiven und persönlichen Bildern aus Elon Musks persönlichem Fotoalbum.