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Elon Musk

How the Billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is shaping our Future

Paperback Engels 2016 9780753557525
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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 ...


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Ger Post 10 april 2017 Elon Musk voorspelde onlangs dat zijn bedrijf over vijf jaar een elektronisch weefsel heeft ontwikkeld dat geïmplementeerd kan worden in het brein. Is daarmee de symbiose van mens en machine een feit of wordt deze onderneming het volgende ‘brain wreck’?

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Ashlee Vance is een van de prominentste schrijvers over technologie van dit moment. Hij schreef over Silicon Valley en de technologiesector voor The New York Times. Nu werkt hij voor Bloomberg Business Week.

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