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Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance

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Outlines some of the challenges that Elon Musk faced to become the success he is today.  In school he was considered an odd ball, he realised that banking was behind so made an audacious goal of setting up electronic money transfers that are more accessible to the public.  With this he eventually made a lot of money from Paypal.

Unlike others who acquired a lot of wealth, he then continued to take risks with his money and developing Tesla and SpaceX.  Although now these are successful companies both were on the brink of bankruptcy.   The book suggests Elon was very difficult to work for if you didn’t click with his personality, not suffering fools lightly, being quick to fire people and being rather unwelcoming when meeting people.  However, he was determined by working toward his vision, many hours each day, being a fast, dedicated learner and showed great commitment to achieve his goals. 

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