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Elon Musk: Moving the World One Technology at a Time

Billionaire Visionaries, Book 2
Narrated by: Kevin Kollins
Series: Billionaire Visionaries, Book 2
Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
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Summary

Put aside what you read on the web about Elon Musk. There is a significant amount more to him than just his genius and his accomplishments. This book lays out the life that he had before arriving in the United States and looks at the boy inside who set a path for himself and literally went through the fires of hell before getting the opportunities that he wished for. He did not fall into wealth and he did not work his way up the corporate ladder, Elon made every bit of his life that you see today. 

Some of the stories that you find in this book will shock you and change the way you look at your own challenges. From arriving in a new country with just a few bucks and not knowing anyone, to working on farms and cleaning up after barn animals, to working in the fires of a toxic furnace, Elon Musk is an inspiration for a generation because he represents many of the values that define today's Millennials and the Generation X folks. 

From PayPal to Tesla to SpaceX, the driving force that built these icons of the imagination was the desire to make the world a better place for everyone; it was never about the money. This book gives you a deeper look and analysis of a man that defies the traditional mold of industrialist, entrepreneur, and achiever.

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seems speculative

Okay but a lot of the info on the psychology of Elon seems very speculative. The author's understanding of psychology seems quite poor. For example it says many times that Elon has a photographic memory. There are articles in Psychology Today and Scientific America saying there is no such thing.

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Elon Musk is one great Innovator

How Elon Musk is and will continue to change our world is amazing. I love how he makes everyone work smarter and harder to make the world better.

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Great value

I think the author is bias towards Elon but I think it is hard not to be when you find out how Elon is revolutionizing several industries. Not too many people can walk the talk like he can.

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powerful - what a visionary!

Eye opening... when you learn about uber rich people ... some give back, others don't. Bill Gates gives back to the world, Elon Musk would risk everything to give forward... unique kinda crazy man. interesting read. Why hasn't Bezo's given back ... ??

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Admiration and appreciation.

Before retirement I was a project engineer on many projects. I have the greatest respect for and appreciation for and admiration for Elon Musk. I know superior talent when I see it. I wish him luck. I probably will not live to see it, but i see "why"" Mars and hope he makes it..

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Fantastic Biography

Elon's life is better than fiction. I don't think anyone could imagine a more interesting family or leading character. The things he is imagining and producing are also way beyond what most of us could imagine. The book is well researched and well written. I thoroughly enjoyed listening this book.

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The best book I've listen on Elon Musk

Anyone who likes biographies will enjoy this visionary’s story! Well written and listens like a novel in parts. Gives interesting perspective on how Tech ventures out of Silicon Valley come to being.

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Tell me more!

This was a very inspiring. I wish I could go back to my days after I got my engineering degree and start my life over working on some of Musk's awesome projects. The book had a nice balance of Musk's story and technology teasers. I couldn't help researching Musk's companies to learn how they had progressed since the book went to press.

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Must listen

This is a must listen for anyone interested in Musk and also for people who want to make a difference. Very well written and documented, it is a balanced view of the person and visionary who is Elon Musk.

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I really enjoyed

So many stories all wrapped up in just one man's life. Elon is brilliant yet he has struggles because of that. JR MacGregor did a wonderful job telling Elon's story. I can't wait to see what else Elon accomplishes.

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  • J. Murk
  • 20-06-19

20% facts, rest commentary/ preaching / repetition

This is not a biography. After listening to this book I can hardly recall what I’ve learned about Musk. I found it particularly annoying that the flow of the story is constantly interrupted by the comments / reflections from the author. Perhaps this books works as a motivational, but not to get to learn about Musk.

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  • Robert M. Robinette
  • 31-08-18

Well done Author

Well done Author. I am impressed by what Elon did and does. The story touched my heart. It makes me a huge fan of Elon.

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  • Cedric P. Pelchat
  • 31-08-18

Highly recommended

Highly recommend this book to anyone who needs to be reminded of what it takes sometimes.

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  • Clarence E. Butler
  • 27-08-18

Elon is not afraid to think boldly.

I love this book. It's like an adventure story. .Elon is not afraid to think differently.He is bold, creative and won't let anything stop him from achieving his goals. Excellent writing. It is a must listen. (Also is bringing great jobs to the US, and he wasn't here.) Thanks Elon for making the US your home. We need more people like him.

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  • Rose W. Smith
  • 27-08-18

Inspirational

This book inspired me to work harder and smarter. Elon had a vision for what he wanted in life. It wasn't about money or success; it was about making his dreams come true. He grew up being bullied and he was use to the doubters and haters. He believed in himself and believed in his vision.

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  • Lees Summit
  • 21-08-18

Best book on Elon Musk to date

Although it is almost outdated as far as the technology goes, this book serves as the definitive biography of Elon Musk in what will likely become known as the early years.

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  • Floyd Rose
  • 21-08-18

Worth listening

This book made me fall in awe and love for this man. It was not a cheesy book, singing his praises, nor was it a critical book set out to tear apart Elon. It was candid and well written. Made me understand just what it takes to be a man like Musk. Named some very important people in the industry. I highly recommend it.

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  • Alexander Hardin
  • 19-08-18

Great Insight

It was great insight of a man who has always followed his dream for space, electric car, and green energy. He is transforming the landscape. He takes huge risks when everyone doubts him and he finds a way to make it work. I give five stars because of what it takes to build three companies to what they are today.

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  • Jamie Olson
  • 19-08-18

Great listen

A very good insight into Elon's world. I find the book riveting, though a bit schizophrenic in pace at times. Prior to reading the book, I know nothing about he man other than from brief new clips. Always thought of him as some way to the left activist type. I've gained much respect for his vision and understand him better as a person. A very good book.

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  • Avery Summers
  • 19-08-18

Fascinating listen about a fascinating man

Elon Musk may not be the kind of person you'd like to work for, but he is someone who's going to change the world.