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Elon Musk

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When Elon Musk was a kid in South Africa, he was regularly beaten by bullies. One day a group pushed him down some concrete steps and kicked him until his face was a swollen ball of flesh. He was in the hospital for a week. But the physical scars were minor compared to the emotional ones inflicted by his father, an engineer, rogue, and charismatic fantasist. His father’s impact on his psyche would linger. He developed into a tough yet vulnerable man-child, prone to abrupt Jekyll-and-Hyde mood swings, with an exceedingly high tolerance for risk, a craving for drama, an epic sense of mission, and a maniacal intensity that was callous and at times destructive. At the beginning of 2022—after a year marked by SpaceX launching thirty-one rockets into orbit, Tesla selling a million cars, and him becoming the richest man on earth—Musk spoke ruefully about his compulsion to stir up dramas. “I need to shift my mindset away from being in crisis mode, which it has been for about fourteen years now, or arguably most of my life,” he said. It was a wistful comment, not a New Year’s resolution. Even as he said it, he was secretly buying up shares of Twitter, the world’s ultimate playground. Over the years, whenever he was in a dark place, his mind went back to being bullied on the playground. Now he had the chance to own the playground. For two years, Isaacson shadowed Musk, attended his meetings, walked his factories with him, and spent hours interviewing him, his family, friends, coworkers, and adversaries. The result is the revealing inside story, filled with amazing tales of triumphs and turmoil, that addresses the question: are the demons that drive Musk also what it takes to drive innovation and progress?

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Avon Free Library 338.092 MUS (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52113300592464
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Bloomfield Public Library B Musk (Text)
Adult New Materials
52133300191620
Checked out
10/19/2023
Geneva Public Library BIO MUSK (Text)
Second Floor New Items
52118301224363
Checked out
10/11/2023
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Lima Public Library BIO MUSK (Text)
Adult Biography
32139002069803
Checked out
10/17/2023
Livonia Public Library BIO MUSK (Text)
Adult New
52140300662732
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Lyons Public Library 920 Isaacson, W. (Elon Musk) (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52141300649844
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10/13/2023
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Macedon Public Library BIO MUSK (Text)
Adult New Nonfiction
52121300795920
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Palmyra Community Library 92 MUSK (Text)
Adult New Nonfiction
52127300495486
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Red Jacket Community Library B MUS (Text)
New Adult Biography
RJP0108287
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Sodus Community Library BIO MUSK (Text)
Adult Biographies
52148300595265
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