"Read Like Elon Musk"

Written By: Isa Gonzalez Montilla 

South African native, Elon Musk, is an industrial engineer and entrepreneur who founded aerospace transportation services company SpaceX and co-founded Paypal. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of the well known electric car company Tesla. His insightful knowledge and brilliance was catered through some of these books that Musk has recommended for his followers to read. Get ready and dive into these 11 books Musk raves over.

 

Books:

 1. Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future By: Peter Thiel  

2. Steve Jobs By: Walter Isaacson 

3. Dune By: Frank Herbert 1965

4. Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence By: Max Tegmark

5. Surface Detail By: Iain M. Banks 

6. Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies By: Nick Bostrom 

7. Waiting for Godot By: Samuel Beckett 1953

8. The Machine Stops By: EM. Forster 1909

9. Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Climate Change By: Naomi Oreskes & Erik M. Conway 

10. The Wealth of Nations By: Adam Smith 1776

11. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

12. Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacson

13. Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel

14. Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies by Nick Bostrom

15. Ignition!: An informal history of liquid rocket propellants by John D. Clark

 

Bonus:

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

 

Elon Musk in front of Books

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Sources:

https://interestingengineering.com/11-book-recommendations-from-elon-musks-reading-list

https://fs.blog/2014/11/elon-musk-book-recommendations/ 

 

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