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Books led Elon Musk to the Billionaire Path



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Books you should read to understand how Elon Musk thinks and is able to create exemplary solutions to solve problems. 

Only a few of twentieth-century scientists, entrepreneurs, and manufacturers can claim to have a career as brazenly audacious as that of Elon Musk. For most people, changing the world of commerce and payments as co-founder and chairman of PayPal in 1999 would be enough to last them a lifetime. But Elon Musk has continued to follow his passion for global solutions to commercial, environmental, and scientific issues ever since. Tesla, where he is CEO and head of product design, may be the most well-known work of his career.

1. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

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Below response on the book by Elon Musk during an interview. 

Elon Musk: I guess when I was around 12 or 15 … I had an existential crisis, and I was reading various books on trying to figure out the meaning of life and what does it all mean? It all seemed quite meaningless and then we happened to have some books by Nietzsche and Schopenhauer in the house, which you should not read at age 14 (laughter). It is bad, it’s really negative. So then I read Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy which is quite positive I think and it highlighted an important point which is that a lot of times the question is harder than the answer. And if you can properly phrase the question, then the answer is the easy part. So, to the degree that we can better understand the universe, then we can better know what questions to ask. Then whatever the question is that most approximates: what’s the meaning of life? That’s the question we can ultimately get closer to understanding. And so I thought to the degree that we can expand the scope and scale of consciousness and knowledge, then that would be a good thing.”

2.Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies

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 “Worth reading Superintelligence by Bostrom. We need to be super careful with AI. Potentially more dangerous than nukes.” Tweeted by Musk. 

3. Einstein: His Life and Universe

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4.Benjamin Franklin: An American Life 

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“Musk has repeatedly described Benjamin Franklin, one of the Founding Fathers and an accomplished inventor, as one of his heroes.” – Business Insider
Credits: Amazon, Business Insider, Goodreads. 

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