Books Recommended by Elon Musk

books recommended by elon musk

Elon Musk has always been a fan of video games and reading about the history behind them makes for interesting reading. His recent book, Masters of Doom, focuses on two video game creators who changed popular culture by creating one of the biggest gaming franchises of all time. They are credited with creating the first games that were wildly successful. The book covers the creation of Doom and Quake, which became worldwide phenomena.

Richard Dawkins

“Elon Musk is an astute businessman and a staunch sceptic of organized religion.” – Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX. The author is also a renowned critic of Islam. Despite his criticism of organised religion, he is still widely respected. His tone ranges from creatively condescending to combative, but one thing remains constant: he decries “the foghorn of pseudoscience” that engulfs the mainstream scientific community. Nevertheless, Dawkins’ books are synonymous with debunking mysteries and promoting new technologies. Elon Musk has even supported work to divert asteroids and prevent dinosaurs.

Sam Harris

Elon Musk is a close friend of Sam Harris and recommends his book, “Lying to Get Rich.” This new book examines the role of truth and how lying can harm society. Musk has also recommended that you read this book, but I’m not sure I agree. It sounds like a book about conspiracy theories, but the facts suggest it might be true. But, what if Elon Musk is just being paranoid? It’s a good read nonetheless.

Howard Hughes

When you hear the name “Howard Hughes,” you might think of his late father. The aerospace contractor founded several companies that would change the world. In the early part of the twentieth century, Hughes was notorious for missing deadlines and frustrating federal bureaucracies. He was tasked with developing a spy plane, and after narrowly missing death in a crash test of the prototype in Beverly Hills, he was contracted to design and build a plane to shuttle supplies and troops. The eight-engine plywood H-4 Hercules he built became known as “the Spruce Goose.” At the time of Hughes’ death, the H-4 was worth $22.6 billion.

Lord of the Flies

Elon Musk has always been a big fan of science fiction. So he might recommend reading “An American Life,” a biography of Ben Franklin. Musk, who was born in South Africa, also admires Franklin, and this book is no exception. He also recommends “Catherine the Great,” a book about a Russian princess who becomes the most powerful woman in history. It contains a lot of humor and a vivid imagination. Elon Musk once admitted that he had an existential crisis at the age of 12 to 15 and had read Schopenhauer and Nietzsche. Then he discovered “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” which he credits with helping him find answers to his life’s many questions.

Das Kapital

Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently tweeted a quote from Marx’s Das Kapital. Musk did not intend to sum up the process of capitalist exploitation of the working class, but rather suggested that workers wanted something for free. That’s far from the intent of the tweet. Regardless, it makes a good read for any entrepreneur interested in capitalist economics. Below, Musk explains his reasoning. Read on to find out if Musk’s tweet is a sign that Tesla CEOs should read Das Kapital.

Stalin: Court of the Red Tsar

Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk is a voracious reader, and he has been known to suggest books in the science fiction and fantasy genres. Some of his other recommendations include books by Iain M Banks and Douglas Adams. However, he has stopped reading Stalin: Court of the Red Tsar, a biography of the Soviet dictator who ruled over the Soviet Union for nearly 30 years.

Walter Isaacson

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has recommended his latest biography to his followers: “The Innovator” by Walter Isaacson. Isaacson, who wrote a best-selling biography of Steve Jobs, is also a noted author of other biographies of famous people. In the past, he has written about the lives of many other world leaders, including Leonardo da Vinci, Albert Einstein, and Benjamin Franklin. However, he has not yet made a final decision on whether he will cooperate with Isaacson or not.

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