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The Resource Power play : Tesla, Elon Musk, and the bet of the century, Tim Higgins

Power play : Tesla, Elon Musk, and the bet of the century, Tim Higgins

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Power play : Tesla, Elon Musk, and the bet of the century
Title
Power play
Title remainder
Tesla, Elon Musk, and the bet of the century
Statement of responsibility
Tim Higgins
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Inside the outrageous, come-from-behind story of Elon Musk and Tesla's bid to build the perfect car Elon Musk is among the most controversial titans of Silicon Valley. To some he's a genius and a visionary; to others he's a mercurial con artist. Billions of dollars have been gained and lost on his tweets; his personal exploits are the stuff of tabloids. But for all his outrageous talk of mind-uploading and space travel, his most audacious vision is the one closest to the ground: the electric car. When Tesla was founded in the mid 2000s, electric cars were novelties, trotted out and thrown on the scrapheap by carmakers for more than a century. But where most onlookers saw only failure, a small band of Silicon Valley engineers and entrepreneurs saw potential. The gas-guzzling car was in need of disruption; the world was ready for Car 2.0. So they pitted themselves against the biggest, fiercest business rivals in the world, setting out to make a car that was faster, sexier, smoother, cleaner than the competition. But as the saying goes, to make a small fortune in cars, start with a big fortune. Tesla would undergo a truly hellish fifteen years, beset by rivals, pressured by creditors, hobbled by whistleblowers, buoyed by its loyal supporters. Musk himself would often prove Tesla's worst enemy--his antics more than once took the company he had funded largely with his own money to the brink of collapse. Was he an underdog, an antihero, a conman, or some combination of the three? Wall Street Journal tech and auto reporter Tim Higgins had a front-row seat for the drama: the pileups, wrestling for control, meltdowns, and the unlikeliest outcome of all: success. A story of power, recklessness, struggle, and triumph, Power Play is an exhilarating look at how a team of eccentrics and innovators beat the odds--and changed the future"--
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Higgins, Tim
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Musk, Elon
  • Tesla Motors
  • Electric vehicle industry
  • Alternative fuel vehicle industry
  • Automobile industry and trade
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Science & Technology
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Entrepreneurship
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Automobile Industry
  • Musk, Elon
  • Tesla Motors
  • Alternative fuel vehicle industry
  • Automobile industry and trade
  • Electric vehicle industry
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Power play : Tesla, Elon Musk, and the bet of the century, Tim Higgins
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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Contents
Prologue: The beginning -- A really expensive car. This time could be different ; The ghost of EV1 ; Playing with fire ; A not-so-secret plan ; Mr. Tesla ; The man in black ; White whale ; Eating glass -- The best car. Special forces ; New friends & old enemies ; Road show ; Just like Apple ; $50 a share ; Ultra hardcore ; One dollar ; A giant returns ; Into the heart of Texas -- A car for everybody. Giga ; Going global ; Barbarians at the garage ; Labor pains ; Close to S-E-X ; Changing course ; Elon's inferno ; Sabotage ; Twitter hurricanes ; The big wave ; Red tidings -- Epilogue
Control code
1204343032
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 377 pages
Isbn
9780385545457
Lccn
2020048532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1204343032
Label
Power play : Tesla, Elon Musk, and the bet of the century, Tim Higgins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The beginning -- A really expensive car. This time could be different ; The ghost of EV1 ; Playing with fire ; A not-so-secret plan ; Mr. Tesla ; The man in black ; White whale ; Eating glass -- The best car. Special forces ; New friends & old enemies ; Road show ; Just like Apple ; $50 a share ; Ultra hardcore ; One dollar ; A giant returns ; Into the heart of Texas -- A car for everybody. Giga ; Going global ; Barbarians at the garage ; Labor pains ; Close to S-E-X ; Changing course ; Elon's inferno ; Sabotage ; Twitter hurricanes ; The big wave ; Red tidings -- Epilogue
Control code
1204343032
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 377 pages
Isbn
9780385545457
Lccn
2020048532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1204343032

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