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PBK Book Club Discussion: Elon Musk

January 19, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join members of Boston PBK for a book discussion at Bourbon Coffee, 1815 Massachusetts Avenue, Porter Square, Cambridge, scheduled for the evening of Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 at 7:30 PM. The coffee shop is located about 1 block towards Harvard Square from the Porter Square Redline T-stop. There is parking in the shopping center lot nearby. Offering house-made and locally-baked goods, there are many separate areas for groups to meet and converse. See their webpage at <href=”#cafe-1″>http://bourboncoffeeusa.com/cafes/#cafe-1 . The telephone number is 617.868.6500.

Guests of participants are welcome and please come even if you haven’t finished (or even started!) the book.

The discussion will be on the book:

“Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future” by Ashlee Vance

A veteran technology journalist provides the first inside look into the extraordinary life and times of Silicon Valley’s most audacious entrepreneur. Written with exclusive access to Musk, his family and friends, the book traces the entrepreneur’s journey from a rough upbringing in South Africa to the pinnacle of the global business world. Vance spent more than 30 hours in conversation with Musk and interviewed close to 300 people to tell the tumultuous stories of Musk’s world-changing companies: PayPal, Tesla Motors, SpaceX and SolarCity, and to characterize a man who has renewed American industry and sparked new levels of innovation while making plenty of enemies along the way.

Vance uses Musk’s story to explore one of the pressing questions of our time: can the nation of inventors and creators which led the modern world for a century still compete in an age of fierce global competition? He argues that Musk–one of the most unusual and striking figures in American business history–is a contemporary amalgam of legendary inventors and industrialists like Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Howard Hughes, and Steve Jobs. More than any other entrepreneur today, Musk has dedicated his energies and his own vast fortune to inventing a future that is as rich and far-reaching as the visionaries of the golden age of science-fiction fantasy.

We look forward to a lively discussion with this highly recommended author and book as a starting place.

Please RSVP to thomas@pbkboston.org or to tlaage@hotmail.com.

Details

Date:
January 19, 2016
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Thomas Laage
Email:
thomas@pbkboston.org

Venue

Bourbon Coffee
1815 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA United States
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Phone:
617.868.6500
Website:
http://bourboncoffeeusa.com/cafes/#cafe-1 .