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Monthly BIG Ideas Exchange: Elon Musk

Friday, Jun 14 2019 8:30AM to 11:00AM

Will Leger
TechWorks Gaston 52A Ervin St Belmont, NC 28012

Monthly BIG Ideas Exchange: Elon Musk

Friday, June 14, 2019

Location: TechWorks

52A Ervin St, Belmont, NC 28012

Parking: Free Parking all around the building

8:30 am to 9:00 am Continental breakfast and networking
9:00 am to 11:00 am Book Discussion


Free to Members and Guests of BIG: RSVP to terry@bigcouncil.com or register below.

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

https://www.amazon.com/Elon-Musk-SpaceX-Fantastic-Future/dp/006230125X

Overview:

Named One of the Best Books of the Year by The Wall Street Journal, NPR, Audible and Amazon

In the spirit of Steve Jobs and Moneyball, the Elon Musk book is both an illuminating and authorized look at the extraordinary life of one of Silicon Valley's most exciting, unpredictable, and ambitious entrepreneurs--a real-life Tony Stark--and a fascinating exploration of the renewal of American invention and its new "makers."

The Elon Musk book spotlights the technology and vision of Elon Musk, the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity, who sold one of his Internet companies, PayPal, for $1.5 billion. Ashlee Vance captures the full spectacle and arc of the genius's life and work, from his tumultuous upbringing in South Africa and flight to the United States to his dramatic technical innovations and entrepreneurial pursuits.

Vance uses Musk's story to explore one of the pressing questions of our age: can the nation of inventors and creators who 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, visionary amalgam of legendary inventors and industrialists including 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.

Thorough and insightful, this book brings to life a technology industry that is rapidly and dramatically changing by examining the life of one of its most powerful and influential titans.

This engaging discussion will be facilitated by Will Leger, Senior Account Exec, AT-NET Services. Will has been engaged in the Monthly BIG Ideas Exchange for 10 years!

As a reminder, you don't have to read the book to attend! Most do not, and we always have a very engaging discussion!

During this roundtable we'll:
· share our own experiences in this area in our businesses
· share best practices from our own personal experience or from industry thought leaders
· share ideas on how to improve the area within our businesses to fuel growth

Note: We are looking for people to facilitate a book discussion for 2019, so please don’t hesitate to contact me if there is a book that you’re passionate about and would like to share with the group. The meetings take place the second Friday of every month. Thanks!

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