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Elon Musk's Recommended Books

Books Elon Musk recommended or mentioned. "I read books..." - Musk

Elon Musk's Recommended Books

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Structures: Or Why Things Don't Fall Down

Structures: Or Why Things Don't Fall Down

"It is really, really good if you want a primer on structural design," - Musk

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The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

"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." - Musk

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Foundation

Foundation

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Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

"you can see how he was an entrepreneur... He was an entrepreneur. He started from nothing. He was just a runaway kid." - Musk

"I really liked his (Isaacson's) biography of Benjamin Franklin. Who, I would say is certainly one of my heroes. In the case of Franklin, he did what needed to be done when it needed to be done." - Musk

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Zero To One: Notes On Startups, Or How To Build The F...

Zero To One: Notes On Startups, Or How To Build The Future

"Peter Thiel has built multiple breakthrough companies, and 'Zero to One' shows how," - Musk

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Einstein: His Life And Universe

Einstein: His Life And Universe

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Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies

Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies

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

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Ignition!: An informal history of liquid rocket prope...

Ignition!: An informal history of liquid rocket propellants

"There is a good book on rocket stuff called 'Ignition!' by John Clark that's a really fun one," - Musk

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The Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings

"The heroes of the books I read always felt a duty to save the world," - Musk

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Howard Hughes: His Life And Madness

Howard Hughes: His Life And Madness

"Definitely want to make sure I don't grow my fingernails too long and start peeing in jars," - Musk

"Definitely a cautionary tale. Sort of an interesting fellow." - Musk

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