While Tesla and SpaceX have had a lot of success in recent years, Elon Musk does not let his professional accomplishments get in the way of his celebrity, and his tweets frequently generate news.
On social media, the successful engineer has a sizable following with whom he shares aspects of his personal life, including book recommendations. Take note: Despite his ostensibly hectic schedule, Musk manages to find time to curl up with a good book.
1. Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
"This author has built multiple breakthrough companies, and this book shows how."
- Elon Musk
"Zero to One," published by Peter Thiel, a well-known investor, and entrepreneur, and Blake Masters, focuses on the startup sector in general and provides excellent advice for current business owners.
2. Steve Jobs
"It's fascinating." - Tesla CEO Elon Musk
Walter Isaacson's biography of the late Steve Jobs is based on Jobs' interviews and information gathered over a two-year period from family and friends, coworkers, and rivals. Before Jobs died in 2011, the book was written at his request.
3. Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
"A captivating guide to the problems and choices we face on our journey toward a glorious future of life, intellect, and consciousness — on Earth and beyond." - Tesla CEO Elon Musk
In his book "Life 3.0," MIT professor Max Tegmark answers some of the most often asked issues concerning artificial intelligence's future: How will AI change the world of tomorrow? What will happen to our feeling of humanity as AI advances?
4. Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies
"This is a book that you should read. With AI, we must exercise extreme caution. It has the potential to be even more deadly than nuclear weapons." - Tesla CEO Elon Musk
Nick Bostrom, a Swedish philosopher, has written yet another interesting book about artificial intelligence. The book discusses how to deal with the rapidly expanding technology business. The question of whether computer intelligence will ever transcend human intelligence, and what will happen after that, is explored in Superintelligence.