Elon Musk: 10 Books Elon Musk Recommends
There is hardly anyone who has not heard of Elon Musk. He is not only the CEO of Tesla Motors, but he is also an investor, founder of SpaceX, The Boring Company, and co-founder of OpenAI and Neuralink. This business magnet is certainly an inspiration for businessmen and business companies. So, in this article we are going to read about 10 books Elon Musk recommends.
Elon Musk: 10 Books Elon Musk Recommends –
- Steve Jobs – Walter Isaacson
- Zero to One – Peter Thiel with Black Masters
- Human Compatible – Stuart Russell
- Superintelligence – Nick Bostrom
- The Big Picture – Sean M. Carroll
- Life 3.0 – Max Tegmark
- Ignition! – John D. Clark
- Merchants of Doubt – Naomi Oreskes & Erik M. Conway
- Lying – Sam Harris
- The Wealth of Nations – Adam Smith
Steve Jobs – Walter Isaacson
Steve Jobs is the ultimate creator of imagination and inventiveness. He focused on blending his creativity with technology. His story has a plethora of lessons on leadership, creation, innovation, and most importantly values. No wonder Elon Musk recommends this book by Isaacson.
Zero to One – Peter Thiel with Black Masters
The central theme of this book is to be unique and that is how we can bring innovation. When we try to add on something new in someone else’s contribution we have to explore from 1 to n but on the other hand, if we try to make something entirely new then we go from 0 to 1. A named brand or popular figure does not have to win again to build their name. They have already achieved it by escaping the competition and creating something new and never-seen-before.
Human Compatible – Stuart Russell
Superhuman Artificial Intelligence is a frightening thing that is capable of changing our lives, connections, and civilization in general. Russell argues only if we design machines that would be inherently unsure about the preference that is needed to gratify, only then we can utilize them for our objectives and not theirs. Because can we be certain that one day machines would not surpass us?
Superintelligence – Nick Bostrom
Bostrom with this book commenced the understanding of the intelligent life and the future of humanity. This book asks questions such as Will artificial intelligence protect or ruin us? What happens when human intelligence is surpassed by machines? If the Superintelligence of machines surpasses human intelligence then the life of human beings would depend on machines more than their capabilities like that of gorillas whose lives are more in our control than theirs.
The Big Picture – Sean M. Carroll
Something unconventional and out of the box from Sean Carroll is The Big Picture. Leaving modern physics behind Carroll is moving forward with more humanist thinking with questions of our purpose, existence, beliefs, and does the meaning of our existence fits in the scientific world or not. He shows how the discoveries of the past hundred years have altered us and our lives and what is more significant to us.
Life 3.0 – Max Tegmark
This book by Tegmark is about the most significant conversations that we must have – How can we be prosperous without leaving people lacking purpose or income? How can we create artificial intelligence that would serve our purpose and not exceed our intelligence? Will artificial intelligence thrive like never before or give us abundant power, more than we can handle?
Ignition! – John D. Clark
Less of a book and more of a memoir – John Clark wrote about Ignition which is a story that searches a propeller that is capable of taking a man into space. This book shares the behind-the-scenes of an enterprise that took missiles to planets, men to the moon, and satellites to outer space.
Merchants of Doubt – Naomi Oreskes & Erik M. Conway
The authors of Merchants of Doubts explored through corporate interests that are turning our heads away from looking at some pressing issues going on in our world that are affecting our planet every single day, issues such as global warming, how we can get and are getting lung cancers from smoking, how CFC is destroying the ozone hole, how coal smoke is causing acid rain and more such horrifying issues.
Lying – Sam Harris
No matter what we lie, intentionally or unintentionally –perhaps not to offend someone, protect someone, to get out of trouble, to ourselves, and more. Harris in his book argues that we all can lead a simple life just by being genuine and telling the truth in moments and situations when others tend to lie.
The Wealth of Nations – Adam Smith
Adam Smith with the help of The Wealth of Nations portrayed a society that has been built by modern capitalism, the significance of stocks, wages, rent, and profit, how the ‘division of labour is the key to economic growth, and more. This three-book story by Smith deals with the economy, economic theory, and marketing philosophy.
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