The Engineer


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The Engineer

Follow Elon Musk on a journey from South Africa to Mars

About the Book

"I doubt anyone, even Musk's employees, will get through it without some big insights about Elon and his companies."

- z940912

"Erik Nordeus has done a commendable job, scouring the web of resources to build a narrative of Elon Musk - a man too busy to get involved in a biography. It serves well as a first pass on the story of Elon Musk. I actually learned quite a bit." 

- Chad Kohalyk

"The Engineer is loaded with clues as to what comprises such a hard driven visionary. The research Erik Nordeus did to write this book is remarkable."

Heavy Duty Insight

"I've finished reading The Engineer and I can only recommend! Very impressive journey!"


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About the Author

Erik Nordeus
Erik Nordeus

I'm a Swedish magician (engineer) with a master's degree from the Royal Institute of Technology. The Engineer - Follow Elon Musk on a journey from South Africa to Mars is my first book, but it was fun to write it so it will probably not be my last.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Sand Hill Road
  • Lost Cities
  • Boredom Leads to Great Things
  • What Do I Do Now?
  • The Meaning of Life
  • The Outsider
  • Joining the Mafia
  • I Don’t Need These Russians
  • Launching a Truck Into Space
  • The Electric Stars
  • You Can’t Sell a Car That Looks Like Crap
  • Tesla’s Macintosh
  • Trouble in Paradise
  • Iceberg, Right Ahead
  • Another Iceberg, Right Ahead
  • Revenge
  • Halfway to Anywhere
  • The Leaning Factories
  • A Burning Man
  • Joining the Thrillionaires
  • Idea Overload
  • End of the Beginning
  • Timeline
    • Elon Musk
    • Tesla Motors
    • SpaceX
  • Sources

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