This is a Summary of the original book, Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future. This is an intense book written about Elon Musk. When Musk was initially approached by Vance about the book, he originally declined to work with him. This was expected as Musk was quite controlling of what people wrote about him and his companies. While Vance had reliable sources from within, he wanted to get the story from the man himself.Earlier on, Musk required that he would be privy to vetting the book as well as changing or inserting his version of the story in places where he didnt agree. The author refused to give him this. He did, however, manage to ask Musk to hear out his personal as well as journalistic reasons on why he wouldnt allow this. Surprisingly, Musk complied and agreed with him. In turn, Vance got full access to Musks friends, staff and his family.Musk had three goals he wanted to achieve in his life: a.) He wanted humans to be space colonizers, b.) He wanted to build beautiful and environmentally sound cars, and c.) He wanted to give power to the world with free, safe solar energy.Musk and his companies, Tesla Motors, SpaceX and SolarCity were speeding full steam ahead to success by 2012.Available in a variety of formats, this summary is aimed for those who want to capture the gist of the book but dont have the current time to devour all 400 pages. You get the main summary along with all of the benefits and lessons the actual book has to offer. This summary is intended to be used with reference to the original book.