Houghton Mifflin Harcourt publiera INSANE MODE: Inside Tesla and Elon Musk’s Mission to Save the World de Hamish McKenzie, une enquête journalistique sur le fondateur de Tesla Motors, surnommé le « nouveau Steve Jobs ». Né en 1971 et d’origine sud-africaine, Elon Musk est en effet considéré aujourd’hui comme l’un des chefs d’entreprise les plus influents. Ses sociétés Tesla Motors (automobile et énergie) et Space X (aérospatial) sont au centre des plus importants progrès technologiques des dernières années.
An insider’s account of how Elon Musk is shaping the story of our future
Inside Tesla and Elon Musk’s Mission to Save the World
by Hamish McKenzie
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016 (Manuscript due March 2016)
Agent: James Levine – Levine Greenberg Rostan Literary Agency
With every audacious announcement, interest in Elon Musk and Tesla increases. Just as there was huge demand for another book about Steve Jobs after Walter Isaacson’s bestselling biography, so there will be demand for Insane Mode, even in the wake of Ashlee Vance’s recent bestseller and Musk’s own future-oriented book. Elon Musk, like Thomas Edison before him, has a keen understanding that his success will depend not just on his genius as an inventor, but also on his ability to form a commanding narrative: to craft, control, and compel people to believe in the story of a world that does not yet exist.
Hamish McKenzie is an international journalist and former lead writer for Tesla Motors. In recent years, he was also a reporter for the tech blog PandoDaily, where he covered tech media, politics, and international startups, and he is the author of “Beta China: The Dawn of an Innovation Generation”. Formerly, he was a freelancer writing features for the Listener, New Zealand’s leading current affairs and arts magazine, and the South China Morning Post, Hong Kong’s leading English-language newspaper. His work has also appeared in a wide range of publications in the UK, the US, Australia, and Canada, including the Guardian, Globe and Mail, and Toronto Star, and helped launch Time Out Hong Kong. He has reported from Asia, Australasia, North America, and Europe, and he has interviewed many leading figures from the worlds of tech, academia, and entertainment, including Sting, John Cleese, Robert Smith, Bret McKenzie, Billy Corgan, Wayne Coyne, Ndaba Mandela, and Cory Booker.