I know that some discussion of this book was covered under the (as of now) 92 page general thread on Elon but I thought this biography deserved its own thread. There's a great amount of new material and I'm hoping to create a discussion of some highlights or new things that were discovered by this biography. In the NOTES section, no. 17: Othmer has lined up to be the lucky owner of the first Roadster II. Musk has developed an unconventional policy to determine the order in which cars are sold. When a new car is announced and its price is set, a race begins in which the first person to hand Musk a check gets the first car. With the Model S, Steve Jurvetson, a Tesla board member, had a check at the ready in his wallet and slid it across the table to Musk after spying details on the Model S in a packet of board meeting notes. Othmer caught a WIRED story about a planned second version of the Roadster and emailed Musk right away. "He said, 'Okay, I will sell it to you, but you have to pay two hundred thousand dollars right now.'" Othmer agreed, and Tesla had him come to the company's headquarters on a Sunday to sign some paperwork, acknowledging the price of the car and the fact that the company didn't quite know when it would arrive or what its specifications would be. "My guess is that it will be the fastest car on the road," Othmer said. "It'll be four-wheel drive. It's going to be insane. And I don't really think that will be the real price. I just don't think that Elon wanted me to buy it." Now I know this still means it's far off in the future, but it sounds like something pretty concrete if he took a $200k check from a friend and made him sign legal documents and such. The book was good, but even the appendix, notes, and credits section was worth looking over. Anyone have any other favorites?