At a time when Silicon Valley entrepreneurs are criticized for their inability to create world-changing ideas, Elon Musk has emerged as a hero to many.

Like Steve Jobs, Musk is both revered and reviled for his unwavering commitment to his vision. That vision: power the world with solar, make electric cars the dominant form of transportation, and revolutionize space travel. 

Some believe Musk is overhyped. Others think he's a savior of American manufacturing and innovation. Who is the man behind the myth? And how does he run his companies?

In this episode, we'll talk with Bloomberg Businessweek writer Ashlee Vance about his new book, Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX and the Quest for a Fantastic Future. Vance describes Musk's leadership style, ambitious goals, and potential legacy.

Later in the show, we'll discuss ISIS' hacking attacks on the U.S. grid. We'll finish the show with a look at how Canada's new prime minister may influence climate and clean energy policy.

This podcast is sponsored by Huawei Technologies, a leading global ICT solutions provider. Huawei is proud to offer its FusionSolar PV solution -- a unique approach to integrating, optimizing and digitizing solar-power plants.

Suggested reading: