iPlug wrote:Steve Jobs was known for the same, by most accounts quite worse. But that doesn't disallow a person the status genius nor disallow for an ultimately very successful and profitable company.
At least Steve Jobs designed/invented the technology that made him rich and famous (even if he had some help). Elon Musk did not start Tesla, he did not invent any of their tech, he was not responsible for the company's vision (originally), and as far as I know, he didn't even design any of the vehicles (correct me if I'm wrong). He came into Tesla after the fact with his PayPal money that he scammed off of people (research it yourself). He dumped it into Tesla and eventually made sure the original founders got the boot. This is why I do not understand everyone's fascination with Musk. I'm willing to give him a bit more credit with what he has done with Space X, but not Tesla and I think that's the company most people associate him with. At the end of the day, Tesla is simply a car company folks, nothing more and nothing less, and Elon just happens to be the current guy running the company. Car company executives are replaced all the time, it's part of the job.