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).
Steve Wozniak designed the Apple computers based on several computers he had previously designed. He might have had a (very) little help with the circuits from Jobs, but certainly not much. Jobs was the CEO and marketing director and he likely was heavily involved with product (and software) styling.
Steve Jobs certainly founded the company (with Wozniak) and was the genius behind its success, but I expect the "invention" was largely on Wozniak's (and others') shoulders.
Agree, that's one of several similarities I see between Jobs and Musk.
Both pitchmen, involved in hardware/software engineering from a creative level but not themselves doing the engineering, both driving their colleagues and underlings to greatness even if sometimes or often seen as tyrannical. For Jobs and Musk, it was more about innovation. Innovators get the glory (and $$$), inventors not so much.
Wozniak was the engineer, Jobs had the grand ideas and saw the big picture. The company and public coalesced around Jobs.
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