Like most super-rich, Elon Musk has one eye on his legacy and wants to reshape how his vast fortune is seen now and in the future. This may explain why he recently recounted the fact that Steve Jobs ’biography of Walter Isaacson is writing a book about him.
“If you’re curious about Tesla, SpaceX and my general events, @WalterIsaacson write a biography, ”Musk tweeted.
He added in following Tweets that Isaacson has overshadowed Musk “for several days,” and that he especially “liked” Isaacson’s biography of Benjamin Franklin, the founder of the United States. He also repeated that he will “Maybe one day” write your own biography.
Several books have been written about Musk’s life and career, including the 2015 Biography, Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX and the search for a fantastic future, Author: Ashlee Vance The book, to which Musk gave several interviews, was well received by critics. Financial Times I told you “A striking portrait of Silicon Valley’s leading entrepreneur […] personal shortcomings and all, ”at the same time The New York Times offered a similar praise, although he pointed out that the work sometimes turned “towards hagiography and the newsletter message”.
However, Musk has been less satisfied with other books written about him, including Tim Higgins ’recent books Power Play: Tesla, Elon Musk and the Bet of the Century, which was released earlier this month.
A review from LA Times says that Higgins ’book“ takes the splendor away ”Musk shows that he is“ a hairdresser for a leader who quickly shoots people, whether they deserve it or not ”. The book has produced numerous pieces of news, including a particularly wild story that Musk called Apple’s CEO after the iPhone maker contacted Tesla about the acquisition. Musk and Apple CEO Tim Cook have both denied that this had ever happened.
With Isaacson, however, Musk knows what to expect. Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs was written with an “unprecedented” access to Apple’s founder and praised for its details, readability, and emotional vision. But like us we pointed out in our own review Laura since June 2011, the biography is also “in some respects […] a book narrated by Steve Jobs himself often through the “field of distortion of reality.” “
“[T]If there are other opinions or aspects in the story, Steve always says the last, boring word, ”says Isaacson’s biography June. Sounds like Musk would like to too.