Isaacson's biases and politics oozes through the text. Worth listening, but Isaacson's psychoanalysis by proxy is tiring (frequently quotes the psychological analyses of others who express the negative opinion he wants to express).
Fascinating book that helps one understand the motivations, aspirations, intellect and reasoning of this complex and brilliant human being.
The political bias of the Author is appalling.
Great biography of a complex man.
I found it an overall interesting read. However, Isaacson was wrong about the Ukraine starlink deactivation issue, he should have done a better job researching this piece. His liberal bias is hard to hide during his Twitter sections. He only relies on input from Barry Weiss who shares his same political leaning. He doesn’t reach out to Taibbi or Schellenberger who were instrumental in uncovering the Twitter files, I found that surprising and biased. I’d advise questioning his assumptions and bias when reading. Whether you think Elon is a devil or an angel, he is a compelling force!
Excellent insights into a young Elon’s environment and parenting that influenced him. His strong drive comes with some not so likable traits at times as the reader will discover. One of the most rule breaking, barrier breaking entrepreneurs to come along in a long time.
I came into this one after listening to Walter's biography on Franklin (enjoyed it very much) and with only a superficial understanding of Musk, which was mostly negative. Right from the start I found myself drawn to the narrative and unexpectedly identified with the young Elon; my dad was a brilliant engineer and a cold, mean-spirited S.O.B. As the chapters unfolded I learned a tremendous amount not only about Musk the person but also about the transformative innovations he has dedicated his energies to making happen. Excellent book.
Great book! Honestly I couldn’t stop listening to it. Elon has accomplished so much!