Walter Isaacson is engaged on a biography of Elon Musk – TechCrunch


Walter Isaacson, the biographer who chronicled the lives of Steve Jobs, Benjamin Franklin and Leonardo da Vinci, is popping his consideration to the life and profession of Elon Musk. The Tesla CEO introduced the mission in a tweet Wednesday.

Musk stated that Isaacson has shadowed him “for a number of days up to now,” although he later added that an autobiography would possibly nonetheless be within the playing cards someday. It’s unclear when the ebook can be launched or how far alongside Isaacson is within the mission. His biography on Steve Jobs (aptly titled “Steve Jobs) took greater than two years and included interviews with greater than 100 of Jobs’ friends.

Musk has been the topic of numerous books, however Isaacson is probably the most high-profile biographer but to tackle his story. The writer is at the moment a professor at Tulane College and was beforehand the CEO of the Aspen Institute and the CEO of CNN. Isaacson appeared onstage at TechCrunch’s Disrupt in 2014.

Different books on Musk’s life and work embody Ashlee Vance’s 2015 biography, “Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Unbelievable Future,” wherein Musk participated; Ed Niedermeyer’s “Ludicrous: The Unvarnished Story of Tesla Motors” and this month’s launch of Tim Higgins’ “Energy Play: Tesla, Elon Musk, and the Wager of the Century.”

Musk and Higgins had a quick back-and-forth a few part of “Energy Play” describing a very spicy interplay between him and Apple CEO Tim Prepare dinner. The dialog, which Higgins reported in his ebook and befell over the cellphone, was over Prepare dinner’s purported curiosity in buying Tesla again in 2016. As Higgins tells it, Musk tells Prepare dinner he’s , however on the situation that he be instated as CEO of Apple — to which Prepare dinner replies, “F—you.”

Musk maintained in a tweet that he and Prepare dinner have by no means spoken or written to one another. Higgins replied that the anecdote got here from individuals who reported as listening to Musk’s recounting of the dialog on the time. He added that Musk was given loads of alternatives to touch upon the anecdote. “He didn’t,” he stated.


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