Who is more influential, Elon Musk or Steve Jobs?

Updated on : December 6, 2021 by Kai Stewart



Who is more influential, Elon Musk or Steve Jobs?

Obviously, it's Steve Jobs. The fact that he has not become a member of the Royal Society or won the ACM Turing Prize does not make him anyone. Steve Jobs literally shaped the Fourth Generation of Computing. I am a fan of Elon Musk, he is more of a scientist and inventor, Jobs was a genius, businessman and innovator. Elon Musk and other prestigious scientists are basically picking up the baton from where he dropped it.

Before we begin, let me explain how you get the winner in a tight comparison - the best way is to find out who made use of someone else's idea to create a better idea. It is

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Obviously, it's Steve Jobs. The fact that he has not become a member of the Royal Society or won the ACM Turing Prize does not make him anyone. Steve Jobs literally shaped the Fourth Generation of Computing. I am a fan of Elon Musk, he is more of a scientist and inventor, Jobs was a genius, businessman and innovator. Elon Musk and other prestigious scientists are basically picking up the baton from where he dropped it.

Before we begin, let me explain how you get the winner in a tight comparison - the best way is to find out who made use of someone else's idea to create a better idea. It's like comparing the main developer of the Android mobile operating system to Linus Torvalds (the creator of the Linux kernel) - if Torvalds hadn't invented the kernel, Android wouldn't really exist and wouldn't be good enough to compete with iOS. .

Again, wake up! Steve Jobs died years ago. Elon Musk is still alive, he is more advantageous. Steve Jobs created the fourth generation, which is conceptualized in personal computers. Yes, Elon Musk built PayPal, using what: a PDP? Hell no, but a personal computer. Jobs created the world's first reasonable mobile smartphone (iPhone 4); yes, an IBM-er technically created the first, but Jobs' unique design and innovation for mobile smartphones is being used today by giants like Samsung. Steve Jobs invented the iPod, and also the iPad, the world's first portable tablet that made sense. Other companies like Samsung and LG followed suit towards the tablet industry. Or what about iTunes: thanks to Jobs, now other people have created other similar services like Spotify,

We literally have GUI operating systems not because of the Xeorox Alto, but because of Jobs, under his leadership at Apple, today there are iOS and MacOS, Bill Gates copied works to create Windows, and many have done it too. Jobs had the idea of ​​a Smart Television that was iTV but now Apple TV. How about iCloud? Google copied his innovation to create Google Drive. I can go on and on. Jobs made a dent in the universe. He put the pillars in place to welcome the fifth generation. If Jobs were alive, I don't think anyone could compare Elon Musk to him. Jobs wins. Elon Musk is also a genius, he created PayPal, Electric Car Company (don't forget that Apple originally had the idea to do it, Jobs once thought about it) and SpaceX. You are literally contributing enormously to humanity. It is extremely influential in several fields that are worth taking. He came up with the idea for a Hyperloop train and is working to encourage space travel, especially to Mars. Nobody knows what he will do next; in the same way, you know what Steve would have done next. RIP Steve. :(

Both have been a great gift for Homo sapiens. There will be a great risk of offending the fans if I give the straight answer.

So let me ramble.

Steve Jobs was probably the first genius to use his imagination, passion, and a bit of a nonconformist attitude to shape the worldview with computers. It was probably the first to help an entire generation imagine the potential of computers. He not only transformed our thinking, his impact brought a structural change in our commercial space: computing, music, entertainment, telecommunications and publishing were directly interrupted by his efforts. But

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Both have been a great gift for Homo sapiens. There will be a great risk of offending the fans if I give the straight answer.

So let me ramble.

Steve Jobs was probably the first genius to use his imagination, passion, and a bit of a nonconformist attitude to shape the worldview with computers. It was probably the first to help an entire generation imagine the potential of computers. He not only transformed our thinking, his impact brought a structural change in our commercial space: computing, music, entertainment, telecommunications and publishing were directly interrupted by his efforts. But he indirectly shaped the entire new generation with his brilliance. Just imagining how people used to live 12 years ago when there was no iPhone, and you will realize the pace of change that it drove through the iPhone.

Steve Jobs's genius is also in the tactics on how he executed his vision. Before Steve Jobs, corporations played the game of strategy by building entry barriers for small players, developing and defending intellectual capital, creating partnerships just to defend territory. The end customer experience was not in his playbook. Vertical integration used to have a bad place in corporate strategy.

Steve Jobs not only developed great new products, but also built a strong and long-lasting operational strategy for acquisitions, engaging vendors and developers and creating his own distribution channels (stores, that is). All this with the final 'customer' as the central part.

Now it is easy for everyone to support Apple and accept it as a phenomenon. But not so long ago, in 1997, Apple was on the brink of bankruptcy. Taking Apple from 'Zero' to the first 'Trillion' dollar company has been a gravity shear distortion phenomenon that we know as Steve Jobs.

(Steve Jobs inspired many entrepreneurs, and most of all, a young man we know as Elon Musk.)

BUT…

What Steve Jobs did with Apple was advance humanity a little bit. Your contributions directly helped us become more conscientious, more consuming, and more socially uncomfortable. The progress we have made is miniscule compared to the threat we face.

And that's when we discover that Elon Musk emerges as an enigma. He is born again Steve Jobs - there are so many similarities - personal life as hell, unfazed by common challenges and wants to change the world with his vision. Everything Steve Jobs accomplished in his maturity - charisma, vision, and strategic brilliance - Elon carries from the beginning. It will be hard to deny that Steve Jobs was not the influence on Elon Musk's early endeavors.

So to answer your question directly, it is Elon Musk who has the most influence now. And for a few reasons ...

  • Elon Musk is not modifying human behavior to name them better consumers. His ideas are transforming the human race.
  • Its impacts have been felt across all industries, like Steve Jobs, but unlike conventional industries. Automotive, Energy, Space Explorations. Not to mention, it has also pioneered internet gaming, financial services, and healthcare.
  • While Steve Jobs has adversities like IBM, Microsoft and there may be few Silicon Valley elites, Elon Musk rubs shoulders with nation states like Russia, China and Israel. He is competing with energy giants, financial brokers and high-level politicians and wins the race by delivering his main constituents.
  • While Steve Jobs's influence is stealing market share from Microsoft to sell computers, Elon Musk's claim to fame is stealing the rocket launch for NASA from the Russians.

The list is very long to document what Elon Musk has achieved in his 47 years of life. And if you live another decade or two, you will definitely have more of an impact than Steve Jobs in changing the world.

Bill Gates. Warren Buffett. Both much more influential. You don't see businesses running at Apple. He has a virtually indestructible business empire in Berkshire Hathaway.

Musk has innovated a lot, but as an entrepreneur? Not that much. Will? Too early to tell.

Works? A fabulous consumer and an artist / innovator in graphic design. He launched the smartphone giant, but Apple doesn't own that market. Your company is amazing. But it is priced based on tribal community demand for your product. If it has staying power in the next 50 years it will tell.

Your mistake is to compare Elon Musk to other 'billionaires' when he is ridiculously rarer and far more valuable to humanity.

It is the modern equivalent of Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Who the hell are you saying? Well, Brunel just went and changed the world.

He is arguably the most resourceful and prolific figure in engineering history.

Some of my regular readers will know that I have a background in mechanical engineering, but what they don't know is that Isambard Brunel and Elon Musk are my heroes.

For my final dissertation in 2005, I wrote about the potential of electric motors to pr

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Your mistake is to compare Elon Musk to other 'billionaires' when he is ridiculously rarer and far more valuable to humanity.

It is the modern equivalent of Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Who the hell are you saying? Well, Brunel just went and changed the world.

He is arguably the most resourceful and prolific figure in engineering history.

Some of my regular readers will know that I have a background in mechanical engineering, but what they don't know is that Isambard Brunel and Elon Musk are my heroes.

For my final dissertation in 2005, I wrote about the potential of electric motors for propulsion in modern transportation. I stood in front of 20 of my peers and made my point, needless to say, many of them laughed at the very idea.

More horses, less shit.

Returning to the comparison;

Isambard Brunel, born in 1806, in his short life of 53 years, revolutionized multiple forms of transportation and forever changed engineering, tunneling, rail networks, and shipbuilding.

Brunel designed the Great Western Railway, which was a great feat of Victorian engineering. His genius was immediately apparent when he widened the tracks, allowing trains to travel at much higher speeds, this simple logical adjustment changed the designs of railway lines around the world.

Isambard Brunel single-handedly propelled the industrial revolution forward in many ways, his ingenious designs revolutionizing public transportation, construction, and modern engineering.

He is perhaps most famous for switching to marine engineering and tackling the biggest transportation problem of his day - transatlantic shipping. It quickly revolutionized naval engineering.

Brunel built the largest ship ever built, three times in a row, that's right, three separate ships that changed shipping forever.

The SS Great Eastern, 1858. It was by far the largest ship ever built at the time of its launch.

He built the first steamboat with a metal hull and a screw propeller, basically the modern template for ships. Brunel cut the time to cross the Atlantic in half.

Brunel applied the principles of logical engineering to change the world.

This giant sits under a sky of his own creation, inside his grand Victorian cathedral of transport, in the heart of central London.

Elon Musk is not a traditional businessman, he is a free-thinking engineer who identifies problems and applies the mindset of an engineer to solve them, just like Isambard Brunel.

"I don't spend my time pontificating about high-concept stuff; I spend my time solving engineering and manufacturing problems." - Musk.

Musk did not invent electric motors, tunnel boring, battery packs, space rockets, or solar panels. He looked at the great problems of his day and applied principles of logical engineering to solve these problems.

Elon Musk is changing the world for the better. Page, Jobs and Bezos all pale in comparison.

"The path to the CEO's office shouldn't be through the CFO's office, and it shouldn't be through the marketing department. It should be through engineering and design." - Musk.

I worked for two of their companies ... Solar City (now Tesla Solar) and Tesla. My experience was not very good ... I was working at Solar City when he officially took office (he was already a major shareholder before that). At the time, sales were in a slight drop compared to the previous year, but shortly after he officially took over, those sales went into a death spiral. Elon decided that he really didn't like the aesthetic nature of solar 'panels' and decided to make a quick transition to the solar 'roof'. 'Roof' was still in the design phase. Made the decision to start taking sunroof deposits and

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I worked for two of their companies ... Solar City (now Tesla Solar) and Tesla. My experience was not very good ... I was working at Solar City when he officially took office (he was already a major shareholder before that). At the time, sales were in a slight drop compared to the previous year, but shortly after he officially took over, those sales went into a death spiral. Elon decided that he really didn't like the aesthetic nature of solar 'panels' and decided to make a quick transition to the solar 'roof'. 'Roof' was still in the design phase. Made the decision to start taking solar roof reservoirs and stop pressing solar panels. He also decided to ditch the sales teams (80%). I wanted to boost online sales (just like Tesla Auto does). That sales model didn't work, and sales fell rapidly. The sunroof is amazing aesthetically, and the product is mature, yet the means to install it, and the price is still prohibitive for the masses. He also wanted to push his batteries (Power Wall) for home use. That's cool, and it's a good product, but it's generally a supplement to a BIG solar system ... so ... If you don't sell solar systems, then you won't sell a lot of batteries. He also wanted to push his batteries (Power Wall) for home use. That's cool, and it's a good product, but it's generally a supplement to a BIG solar system ... so ... If you don't sell solar systems, then you won't sell a lot of batteries. He also wanted to push his batteries (Power Wall) for home use. That's cool, and it's a good product, but it's generally a supplement to a BIG solar system ... so ... If you don't sell solar systems, then you won't sell a lot of batteries.

Since taking office two years ago, Solar City (Tesla) has seen massive layoffs and layoffs. Thousands of hard-working people have lost their jobs (50%) due to poor business decisions. You don't hear much about this, nor do you hear much about their layoffs at Tesla Auto (they've had massive layoffs, too). I don't know many people who still work there, but the couple of people I do know say it's a shadow of what it once was ... and ... morale is at an all-time low. You don't hear much about this either. What you hear about are the next… latest and greatest Musk ventures. Why is that? It is due to carefully coordinated marketing and manipulation of your "brand" ...

I will say that when I worked there the internal training provided / offered to all employees was outstanding. The apps (we used a lot of them) to preform our jobs were well written and allowed employees to work efficiently.

Also noteworthy ...

When I started there, we had over 125 employees working outside of my office. When I was fired, there were 17 employees left. Most of those employees consisted of 2 installation teams, a person to perform each of the specific functions of the office, a manager and an administrative assistant, and a couple of people in the warehouse.

In my opinion, the supposedly innovative business models of Elon and the 'Vision' deserve the criticism and scrutiny that it is now waiting to receive.

In my time there (just under two years) I only knew one employee who owned a Tesla. That's because, frankly, no one who works there can afford them. Met a handful of employees (out of hundreds) who have solar power on their roof, and one who knew they had the Tesla battery in the home (power wall) ... As an employee, there really is no incentive to buy any of the products ... Especially cars! If you bought a solar system, you got a $ 1000 discount, but had to wait until there was a space in the schedule to accommodate the installation. The average price of a residential solar system, even after rebates / incentives, usually starts at 25 to 30K. Depending on the size, it goes up quickly from there. Most of the employees simply couldn't afford them.

They paid me less than promised. They showed me the same kind of pay scales that are shown to everyone. I NEVER had a chance to win that amount of money. You could have spent 70-80 hours or more trying, but the payment was directly related to sales volume (it wasn't in sales just to be clear), and that's common sense ... when sales went down, so was made the most of ALL the employees pay. Very few people received a salary and they were some of the first to be fired.

I don't see any first-hand accounts of people who worked for a Musk company. All I see, as answers, are cuts and pastes from what I call the 'Musk propaganda machine' ...

He talks a good game ... but what has he actually accomplished other than becoming a billionaire? I guess you can envy that ... but admire him, how does he do it? I hope not.

Look at it this way

Elon Musk is 43 years old, 46 years old (2001) Steve Jobs was still busy trying to get Apple Computer (then it was Apple Computer and not Apple Inc.) out of the mess he was in. At that time not many had predicted that it would be. changing the world the way it did (creating a dent in the universe) by launching the iPod and then the break is history.

Getting to the point here, in 2001, when I was 43 years old and Apple Computer had released the iPod. Steve Jobs didn't have the typical showman release for iPod that he had for iPhone and iPad, people weren't lining up outside stores to buy a music player, which

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Elon Musk is 43 years old, 46 years old (2001) Steve Jobs was still busy trying to get Apple Computer (then it was Apple Computer and not Apple Inc.) out of the mess he was in. At that time not many had predicted that it would be. changing the world the way it did (creating a dent in the universe) by launching the iPod and then the break is history.

Getting to the point here, in 2001, when I was 43 years old and Apple Computer had released the iPod. Steve Jobs didn't have the typical release of a showman for iPod that he had for iPhone and iPad, people did not line up outside stores to buy a music player, which was expensive and only supported Mac OS (in 2001 Mac OS had a relatively small number of user footprint, which you have today), but things changed as Jobs and Apple Computer evolved, the sale of iPods rebounded after 2004 and since then it has been a completely different story, Jobs from then on it was seen as the definition of resilience, it was a family story.

An unwanted child, poor parents, prodigy, college dropout, hippie, spiritual, maverick, entrepreneur, millionaire, getting fired from his own company, coming back, facing rivals, changing the world, battling cancer and finally an untimely death . . He was more than an entrepreneur, a technologist or a leader, it was a story that everyone wanted to hear and tell. I feel that his aura and followers should be attributed more to his life and his story than to the excellence he showed in what he did.

Elon Musk, on the other hand, at 43 is chasing his dreams, inventing and innovating (I feel like people tend to use the word innovation very loosely sometimes) things, people like him not because of his life story ( he has also had drama in life). ) but your dreams (intention), if successful, we can surely say that it will add a few more years to human existence, but only time can tell how far it can take you from here, you have a lot of work ahead of you, and it is definitely not that popular like Steve Jobs, but things are never constant.

A big difference between the two:

Jobs gave the world what it wanted, while Musk wants to give the world what it needs.

They are both unmatched, but I hope Musk gets over it, the word really needs it.

Let's take a look at both lives first:

Steve Jobs: Let's take a look at work life.

Steve Jobs was the adopted child of Paul and Lara Jobs. When he was at Reed College to graduate, he dropped out of college due to financial trouble instead of taking a design course. He first worked at Atari as a game designer, then he founded Apple with the help of Steve Wozanik, after a few years the board of directors fired him from the company he founded, after that he did not give up and started the new technology company NeXt and Pixar Animation Studio. In 1997, when Apple was on the verge of bankruptcy, Apple

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Let's take a look at both lives first:

Steve Jobs: Let's take a look at work life.

Steve Jobs was the adopted child of Paul and Lara Jobs. When he was at Reed College to graduate, he dropped out of college due to financial trouble instead of taking a design course. He first worked at Atari as a game designer, then he founded Apple with the help of Steve Wozanik, after a few years the board of directors fired him from the company he founded, after that he did not give up and started the new technology company NeXt and Pixar Animation Studio. In 1997, when Apple was on the verge of bankruptcy, Apple bought NeXt and Steve Jobs came to Apple. At the time, he had taken $ 1 as an annual salary as CEO of Apple and introduced the world to new technologies like iPod, iPhone, iPad, Macintosh, etc.

2.Elon Musk:

Elon musk is a fucking genius who had written his first software at the age of 12. He has two degrees, one in physics and the other in economics. He first founded the web software company zip2 corporation, sold it, and became a millionaire at 28. He also co-founded PayPal with Peter Theil. When it made $ 180 million after it existed from Paypl, it invested all that money in spaceX. After the first 3 failures of the spaceX rocket launch, he did not give up and launched the rocket successfully. The answer was "I never give up." Besides spaceX, he also has his electric car company Tesla.

This was all about his life.

Now let's move on to the comparative part, Steve Jobs introduced the world to the iPod, iPhone, iPad and Macintosh, such revolutionary technologies. It was his vision for everyone in this world to have their own computers. And today they all have it. There is no doubt that he changed the world we live in. About elon musk he founded Paypl and made the payment mode easily just by sending you an email. You can pay anyone in the world. Why would someone start a space company for money? It is simple.

Ultimately, the bottom line is that Steve Jobs changed the world. Made it a better place. And Elon Musk is doing the same thing right now - he's trying to make this world a better place. That's what Steve Jobs, Bill Gates have done, that's what Michael Dell, Albert Einstein, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos have done. They have made this world a better place with their revolutionary ideas and vision and that is what Elon Musk is doing right now. Hope you got the point. It makes no sense to compare these people. Instead of comparing them, it would be better if we learn from them.

I think time will show that it is more remarkable and revolutionary. Get started with Paypal. His sense of the infrastructure needed for e-commerce matches Gates's sense of infrastructure for the PC generation. My two principles for my eCommerce startup are value added and we stick close to the cash register. He created the cash register and the wallet. And he went out to do something else. Someone at the Cambridge conference asked how he had the gall to go on spaceflight when countries could barely do so ... and lose money in the process. He responded with an engineering analysis for manufacturing t

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I think time will show that it is more remarkable and revolutionary. Get started with Paypal. His sense of the infrastructure needed for e-commerce matches Gates's sense of infrastructure for the PC generation. My two principles for my eCommerce startup are value added and we stick close to the cash register. He created the cash register and the wallet. And he went out to do something else. Someone at the Cambridge conference asked how he had the gall to go on spaceflight when countries could barely do so ... and lose money in the process. It responded with a manufacturing engineering analysis that showed how the standard process wastes 90% or more of the basic materials. He had more common sense for the manufacturing business than Jobs had ever exhibited. With Tesla he showed an elegant sense of design that rivaled Jobs, and a superior sense of manufacturing to scale. With Solar City, he showed an understanding of how serving an immediate need could help him in the infrastructure required for Tesla's long-term expansion. And by opening Tesla's patent portfolio, after establishing the Model S as the category prototype and sweet spot, he showed a very sophisticated understanding that category expansion was the key to the long-term profitability of his franchise. . We are comparing Musk now to Gates and Jobs after more than three decades. In the long run, Musk will be the clear winner. After establishing the Model S as the category prototype and the sweet spot, showed a very sophisticated understanding that category expansion was the key to the long-term profitability of his franchise. We are comparing Musk now to Gates and Jobs after more than three decades. In the long run, Musk will be the clear winner. After establishing the Model S as the category prototype and sweet spot, he displayed a very sophisticated understanding that category expansion was the key to his franchise's long-term profitability. We are comparing Musk now to Gates and Jobs after more than three decades. In the long run, Musk will be the clear winner. showed a very sophisticated understanding that category expansion was the key to the long-term profitability of his franchise. We are comparing Musk now to Gates and Jobs after more than three decades. In the long run, Musk will be the clear winner. showed a very sophisticated understanding that category expansion was the key to the long-term profitability of his franchise. We are comparing Musk now to Gates and Jobs after more than three decades. In the long run, Musk will be the clear winner.

I think I share your feeling. I'm a huge fan of both, but I have to say that I've recently become a much bigger fan of Elon Musk compared to Steve Jobs. (Again, this is my personal opinion, and I am writing this to help you put things in perspective) Let's
first look at the similarities between the two:
Visionaries:
There is no denying the fact that they are / were both visionaries. They dreamed of the future and made their way to it.
Perfectionist:
Once again, a common attribute between the two.
Motivators:
Both managed to reach teams / companies motivated far beyond the others to achieve perfection to meet the

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I think I share your feeling. I'm a huge fan of both, but I have to say that I've recently become a much bigger fan of Elon Musk compared to Steve Jobs. (Again, this is my personal opinion, and I am writing this to help you put things in perspective) Let's
first look at the similarities between the two:
Visionaries:
There is no denying the fact that they are / were both visionaries. They dreamed of the future and made their way to it.
Perfectionist:
Once again, a common attribute between the two.
Motivators:
Both managed to reach their teams / companies motivated much more than anyone else to achieve perfection to fulfill the vision.
Love of technology
and others.

Now, let's look at the differences between the two:
Vision:
Steve Jobs' vision for the future was more geared towards creating cooler, easier-to-use things and tools that will help people progress. This was all wrapped up around the bigger goal of making a profit (by the way, I have nothing against making a profit). Now contrast that with Elon's Vision: solving the greatest problems in the humanities: sustainable energy, sustainable transportation, and the ultimate survival of the human race. Elon looked at various industries that would affect humanity the most in the future and tried to make a contribution.
Motivation:
After PayPal, you could easily have started other successful Internet companies and maximized your return on investment, but that's never been your motive. Before starting SpaceX, I was considering doing a philanthropic mission to Mars just to get people excited about Space again. He was willing to spend half of his PayPal earnings on this.
Engineer vs. Manager
Elon is a hard core engineer rather than a Manager. He's the CEO and CTO of SpaceX! CEO and CPA (Chief Product Architect) of Tesla. You don't just push your team, you also push yourself as an innovator. Working 100 hours a little when you could be buying islands is not an easy thing to do. He really designs rockets!
This is also reflected in the way two spoke / spoke. Elon doesn't have the presentation skills like Jobs, but he speaks pragmatically exposing the facts, possibilities, strategies, vision, and issues. He just doesn't sugarcoat. He says something in the investors' meeting that 'We are going to try, I don't know if we will succeed or not, but we will try'.
Closed loop vs. open loop
Tesla and SpaceX both visions involve motivating other companies to follow suit and move toward solving the bigger problem rather than capturing the market. For example, at the Tesla shareholders meeting: (can't remember the exact words)
Elon "Tesla's goal was to show that it can be done and hope that others will follow, but somehow others have not."
Someone in the crowd "Good !!"
Elon "I'd rather have competition than not, Tesla alone can't make transportation sustainable"
Tesla also provides technology solutions to other companies to help develop electric cars.

I hope this helps!
P.S. I will try to shorten the answer! :P

I haven't read his bios yet (but I will eventually because this is part of my own company)

I believe that the personality of each Founder is representative of his destiny, so to speak. Steve Jobs, for example, was obsessed with the aesthetics of science (not science itself) from an earlier age. And it so happened that, following that instinct, there was an opportunity in the market for a computer that really made sense and was visually appealing to consumers.

So I guess it would depend on your perception of what a genius looks like. Elon Musk seems to be more interested in the technical aspect of

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I haven't read his bios yet (but I will eventually because this is part of my own company)

I believe that the personality of each Founder is representative of his destiny, so to speak. Steve Jobs, for example, was obsessed with the aesthetics of science (not science itself) from an earlier age. And it so happened that, following that instinct, there was an opportunity in the market for a computer that really made sense and was visually appealing to consumers.

So I guess it would depend on your perception of what a genius looks like. Elon Musk seems to be more interested in the technical aspect of his company, but again I believe that these characteristics are conscious decisions to follow the path that best satisfies his individual visions. The technical aspect of SpaceX and Tesla is the highest priority, so I think that's simply where Elon Musk focused his value. The founders themselves are going to gravitate toward what I would call the path of least resistance when determining where their own time goes in the early stages. Apple's core value proposition was its design, it positioned technology as the second priority.

High intelligence that I would define as intellect. Genius would define it as intuition. I read Musk's ex-wife's complaints in an attempt to get clues about my own relationship. But I realized that both Jobs and Musk are not your stereotypical fans. Neither pays attention to social annoyances, but neither was blind. Jobs in particular, I know he had such good intuition that he could target someone's subconscious insecurities and spin it when he was angry. What little I read of Musk's ex-wife, I'd say he probably does the same. Which makes them not so different after all.

Jobs seemed to have more cool eccentricities than Musk. And Musk seems to be more out of focus.

Smart is a very broad word, but let this speak for itself: Steve changed the smartphone / tablet / music / and a couple more industries by creating great devices and marketing them very well. While Elon interrupted (or is about to interrupt) 3 major industries: the transportation industry (with Tesla), the energy industry (with SolarCity and Tesla) and the space industry (with SpaceX, the first company to couple to the ISS). He learned to design rockets just by reading books, sold a video game that he created at age 12, founded companies like Zip2 or PayPal, managed to be CEO of 2 companies at the same time

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Smart is a very broad word, but let this speak for itself: Steve changed the smartphone / tablet / music / and a couple more industries by creating great devices and marketing them very well. While Elon interrupted (or is about to interrupt) 3 major industries: the transportation industry (with Tesla), the energy industry (with SolarCity and Tesla) and the space industry (with SpaceX, the first company to couple to the ISS). He learned to design rockets just by reading books, he sold a video game that he created at age 12, he founded companies like Zip2 or PayPal, he manages to be CEO of 2 companies simultaneously, he gives away Tesla technology to his competitors, he created the concept. of the Hyperloop and I could go on and on.

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I'd say Elon Musk. Almost everything will be electric, all forms of transportation (including commercial aircraft and large shipments). He will be seen as the 'Father of the age of electric vehicles', not that he invented it, but that it is one of the main reasons why it was integrated into our lives. It may also be known for taking us to Mars, but unknown. Also known for not moving towards renewables, instead we deviated from fossil fuel to get electricity through the use of battery storage (even if Tesla isn't the only one doing it).

I think Steve Jobs will probably be a footnote in history by then, perhaps with the 'Age of smartphones'.

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I'd say Elon Musk. Almost everything will be electric, all forms of transportation (including commercial aircraft and large shipments). He will be seen as the 'Father of the age of electric vehicles', not that he invented it, but that it is one of the main reasons why it was integrated into our lives. It may also be known for taking us to Mars, but unknown. Also known for not moving towards renewables, instead we deviated from fossil fuel to get electricity through the use of battery storage (even if Tesla isn't the only one doing it).

I think Steve Jobs will probably be a footnote in history by then, perhaps with the 'Age of smartphones'.

Jeff Bezos will likely be mostly forgotten, even if Amazon is still a mega-giant at the time. Could someone tell us in 2000 that Richard Warren Sears and Alvah Curtis Roebuck founded Sears and Roebuck without a Google search? They were the Bezos of the 1890s and they had their last names in the names of the stores that brought the mail order catalog to the masses (well, maybe Montgomery Ward did, not to say that neither of them was the first to ordering by mail, but Amazon wasn't the first to do it (e-ordering either) and first mega-retailer.

Everyone knows that Henry Ford founded Ford and was the father of car manufacturing (don't worry Oldsmobile did it before, but not so well, we'll leave it as a * from history, there are always astrisks)

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