Steve Jobs’ biographer Schlender: Elon Musk is the next great visionary

“In a standing room only event at Apple Inc.’s shiny SoHo store, people packed in to listen to Steve Jobs’ biographers talk the iconic CEO’s life and legacy,” Jennifer Booton reports for MarketWatch. “On Thursday, Schlender read passages from his new book Becoming Steve Jobs and discussed in length with co-author Rick Tetzeli his memories of covering the visionary CEO and Apple during a several-decade stint at The Wall Street Journal and then Fortune.”

“But as it now should, the discussion shifted beyond just how the iPhone inventor should be remembered, to who the next great visionary might be,” Booton reports. “For longtime journalist and Jobs biographer Brent Schlender, the answer was an easy Elon Musk…. the Tesla Motors Inc. and Space-X CEO, and chairman of SolarCity Corp. for his space aspirations — Musk ultimately wants to set up a human colony on Mars — and electric car.”

Booton reports, “Musk, he says, has ‘the track record and ability to build enthusiasm and paint a beautiful picture of how the future should be,’ similar to the way Jobs could.”

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MacDailyNews Take: We shall see.

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