Walter Isaacson, the biographer who chronicled the lives of Steve Jobs, Benjamin Franklin and Leonardo da Vinci, is turning his attention to the existence and career of Elon Musk. The Tesla CEO announced the project in a tweet Wednesday.
Once you’re queer about Tesla, SpaceX & my general goings on, @WalterIsaacson is writing a biography
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 5, 2021
Musk said that Isaacson has shadowed him “for several days so far,” although he later added that an autobiography may probably peaceful be in the cards one day. It’s unclear when the guide will be released or how far along Isaacson is in the project. His biography on Steve Jobs (aptly titled “Steve Jobs“) took extra than two years and included interviews with extra than 100 of Jobs’ peers.
Musk has been the matter of a quantity of books, but Isaacson is the most high-profile biographer yet to take on his chronicle. The author is at the moment a professor at Tulane University and was previously 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 existence and work consist of Ashlee Vance’s 2015 biography, “Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future,” by which Musk participated; Ed Niedermeyer’s “Ludicrous: The Unvarnished Anecdote of Tesla Motors” and this month’s release of Tim Higgins’ “Energy Play: Tesla, Elon Musk, and the Wager of the Century.”
Musk and Higgins had a temporary back-and-forth about a section of “Energy Play” describing a particularly sharp interaction between him and Apple CEO Tim Cook dinner. The conversation, which Higgins reported in his guide and took place over the phone, was over Cook dinner’s purported pastime in acquiring Tesla back in 2016. As Higgins tells it, Musk tells Cook dinner he’s involved, but on the condition that he be instated as CEO of Apple — to which Cook dinner replies, “F—you.”
Musk maintained in a tweet that he and Cook dinner have by no means spoken or written to each other. Higgins responded that the anecdote came from of us that reported as hearing Musk’s recounting of the conversation at the time. He added that Musk was given tons of alternatives to comment on the anecdote. “He didn’t,” he said.