Isaacson is a disciplined and impressive author who, understandably, focused far more on the negative incidence than Musk's remarkable achievements. This is what journalists tend to do but it doesn't give balanced credit to the magnitude of Musk's many interventions and remarkable skills. Isaacson makes it sound like Musk is always at war but this wouldn't explain how Musk has garnered so much loyalty while achieving more than any other entrepreneur or industrialist the world has seen. If Musk is truly more often unpleasant than decent, why are Tesla and SpaceX repeatedly in the two top spots for job selection by the best engineering schools? Why was the remarkable Jim Keller blown away by Musk's first principles thinking in a field Musk shouldn't have known much about? How did Musk manage to be the lead architect in designing the Holy Grail of rocket engines, full-flow staged combustion cycle with seperate turbines for the oxidiser and the fuel, something neither the Russians nor the Americans had managed to do? These are important themes that Isaacson didn't balance well possibly because doing so would have made the book too technical. Sure, Isaacson highlighted the fiery stories of which there are bound to be many for someone pushing so hard to change the world but his gentler, inspirational stories were too few to explain why so many people want to work for him and why his inner circle supports him so intensely. As a single example of Isaacson's lack of foresight he effectively writes off The Boring Company as one of Musk's failures in just a couple of paragraphs. This is a company to which Musk has dedicated less than 2% of his time yet its Las Vegas achievements, despite endless red tape, are astonishing. The moment FSD is allowed to operate in those tunnels their utility will increase by a couple of orders of magnitude while their efficacy and economic sense will become glaringly obvious. Unfortunately Isaacson instead gave the media endless fodder with which to attack the one being who has done the most to help set us on a path for, interalia, reducing noxious emissions. This is a pity.