Ok, before I start let me make a full disclosure. My new Tesla was delivered today. Yes I know it’s a car for the 1 percent, and my modest green initiative of buying an electric vehicle won’t exactly save biosphere. And indeed, I am indebted to Elon Musk, the CEO and chief product architect of Tesla Motors for creating this piece of engineering and technology magic.
However the process of deciding to purchase this vehicle has caused me to reflect on its founder and his place as a candidate as a truly extraordinary CEO – perhaps the greatest of the modern era.