Peter, good questions. It is natural to glorify the founder brand over the product. I was publisher of Forbes during the time Malcolm Forbes died. Everyone thought it was over. The company had its best record that year. I suppose Tesla benefits from the fact Musk is an extraordinary genius, and he’s not the inventor, which helps in case he does take off. As to his being a liability, in this era, every CEO is waiting for their image to get trashed by something ridiculously irrelevant. This is a tough time to be boss.

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