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[$$] Elon Musk’s weakness for self-promotion masks his potential

Pilita Clark

There has never been anyone quite like Elon Musk in my lifetime. Fewer have been compared with Thomas Edison or amassed Mr Musk’s rock star-sized fan base. None has sent a red electric sports car into orbit with a space-suited dummy in the driver’s seat called Starman, as Mr Musk did in February.