Elon Musk was said to enter into ‘demon mode’ for increased productivity, as revealed by biographer Walter Isaacson

  • Elon Musk’s ex, musician Grimes, coined the term ‘demon mode’ to describe him acting ‘dark’ and without empathy, according to Isaacson.
  • Isaacson detailed Musk’s ‘maniacal sense of urgency’ that he believed spurred his productivity but could be intimidating to employees.
  • Isaacson suggested Musk critiqued employees constructively most of the time but could be ‘problematic,’ particularly insensitive to extenuating circumstances.
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