© 2022 KUNR
An illustrated mountainscape with trees and a broadcast tower.
Serving Northern Nevada and the Eastern Sierra
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Tech's 'great man' fallacy: Can Elon Musk alone turn Twitter around?

Elon Musk, the world’s richest man, is buying Twitter. But the company is notoriously unprofitable.

Twitter founder Jack Dorsey has called Musk the “singular solution” to the company’s business problems.

Host Scott Tong speaks with Will Oremus, tech writer and analyst at the Washington Post, about the great man fallacy, which he says overstates the importance and power of one prominent man.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

Copyright 2022 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.