I read your posts at Columbia Law School Blue Sky blog, about the cultish nature of many cryptocurrency and other business visionaries. You mentioned Masayoshi Son in your November 2022 post, and here, back in 2021. You were correct then, and now. Son has had YET ANOTHER terrible year in 2022! It seems that he now personally owes SoftBank about $4.7 billion after more Vision Fund losses.
I am skeptical of these tech idols and their outsize roles among both retail AND investment professionals. This Harvard Business School Review article — an interview of Masayoshi Son in 1992 — does nothing to convince me that he knew what he was doing then, any better than he does now! https://hbr.org/1992/01/japanese-style-entrepreneurship-an-interview-with-softbanks-ceo-masayoshi-son Perhaps Elon will be different. That still remains to be seen!