Three CEOs known for being the leading innovators of our times have one personality trait in common, which why Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and the late Steve Jobs are so successful. 

According to the author and historian Walter Isaacson, Musk, Gates and Jobs were very unemotional when dealing with their employees or colleagues. However, they are also uncompromising about fulfilling their visions for businesses, Isaacson said on CNBC’s Squawk Box. 

Isaacson, who wrote Job’s biography and is working on a book about Musk, said he sees a direct comparison between Musk and Jobs’ social bluntness. 

“That ability …

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