I think if he can really recruit 2 amazing management teams, and get the COO thing to work on the operational side … it’s pretty do-able for a CEO incredibly engaged on product strategy.
It’s what you get sucked into owning a functional area that you get killed.
But, one must suffer. Pixar killed it, but Jobs didn’t seem quite the figurehead there. SpaceX seems to be killing it too, but it feels like Tesla takes more of Musk’s “PR” quota time.
You can own more than one strategic project. And if you are brilliant, with a brilliant team, you can do both.
But one of them has to get less of your attention.
That feels like Square.