"Musk is literally inventing entirely new industries," said Sculley. "He's taking on ambitious projects that most of us wouldn't even think about as possible, and he's turning them into incredibly valuable businesses with products that people love.'"
Sculley said look no further than Tesla Motors. "Can you imagine if Tesla had been started as a joint venture between General Motors (GM) and Tesla?" asked Sculley. "What it might look today? It might look like the Chevy Volt. And what did he to? He took on a project that almost bankrupted him, he made his money with PayPal, yet he created a company today that has half the market cap as General Motors."
Sculley said Musk then went on to create Space-X, and he's having terrific success, and followed that by launching Tesla Energy. "This is a man of just incredible talent, he's a 360 executive, one who can manage every aspect of what it takes to build a successful business," he added. Sculley also mentioned that within large corporations, it's difficult to change directions. "There's some talented executives in places like General Motors and IBM (IBM), some of these companies that have been going through really challenging times, and even with talented CEOs, it's very, very hard to change a culture," he said.