- Elon Musk & # 39; s tweets are very fun for journalists and probably provide CEO with a therapeutic outlet in a stressful life.
- But the habit has not been fine.
- Musk's attitude to treating tweets as a game believes in the gravity of the mission he says he is fighting for.
- If he really cares about the cause he wants us to care about, Musk must delete his Twitter account. Right now.
You really have to quit Twitter.
Tweets have already got you and your business in trouble. If you don't look at it, they can end your mission at Tesla, which can be harmful, even catastrophic to everyone involved.
Surely you can see that regardless of the benefits, your continued tweeting just isn't worth the risk.
Look, I'll get it. As someone who has fired his fair share of unpleasant or unhappy tweets and Facebook posts, I understand. I know how hard it can be to stop yourself.
It's so seductive. It's the excitement you get from shooting just what you think or feel right at the moment, unfiltered. It's the excitement that comes from the immediate reactions you get. It is the adrenaline speed to engage in heated debate with critics, back and forth.
And look as a journalist, I love it. It's nothing boring than a CEO statement that has been distilled through a public relations department, removed by something halfway interesting or edgy. It is very fun to hear and write about the uncensored Elon Musk, or Elon Tusk, that your last Twitter would love to have.
Elon, your tweets are out of hand
But you have to quit. For your own good, for your shareholders' sake, for your business's sake, you must go away. Your tweets ̵
In the past year, on Twitter and elsewhere, you've raved at journalists, whistleblowers and financial analysts. You have accused a cave diver of being a pedophile without any evidence. You have mistakenly claimed to have "funding secured" to take Tesla privately. You have turned to the Securities and Exchange Commission, which duplicates the "Shortseller Enrichment Commission"
Just last week, you told your Twitter after Tesla expects to make 500,000 cars this year, before being recognized four hours later that it really only expects to make around 400,000. Oj . And even after they tweet increased the eyebrows of the SEC, you went after the agency again on Twitter.
What have you got to air the spleen? Well, it's true that many fans have liked tweets. And you've got a lot of publicity for them. So, I guess that's something.
On the other hand, you and your company face several lawsuits as a result of forced coercion. Thanks to your "finance-secured" tweets, SEC forced you to go down as Tesla's chairman, add new independent directors to the company's board, and demand that you and the company pay a $ 20 million fine. And now, as a result of your tweets on Tesla's production number – and not getting them pre-approved by lawyers in the company – consider a federal judge seriously keeping you in contempt for the court, a move that could lead to another big fine and in you will be removed as Tesla's CEO.
Read this: SEC says that Elon Musk broke up his settlement with the agency and asks for a judge to keep him in contempt for the court
Perhaps it is just me, but all the corpses you have received do not work just as important in comparison.
Our warming plan needs you to stop being a donkey
Look, as much joy as tweeting can give you, you have greater consideration. As you know, Tesla is not in the most stable positions. It still tries to ramp up the production of Model 3 and produce a version that is really priced for regular consumers, not to mention one that is a bit more flawless. It has a factory to build and open in China and production to ramp there. It has almost $ 1 billion debt payment to make next month. It has an increasing number of challengers in the electric car market.
And with all the leaders who have left recently, Tesla needs your full attention – or at least as much as you can give it when you're not running SpaceX or Boring Company. Your employees count on you, as your shareholders.
Heck, the rest of us count on you too. If the world is to ward off global warming, we will need electric vehicles to replace gas powered and soon. And Tesla has been at the forefront of establishing a true mass market for electric cars and pushing the traditional car manufacturers to increase the build-up of their electric vehicles.
I know you hate the SEC right now, but the agency really seems like it was trying to protect you from yourself. By requiring Tesla to put in place a policy of communicating with the shareholders and making it responsible for someone's pre-approval of tweets, the agency was in a way trying to help you protect your worst impulses.
You have shown that you want to ignore such warranties, that when it comes to Twitter, nothing will keep you back. And your closest friends, that is, Tesla's regime, have made it clear that they are not going to have an "intervention" to destroy you.
So I think it's time for you to volunteer and preemptively take a more dramatic step.
Exit Twitter. Just delete it from your phone. Log out of the social network in your browser and close the tab.
I promise you will feel much better. And then the rest of us will.
Well, maybe not us journalists, but you don't like us much anyway.