Another media stunt from Elon Musk. The American billionaire is once again in the spotlight after a surprising statement. “Honestly, I don’t want to be the CEO of any company”he assured during the lawsuit concerning his compensation at Tesla, reports The VergeWednesday, November 16.
Musk refutes his role as CEO
Elon Musk was summoned to a Delaware court to answer for his compensation granted by the board of directors of Tesla, up to 55 billion dollars. Justice had been seized by shareholders who dispute this agreement. The court must decide whether Elon Musk had any influence on the board, but the hearing gradually strayed from the main topic to discuss how Elon Musk manages his time.
The new boss of Twitter justified at length the reason why he no longer wants to be CEO. For him, the name CEO is incorrect concerning him in view of the many tasks incumbent on him. “At SpaceX, I’m responsible for rocket engineering; and at Tesla, automotive technology that makes it successfulhe explained. The CEO is often seen as a somewhat business-oriented role, but in reality my role is much more that of an engineer developing technology.”
Someone else to run Twitter
During this hearing, the billionaire announced that he no longer wanted to hold the position of CEO at Twitter. “I expect to reduce my working time at Twitter and find someone else to run Twitter over time”, he told the court. In fact, Elon Musk had already told investors that he would only hold the position of CEO of the social network for a time. An announcement confirmed a few hours later via a tweet, where Musk promises to “managing Twitter until it is in a position of strength”a schedule that could take “some time”.
While waiting for his future retraining, the tycoon does not waste his time. Since the takeover of the social network for 44 billion dollars at the end of October, a large part of the staff has been laid off, including the majority of the subcontractors. Several engineers also say they were fired after publicly or internally criticizing the company’s leader. But the tribune of Silicon Valley does not intend to stop there.
According to the AP agency, Musk sent an eloquent email to Twitter employees. The email in question asks employees of the company if they wish to stay or leave, being invited to tick yes or no on a dedicated form. The contractor also specifies that employees who have decided to stay will have to “working long hours at high intensity [afin de] build a revolutionary Twitter 2.0 and succeed in an increasingly competitive world”.