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WanderingEng  ·  301 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Tesla pares losses in volatile trading after falling below $300

Did you see his New York Times interview? It's sort of nuts.

am_Unition  ·  300 days ago  ·  link  ·  

If I were an executive for Ambien, at this point I would be considering issuing a statement condemning the use of Twitter while prescribed Ambien.

katakowsj  ·  301 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I just read it. Thanks.

That dude is coming unraveled at the seams. That sucks for him. His pride and belief that he’s the only one with, or capable of finding, the solutions to the world’s problems is becoming his undoing.

For his sake, hopefully he’ll recognize it before something really bad happens.

francopoli  ·  300 days ago  ·  link  ·  

He's working 200 hours a week and his personal life is unraveling into a divorce and who the hell knows what else. The guy needs to go to Switzerland, sit on a mountain off of all human interactions and just vegetate for a week to recharge or he's gonna lose at least one of his companies.

Nepotist  ·  300 days ago  ·  link  ·  

On the whole, I agree with you; the guy needs to take a serious break and slow down. Being technical, there aren't 200 hours in a week and he's already divorced, and his wife's mementos definitely didn't make Musk seem like a nice person.

The guy does need to realize he definitely isn't the only one who can solve the worlds problems, but my guess is that he feels like he can't take a break until the Model 3 is over the hump, otherwise Tesla's stock will crash. The "easy" smart play would have been to avoid twitter and media engagements in general for the next little while, but with the twitter announcements about taking the company private, I feel like he's boxed himself in. The stock has dropped almost 20% since his "going private" announcement, so there are probably a lot of angry investors out there right now.

francopoli  ·  300 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    Being technical, there aren't 200 hours in a week

He was bragging in a SpaceX interview that he was working 110-120 hours a week, which leaves 40-50 hours TOTAL for not work, ie sleep, commute, food. I can't find the article right now. Now think that he is running three massive endeavours: Tesla, Solar City, SpaceX. And he has a hobby that is pure batshit: Hyperloop. Oh, and a side hustle: The Boring Company.

I was reading about how Zip2 finally canned his ass. One of the points they made back then was Musk cannot delegate... ANYTHING. At All. He's a control freak that has to have his hands in everything. Another article on the delays of the Model 3 were because he keep sticking his ideas into the product design forcing delays to change the tool and die on the assembly line.

I hope the guy kicks ass and delivers on even 1/2 what he is promising, but yea the guy needs to take a big step back and let the smart people he hired step in and run the show for a while.