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Old 11-16-2022, 07:02 AM   #1221
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Gotta be ‘hardcore’ to work at Twitter.

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Old 11-16-2022, 07:27 AM   #1222
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Musk is a real life version of Kendall Roy.
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Old 11-16-2022, 07:29 AM   #1223
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Twitter is also not Tesla or Space X. Working at Tesla or Space X... You can say we are doing things at these companies that will better humanity or at minimum lead innovation. Twitter is twitter... The amount of people who are going to view working their as a life's mission isn't going to be as great.
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Old 11-16-2022, 07:49 AM   #1224
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He also doesn't understand what Twitter is. "Twitter is a software and servers company". No, you idiot, software and servers are the necessary evil that SUPPORTS what Twitter is. GM doesn't call themselves a tire company because every vehicle gets 4 of them. Just clueless.
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Old 11-16-2022, 08:36 AM   #1225
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I firmly believe he is tanking Twitter in support of Trump.

Once Twitter goes tits up, where's everyone gonna go?
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Old 11-16-2022, 09:07 AM   #1226
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I firmly believe he is tanking Twitter in support of Trump.

Once Twitter goes tits up, where's everyone gonna go?

Probably Mastadon over whatever that Trump-Twitter-ripoff is.

Prediction: Nathan Fielder gathers all of the ex-Twitter employees and creates “Dumb Twitter”.
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Old 11-16-2022, 09:14 AM   #1227
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Twitter is also not Tesla or Space X. Working at Tesla or Space X... You can say we are doing things at these companies that will better humanity or at minimum lead innovation. Twitter is twitter... The amount of people who are going to view working their as a life's mission isn't going to be as great.

I figure maybe Musk should concentrate on building cars and evolving those technologies, tank the rest. Too many pokers in the fire.


Tesla is probably in huge trouble as well...he had the lead as is maybe dumb enough to believe that somehow his engineers are smarter that BMW or Mercedes or the Japanese? Good way to loose the lead, just ask Blackberry.
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Old 11-16-2022, 09:41 AM   #1228
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It’s interesting that some people hold the idea that being rich, and specifically just how rich you are, indicates how well you run companies.

Elon has some very weird defenders who don’t seem to understand a lot about the world. His fanboys on Twitter that follow around defending his every tweet and action are frankly insane.
To your point, there's an excellent article on Defector that goes more into this.

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Gotta be ‘hardcore’ to work at Twitter.

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This is the content I come to this thread for.

He's hilariously dopey.
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Old 11-16-2022, 10:05 AM   #1230
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To your point, there's an excellent article on Defector that goes more into this.

https://defector.com/everything-is-silicon-valley-now/
Max St John breaks it down.


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This is the content I come to this thread for.

He's hilariously dopey.
This is manufactured tyranny!
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Old 11-16-2022, 11:17 AM   #1232
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Just out of curiosity, do you need to update the twitter app to see the people who bought their verification? I am seeing people mock those who got it, but I am not seeing any checks on those guys.
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Old 11-16-2022, 11:38 AM   #1233
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The beatings will continue until morale improves.

I'd probably work for him at SpaceX because f'ing rockets, but making cars? Pushing strings? Nope.
Its obviously working at Tesla as well.

Charlie Munger just yesterday called Tesla a small miracle. High praise from a guy who might know a thing or two about business.

The fact that people can't accept this just speaks to their lack of understanding of what is actually takes to run multi-billion dollar companies. Musk actually does.

I do agree that his way of operating probably won't work at a strictly software company like Twitter. Or that he's making good decisions.
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What Musk is doing is his take on a corporate turnaround. Nothing really earth-shattering here.

Full-disclosure: I wouldn't want to work for Musk, I think Musk is a bit of a buffoon and has made a lot of needless missteps in this process, however it's all pretty formulaic.

Step 1: Reduce spending and get rid of people who Musk doesn't feel contribute. Honestly his success is down to the 10% to 20% of the team that are stars.

Step 2: See what org can do. He did this with a couple of rapid iterations on useless functionality. He also wanted to see how does product respond with all these staff removed?

Step 3: Set an ambitious target, explain the challenges and what's expected of the team. His email last night.

Step 4: Let anybody who doesn't buy into his vision leave.

Step 5: Work this smaller group hard. They can likely be quicker as less bureaucracy and fewer low performers.

There is risk here, as he will lose some good performers that would be useful. Another issue is equity upside for staff - though I suspect he will find a way to get them some options.
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I can accept that Tesla and SpaceX have been wildly successful and still think Musk doesn't know what he's doing with Twitter and has become a self-adoring megalomaniac.
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Musk saying that Twitter is a servers and software company is his Galvin Belson moment.

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LOL I did not realized he's the perfect real-life match for Galvin Belson. That's hilarious haha, Elon is a caricature.
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Musk saying that Twitter is a servers and software company is his Galvin Belson moment.

Funny enough I was just thinking this morning how the Twitter rollercoaster is pretty much like a season of Silicon Valley- He's losing money faster than even Erlich could though at this point it seems
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I figure maybe Musk should concentrate on building cars and evolving those technologies, tank the rest. Too many pokers in the fire.


Tesla is probably in huge trouble as well...he had the lead as is maybe dumb enough to believe that somehow his engineers are smarter that BMW or Mercedes or the Japanese? Good way to loose the lead, just ask Blackberry.
I can see it being swallowed up by one of the American big 3.
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I can see it being swallowed up by one of the American big 3.
TSLA's market cap is $613B

GM's is $57B

I would like my company to buy Royal Bank, but the math isn't my friend.
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