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Elon Musk: Always A Douche

Started by garbon, July 15, 2018, 07:01:42 PM

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Maladict

Quote from: Valmy on September 05, 2018, 03:41:01 PM
Quote from: Zoupa on September 05, 2018, 03:29:24 PM
I'm one of those rabid Musk fanboys. Super disappointed that he can go off the rails like that  :(

Yeah me to. Dude needs to focus on what is important and get off social media.

It's really disappointing. Maybe he's having some kind of breakdown from the pressure he's under, but that's not much of an excuse.

Admiral Yi

I like Musk, but more importantly, I want my Tesla shares to rise.

Incidentally, dude is tubbier than I thought he was, based on this vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mr9kK0_7x08&t=344s

Barrister

Quote from: Zanza on September 05, 2018, 03:02:09 PM
I find it surprising that a seemingly unbalanced individual like him can become CEO of a billion dollar enterprise.

Or president of the sole superpower...

He's kind of made from the Steve Jobs mold.  If he wasn't an egotistical SOB I doubt he'd have been able to founded two separate billion dollar companies that are trying to change the world.

I admire the heck out of the man, but he is not someone I'd really want to have a beer with.
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garbon

Yeah, I can see admiring his skills but I don't see how that translates to liking the man. He seems repugnant.
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Richard Hakluyt

I think he may actually be mentally ill from overwork; apparently he has been working 120 hours per week; he needs to step back and take a break, maybe get some help.

The Larch

If we're into Musk gossipping, did you guys read the story about him being stoned off his mind when he tweeted about Tesla going off the stock exchange and considering some kind of share buyback, and then freaking the hell out when he realized he could be facing charges for that?

derspiess

Quote from: Barrister on September 05, 2018, 04:05:58 PM
He's kind of made from the Steve Jobs mold.  If he wasn't an egotistical SOB I doubt he'd have been able to founded two separate billion dollar companies that are trying to change the world.

I admire the heck out of the man, but he is not someone I'd really want to have a beer with.

Kind of goes along with how most successful football coaches are absolute assholes.
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Malicious Intent

He is known to often rely on medication (Ambien) to get some sleep. That drug can seriously mess you up.

Musk must really learn to reduce his workload, delegate more and take some time for himself. But then again, he would probably just found another company as a hobby, as he did with the Boring Company.

At SpaceX he has Gwynne Shotwell as COO, who complements him well and is very effective at running the business side of the company. No such person at Tesla.

The Minsky Moment

Not to mention Shotwell is the ideal name for a rocket company exec.
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PJL

Well if we're going down that route, then Musk is in the wrong business, he should be setting up a fragrance company

mongers

Quote from: Malicious Intent on September 06, 2018, 08:33:50 AM
He is known to often rely on medication (Ambien) to get some sleep. That drug can seriously mess you up.

Musk must really learn to reduce his workload, delegate more and take some time for himself. But then again, he would probably just found another company as a hobby, as he did with the Boring Company.

At SpaceX he has Gwynne Shotwell as COO, who complements him well and is very effective at running the business side of the company. No such person at Tesla.

Is his behaviour more or less repugnant that Rosanne Bar's 'drug induced' racism?
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The Larch

QuoteTesla shares crash after Elon Musk smokes joint on live web show
Two senior executives quit electric carmaker as market value falls 8%

Malicious Intent


alfred russel

People are debating about Musk in terms of what kind of guy he is, but it seems like he is having a breakdown and needs some help.
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Jacob

Quote from: alfred russel on September 07, 2018, 12:41:27 PM
People are debating about Musk in terms of what kind of guy he is, but it seems like he is having a breakdown and needs some help.

Yeah that's not a bad theory to fit the observable facts.