How Elon Musk Winged It With Twitter, and Everything Else

The New York Times (NYT) (05/03/2022)
  • Elon Musk’s recent spontaneous $44B bid to acquire Twitter aligns with his general approach to business.
  • While most tech titans such as Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos rely heavily on a teams of advisers, Musk has 10 confidants including his brother Kimbal who usually agree with him.
  • In past interviews, Musk has said that his early business forays taught him that initial plans usually end up wrong.
  • While Musk’s gut-driven approach has lead to successes (eg Tesla), it’s also alienated employees and regulators.