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    • Here’s the highlights of his call with institutional investors:

      Elon Musk launched into an expletive-laden rant on Tesla’s earnings call Wednesday, calling shelter-in-place orders “fascist” and demanding political officials “give people back their g-- d--- freedom.”
“To say that they cannot leave their house and they will be arrested if they do, this is fascist,” he said, before the call abruptly cut out. “This is not democratic—this is not freedom.”

    • when he called the cave diver who saved the trapped children a "Paedo", I lost all respect for him. Musk won the court case when a jury accepted that:the phrase "pedo guy" was common in South Africa, where he grew up.

      That phrase wouldn't have been accepted by a jury in Ireland or UK.

      It was an ugly remark by a petulant man.

    • I’ve wondered what it must be like to have as much at stake as Elon, and whether that’s making Trump crack too.

      Elon has somehow willed Tesla into what it is, cheating bankruptcy so many times by the thinnest of margins and now it looked like finally he could be entering the pantheon of Edison, Ford and Jobs. Then out of nowhere, calamity he has no control over that must be making him crazy.

      Imagine Trump thinking he had a weak opponent, a record economy, rising poll numbers...And what if his hotels are in trouble?

      Neither of these guys, I hear, were likeable in the best of times by people who worked with them closely.

    • I can’t even imagine how much pressure Elon is under. Just look at the Tesla’s stock performance over the last 6 months.

      Tesla stock rose from $300 to $900 in 4 months then dropped to $350 in 1 month and finally back to $800 in the last month. That is a roller coaster unlike any other. So much on the line and so much out of his hands, in terms of government’s imposed shelter-in-place. You can’t out innovate governments orders.

      To be clear, I’m not defending his actions or reasoning. Instead, I am pointing out the fact that stocks drive publicly traded companies, putting enormous pressures on their CEOs.

    • What is the arrogance as a CEO to tell the world that your company’s stock price is too high?

      Apparently the world listened to him and the stock dropped a hundred dollars within hours of his tweet.

      Tesla Inc. shares plunged after Elon Musk said the electric-car maker’s stock is too high in a stream of tweets reminiscent of the posts that securities regulators sued him over in 2018.

      The chief executive officer posted more than a dozen times in a span of less than a 75 minutes Friday, claiming he’s selling “almost all” of his physical possessions and won’t own a house. He also renewed his call for reopening the economy.

      Hours later, Tesla’s head of human resources for North America told employees that furloughs will be extended at least another week. The carmaker’s shares fell 10% to close at $701.32.

      Source: Tesla Falls as Musk Says Stock Too High in 2018-Style Tweets

    • From the discussion on CNBC late this afternoon, IF Elon really sent out that tweet that the stock price was too high, then there is pretty credible conjecture that he violated his consent decree he signed when he got criticized by the FTC when he was bragging about taking Tesla private again, and had to step down as CEO.

      There was also discussion about whether his phone could have been hacked, and someone else made that recent tweet.

    • Perhaps his impending fatherhood was on his mind and he will now return to a state of sanity.

      On Monday, the Canadian singer welcomed her first child with the Tesla creator. "Mom & baby all good," Elon shared the exciting news on Twitter after a fan asked for a baby update. (E News)

      Can you imagine working for Tesla and wondering what tomorrow will bring? It must be a bleeding ulcer fun ride for his executives.

    • Executives are the last ones I'd worry about. Poor snowflakes. In any company. Middle tier oligarchy are the ones with their pants on fire, usually. And the lowly workers / soldiers who carry the grunt and take all of the abuse. But if a company is well manged and has the right, visionary leaders who actually do care about it, this should not happen.