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    • I don't think Ben Horowitz came up with this, but he seemed to have popularized it in the Silicon Valley: "Hire for strength, not absence of weakness."

      I'm not advocating rage firings without knowing anything about the person you're firing, but I can see from an investor's point of view — and even from some employee's point of view — that it's better to have someone like Musk who will go to crazy extremes to save his company, than to have a traditional CEO who closes plants and lays people off when the going gets tough. Musk will skip vacations, sleep under his desk, work to exhaustion to save thousands of jobs but yes, some jobs will get lost unfairly along the way and feelings hurt when he goes irrational.