Elon Musk continues to manage Tesla, social media accounts, and every other aspect of his life in remarkably unconventional fashion.
On Sunday Musk emailed every employee at Tesla to let them know about in-house sabotage
In an email sent to employees late Sunday night, Mr. Musk said a disgruntled worker had broken into the company’s computer systems in an attempt to disrupt manufacturing.
“I was dismayed to learn this weekend about a Tesla employee who had conducted quite extensive and damaging sabotage to our operations,” he wrote. “This included making direct code changes to the Tesla Manufacturing Operating System under false usernames and exporting large amounts of highly sensitive Tesla data to unknown third parties.”
Quite an interesting strategy for disseminating private corporate information, wouldn't you say?
Couldn't Elon have told upper management to keep a watchful eye out, then released a public statement after they filed the lawsuit against the disgruntled employee, Martin Tripp, earlier today? Yes. Well, maybe if he was a normal person, but Elon Musk is far from a normal person.
Instead, Elon, being the visionary that he is, took the path less traveled. And with the social tact of a middle school girl, he blurted out crucial information to every employee in his company, just as he blurts out potential SEC violations to the entire Twittersphere.
Oh, and this isn't the only ridiculous thing Musk decided to share with the entire world.
Tesla shares rose Monday, one day after CEO Elon Musk warned short sellers that their positions will “explode” in three weeks when the electric car maker provides updates on production levels for its flagship Model 3.
Musk has no problem telling the media, or investors for that matter, that they are wrong about something. In fact, I assume he gets off on it, just as the Jeopardy producers get off on people stating answers in the form of a question. After all of these unnecessary public episodes, I noticed that Musk works Model 3 production into any interaction he has with the public.
Musk talks about the production numbers with the zeal of a crossfitter, vegan, and divorcee all rolled into one. He's the archetype for all of your annoying coworkers who won't shut up about things you don't want to hear about.
We already saw it in his tweet warning short sellers, so let's look up some other examples
Here he is talking about in the June 12 tweet about layoffs
These cuts were almost entirely made from our salaried population and no production associates were included, so this will not affect our ability to reach Model 3 production targets in the coming months.
And then during his email about the saboteur on Monday
Looking forward to having a great week with you as we charge up the super exciting ramp to 5000 Model 3 cars per week!
Oh, and there is more to come!
Will follow this up with emails every few days describing the progress and challenges of the Model 3 ramp.
Don't get me wrong. This is one of, if not, the largest issues for Tesla as a whole. Which begs the question, if Tesla fails to meet this target after talking about meeting the expectations, will be doing more bad than good to himself and Tesla?
It's no secret to anyone that Elon makes grandiose promises and fails to follow through with those promises quite regularly. And at Tesla's most recent shareholder's meeting there was a small, but recognizable attempt to have musk unseated as the chairman.
As shareholders begin to question the once infallible CEO's ability to follow through on Tesla Model 3 production, these promises change from a desirable outcome to an imperative outcome for Musk and shareholders alike.
Musk was able to out his saboteur this week, but just like the theme park owner is unmasked as the monster terrorizing the roller coaster in a Scooby-Doo Cartoon, Musk will be unmasked as the real Tesla saboteur if he can't pull through on his latest production promises.
Tesla shares rise as Elon Musk rips short sellers [Fox Business]