Tesla CEO Elon Musk is losing it.
If Wednesday’s earnings see was any show, Musk — already known for his kookiness — really doesn’t care what anyone imagines of his demeanor or approach to running an electric car corporation.
During the bawl, Musk went from aloof to maniacally chuckling within a few flogs. When analysts requested some questions, Musk snapped, “Next! ” and lamented that “boring, bonehead questions are not cool.” At one point , perceptibly harassed, he supposed, “These questions are so dry, they’re killing me.”
He then went on a ranting about the media’s role in killing people( something he’s ranted and raved about before) with “irresponsible” headlines about autonomous automobile security. He went on to diss auto company Daimler’s CEO while boasting about his physics knowledge. “I actually learnt physics! ” he giggled.
Musk got defensive about Tesla’s spending and production objectives. “I’m not here to persuade you to buy our stock. Do not buy it if volatility is scary. There you go, ” he snapped.
His investors and Wall st. didn’t take too kindly to the downright nasty therapy on the bawl. Tesla stock — which has already taken a beating in recent weeks — plummeted after Musk’s outbreak.
This was the most recent sign that the eccentric billionaire’s behavior is getting increasingly unhinged.
In the past few months, he’s flogged out and acted erratically. Earlier this year there used to be the flamethrowers. That dangerous gag of an idea seemed to show Musk out of control, but nonetheless having a blast.
Then, on a caprice, he deleted two of his companies’ Facebook pages. It apparently took little convincing after the Cambridge Analytica scandal smashed for the CEO to decide to remove his massively popular social pages. The SpaceX Facebook page had more than 2.6 million likes.
Then, after a humankind succumbed driving a Model X with Autopilot engaged, Musk got into it with a public arguing with federal investigators looking into the crash. This led the National Transportation Safety Board to remove Tesla from the investigation — a rare move.
In the past few months as workplace violation charges pummel the company and Model 3 product lags behind planned, Musk retains tweeting important corporation datum( not unlike a certain White House resident) mingled in with troll-like silliness.
About a year ago, I asked Doug to manage both engineering& production. He agreed that Tesla required eng& prodding better aligned, so we don’t intend cars that are crazy hard to build. Right now, tho, better to divide& subdue, so I’m back to sleeping at factory. Car biz is hell …
— Elon Musk (@ elonmusk) April 2, 2018
I have prehensile eyebrows
— Elon Musk (@ elonmusk) April 30, 2018
Turns out Musk’s been sleeping in the office in the push to catch up production on the Model 3. That uncomfortable couch in the factory might be his undo.