Elon's April 1 tweets: part of an emerging leadership style?

First his tweets and then my comments ...

Almost all commenters appear to love Elon's April 1 tweets. But one person commented "CEOs of public companies shouldn't be putting out tweets like this Elon. Let's get real here, stay focused on what you need to be doing for shareholders."

I thought this must be from someone with no skin in the game ... maybe an academic ... like Paul Krugman, who has a history of making false economic predictions. Or maybe from a "journalist" – again, someone with no skin in the game (unless they're on the field in Afghanistan). Turns out, he belongs in the journalist category.

1. This guy is trying to lecture Elon Musk ... so out of touch with reality!

2. It appears he couldn't lighten up after reading Fool's Day tweets and yet he describes himself as a "Happy and Positive Guy" (see twitter profile of Brian Sozzi) ... isn't that hypocrizzi?

3. He wants to control other people's behavior and speech and thought ... this is EVIL

Elon, in his tweets, creatively combined three things: (a) Stupidity of his critics (b) Humor (b) Timing.

Now ... I do not know how things will turn out for Tesla and I choose to ignore the Sozzi hypocrizzi. What I do want to say is ... people are being deceived by so-called "mainstream" media and therefore ...
We need to hear directly from the leaders, whether they're company CEOs or our country's President or Prime Minister.
A few leaders like Elon are adapting to the situation and are having a direct no-nonsense conversation with people.

Elon and his type have set up the "Don't fake" style of leadership: no podiums, no scripted speech, no teleprompters, no pretense of civility, and no political correctness (a trick to please everyone while hiding one's real agenda).

Nothing CEOish about it? So be it.

Elon and his type are real. They're human (we can see their flaws). They're brave risk-takers (we can see their scars).

I love them.


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