I gotta say I’ve been watching this whole implosion of Twitter story with interest. Not because it has anything to do with infidelity — although I did snark about Elon Musk screwing his best friend’s wife last July — but because it’s so text book narcissist freak.
But Tracy, Elon Musk is a billionaire super genius molded from congealed weasel fat! He’s not like mere mortals!
On the contrary, he’s like every awful boss/dim-witted Schmoopie/vainglorious council treasurer/huckster life coach/deadbeat parent/two-bit jerk.
You’ve seen these moves, CN. You’ve lived these moves.
Different FW, same story.
To anyone not following the #RIPTwitter saga, the New York Post reports:
The chaos began Thursday night after Musk, who had fired half of the company’s 7,500 staff after his $44 billion takeover, called on the remaining workers to get on board with “Twitter 2.0” or leave by 5 p.m. A whopping 75% reportedly chose the latter, potentially resulting in an alleged 88% dip in the Twitter workforce since Musk’s acquisition, according to a tweet thread by Fortune techspert Kylie Robison.
Maybe this is three-dimensional chess and we cannot comprehend the deep sophistication of this business strategy.
Or maybe Elon Musk is just an average, dime-store narcissist.
I vote narcissist.
1.) He totally underestimates everyone. Who are these little people? Their contributions are invisible to me. I’m sure they will not be missed.
2.) He totally overestimates himself. I know more about the inner workings of Twitter than a thousand highly trained software engineers. Certainly my company is the only company in the entire world that these highly trained software engineers wish to work at. No one else would date you, Bryon!
3.) Demands unreciprocated devotion. Go hard core or go home! Your current exertions are insufficient. Exhaustion is baseline. Do more! Do better! (No, I’m not raising your pay.)
5.) Distracts from his self-inflicted mess with hail Mary plays for kibbles. Behold my chaos! I’ll let Trump back on Twitter!
6.) Is completely unprepared for the consequences. I have investors? This company runs on little people? Software engineers are employable elsewhere?
7.) Rebrands the shitshow. I meant it to work out like this. Schmoopie and I are getting married. This is my new business model!
Good luck with that, Elon.