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MKBHD interviews Elon Musk - August 15, 2018

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One of my favorite YouTubers to watch is Marques Brownlee, aka MKBHD. I just watched his video where he spends some time with Elon, just over 15 minutes long. The factory is behind them, machines moving, one guy in the bottom on the line doing work, etc. Very interesting interview, you get a good sense of Elon’s personality when he is talking with someone he likes (as opposed to certain Wall Street analysts, etc.)

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In sharp contrast with the August 16, 2018 interview with the New York Times:

Elon Musk Details ‘Excruciating’ Personal Toll of Tesla Turmoil

Elon Musk, the chairman and chief executive of the electric-car maker Tesla. “This past year has been the most difficult and painful year of my career,” he said. Credit: Noah Berger/Bloomberg
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I'm kind of in agreement with some of the board. He should lay off the Twitter addiction. He's in serious trouble with the SEC over "funding secured". A simple mental error that has the potential to land him in a jail cell.

The obsessive behaviors he exhibits are a big factor here, specifically his compulsion with short sellers. He needs Ambien to sleep over it?

I work a lot of hours too, but I can and do walk away from it for long periods. I can do that and he should too. He's not the only one who knows how to run things. I think he might be afraid to find out that the company can succeed without him.

Musk said:
“if you have anyone who can do a better job, please let me know. They can have the job. Is there someone who can do the job better? They can have the reins right now.”
I don't believe he's serious about that for one minute. Turning it over to someone else is the last thing he'll do, and the first thing he should do. The SEC would probably back off if he did.
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