Elon Musk, the world’s biggest known magnate has yet to make another controversial statement. He stated that he is uninterested in being Twitter’s CEO, but that he expects people to listen to him regardless.
“I just want to make sure the product evolves quickly and well,” he added.
During his first meeting with Twitter employees this week, Elon Musk stated that he is uninterested in becoming the company’s CEO.
“Being CEO entails a slew of responsibilities. And all I want is for the product to evolve quickly and in a positive way “According to an hour-long meeting recording reviewed by Insider.
“I don’t mind what the title is. But people must listen to me “He continued.
At his companies SpaceX and Tesla, the billionaire has expressed a similar philosophy on executive titles. According to official SEC filings, Musk renamed himself “Techno King” in March 2021, and Chief Financial Officer Zach Kirkhorn “Master of Coin.”
“All of these other titles are completely made up,” Musk previously stated at The Wall Street Journal’s 2021 CEO Council Summit. “So CEO is a made-up title, CFO is a made-up title, the general counsel is a made-up title… They mean nothing.”
Musk explained at Thursday’s Twitter all-hands meeting that at SpaceX and Tesla, he is more concerned with engineering and production than the administrative and operational responsibilities that come with the CEO title. If Musk’s deal to buy Twitter goes through, the billionaire has stated that he intends to focus his efforts on the app’s “software and product design.”
“If I say, ‘Hey, we need to improve the product in the following way and add these features,’ I expect people to listen to me,” he told Twitter employees.