Would you let this man run your team? Image: Getty Images
Nobody strives for failure.
When you first got on this bike without training wheels, your goal wasn’t to fall on the road. It should drive around, possibly in circles, like your older neighbor on the same block.
However, the five-year-olds will listen to their parents and try to imitate their neighbor who can ride successfully. Elon Musk, on the other hand, goes all in on Logan Roy and tries to force Twitter to succeed. He was forced to write a check his butt should never have claimed he had money to buy the company, and now a person with no social media experience (besides crappy postings) is telling professionals in the field, what to do.
He’s owned the world’s breaking news platform for less than a month, and it’s pretty clear he has no idea what to do with it. Musk’s most recent statement is that current Twitter employees must be willing to sign up for “extremely hard work” or take their severance pay and leave.
Maybe Twitter wasn’t making an ideal profit, but the brand was strong. The Washington metro area has largely dismissed its NFL franchise for years, but it’s selling for more than $5 billion. Credibility goes a long way, and Musk destroys Twitter on a daily basis. #RIPJimmyFallon was trending Tuesday and Wednesday because while the Tonight Show host is clearly alive, Musk doesn’t seem to get the meaning of the word verified.
Musk isn’t the first rich know-it-all to ruin a company. It happens all the time in sports, and here are a few examples.