Good morning! Elon Musk was in court yesterday with some interesting takes on what it means to be a CEO. Let’s take a closer look at what he said.
Elon Musk, the un-CEO
Elon Musk is CEO of Tesla, Twitter, SpaceX, and The Boring Company. But you shouldn’t think of him as a regular CEO, he told a Delaware court yesterday, as he took the stand to argue the case for his $56 billion Tesla compensation package as part of a shareholder lawsuit against him.
“CEO is often viewed as somewhat of a business-focused role,” Musk told the court, which is certainly an interesting way to start off a sentence.
- “In reality, my role is much more that of an engineer developing technology and making sure that we develop breakthrough technologies and that we have a team of incredible engineers who can achieve those goals,” he added.
- “At SpaceX it’s really that I’m responsible for the engineering of the rockets and Tesla for the technology in the car that makes it successful,” he said. Just call him technoking, right?
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