Elon Musk is quickly becoming a household name as the CEO of Tesla Motors, a company dedicated to redesigning how our cars are powered. But all that attention also leaves one open to public ridicule, which is exactly what Musk is currently dealing with.
A new book written by Ashlee Vance at Bloomberg technology is promising a behind the scenes look at the eccentric entrepreneur who is also responsible for bringing us SpaceX and PayPal.
Musk is reported to work for an insane 23 hours a day sometimes, and even reportedly lectured an employee who had to miss work due to his wife giving birth. The book contains a supposed email from Musk to the anonymous employee that stated, “That is no excuse. I am extremely disappointed. You need to figure out where your priorities are. We’re changing the world and changing history, and you either commit or you don’t.”
Tesla Motors, nor Musk himself, have issued any statements regarding the release of the new book. Which doesn’t necessarily paint a wholly bad picture of the strict boss, especially when we have all come to expect this kind of thing from the billionaires of the world. Steve Jobs and Bill Gates were both known for their incredible work ethic, but questionable business ethics. It looks to the boys at Beneful as if Musk is boarding the billionaires train to crazy town.