After appointing Linda Yaccarino as the new Twitter CEO, Elon Musk said that he would get more time to manage things at Tesla. And he didn’t pass the statement casually. Mr Musk has already started paying extra attention to Tesla, according to a report by The Information. The Tesla CEO wants to personally look into hirings and approve each of them.
Elon Musk’s memo to Tesla employees
The Information reports that Elon Musk sent an email to his Tesla employees on Monday, in which he stated that no new hirings can be made unless he personally gives his approval to them. Even contractors can’t be hired without Musk’s approval. He further told the employees to send him a list of hiring requests on a ‘weekly basis’. Not only this, Musk also told the executives to ‘think carefully’ before submitting these requests.
It is no secret that a lot of Musk’s personal wealth is tied in Tesla’s stocks. The entrepreneur was one of the early investors of the company and eventually went on to hold the largest shares in the automobile company. The electric car brand was founded as Tesla Motors in July 2003 by Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning. In 2004, Musk became the largest shareholder of the company by investing a gigantic amount of USD 6.5 million. He then assumed his role as the CEO and product architect of the company in 2008.
However, ever since he took over Twitter in October 2022, a lot of his attention got divided and the developments at Twitter made more headlines than what was going on at Tesla. Now that Musk has a new CEO for Twitter, he is shifting his focus back to Tesla.
“Obviously, bringing on Linda allows me to devote more time to Tesla, which is exactly what I will be doing,” he had tweeted recently.
Twitter new CEO on her role
Elon Musk had welcomed the new Twitter CEO via a tweet and had said that she will assume her new role in a couple of weeks.
Responding to Musk’s tweet, Linda Yaccarino wrote that she has been ‘inspired by Musk’ and is excited to help transform Twitter. She wrote, “I’ve long been inspired by your vision to create a brighter future. I’m excited to help bring this vision to Twitter and transform this business together!”
In another tweet, she wrote that she is not ‘as prolific as Musk’ on this platform yet but she is quite committed to building Musk’s Twitter 2.0.
“I see I have some new followers, I’m not as prolific as @elonmusk (yet!), but I’m just as committed to the future of this platform. Your feedback is VITAL to that future. I’m here for all of it. Let’s keep the conversation going and build Twitter 2.0 together,” her tweet read.
As the new CEO of Twitter, Yaccarino will be primarily focused on business operations, while Musk will be responsible for product design and new technology.
Yaccarino has earlier worked at NBC Universal for two decades. In 2022, she had asked Musk to stop tweeting after 3 am during an interview.