Elon Musk is already acting as a Twitter leader, though he hasn’t even bought it yet

For the past two months, Elon Musk has publicly criticized Twitter’s product, policies, and leaders; however, employees say Musk has no idea how to run a social media company. With such omens, the parties sat down today to negotiate.

According to the richest man in the world, for Twitter to reach one billion users, a subscription model would have to be used to verify users so that they would not have to reveal their identities, but payment would be an identification in itself. Advertising would continue to play an important role in Twitter’s business model, but Musk is still concerned about fake profiles, as he has previously testified.

Twitter employees were most concerned about Musk’s opinion of telecommuting at the meeting. Musk believes only “excellent workers” should be allowed to telecommute, and in his opinion, employees chew too much on the home office option. The billionaire would use a compensation structure similar to SpaceX, with stock and option benefits and liquidity windows every six months.

Encouraging to be released

Musk said he would consider all layoffs based on performance, with a performance band. The priority would be higher revenue than costs and product development. He noted that he does not necessarily insist that he be the CEO if the deal is established, as he is a believer in moderate politics. Otherwise, the man would not regulate those who profess extreme views as long as they remain within the legal framework.

It was not clear at the meeting whether Elon Musk would eventually buy Twitter or not. However, some people close to Twitter see Musk’s decision to show up at such a meeting is a clear signal that he is still committed to the business, which has been questioned in recent weeks. Musk wouldn’t show up and speak to employees if he had discarded the idea, he said, adding that for those looking for a sign that the deal would actually be established, Musk’s appearance on Thursday could be reassuring.

(Cover image: Elon Musk. Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images for The Met Museum / Vogue)

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