Since the eccentric businessman Elon Musk acquired the social network Twitter, last Monday, April 25interest in working on the platform grew more than 250%, according to an article in the magazine fortune. However, from the specialized economics publication they also warned that current employees are “nervous” with the arrival of the billionaire.
“While countless Musk fans, and a slight majority of Americans – 59% – approve of the acquisition, according to recent data from The Harris Poll, some current Twitter employees worry that it will drastically change the company’s culture and overall direction”, maintains the journalist’s note Colin Lodewick.
the article of fortune was spread through social networks and brought some controversy, so Musk himself took it upon himself to clarify some points through your personal Twitter account. The new owner of the platform explained his vision of the social network and also gave an idea of what employees can expect under his leadership.
Musk remarked that he “strongly” believes that all managers in a technical area must be “technically excellent”. And he charted the concept: “Software managers must write great software or it’s like being a cavalry captain who can’t ride a horse!” he maintained.
Lastly, he spoke of what will work ethic be like during his leadership and issued a warning. “Besides, work ethic expectations would be extreme, but much less than what I demand of myself”, clarified the billionaire born in South Africa.
How Elon Musk managed to take over Twitter
Elon Musk started buying shares of Twitter in January this year and came to have a 5% stake in the company on March 14. Nevertheless, on April 14 it first announced its intention to acquire the social network.
Offered $54.20 per shareand although at first the idea was not seen favorably by the Board of Directors, in two weeks he successfully closed an agreement to keep Twitter for 44,000 million dollars.
“Freedom of expression is the basis of a democracy that works, and Twitter is the digital square where vital issues for the future of humanity are debated”, Said the 50-year-old businessman the day the news of his progress in the negotiations with the social network was known. And he stressed his intention is that the platform “be better than ever.”
“Also I want to make Twitter better than everenhancing the product with new features, making the algorithms open source for boost confidence, defeating spam bots and authenticating all humans”, specified the billionaire. “Twitter has huge potential: I am looking forward to working with the company and the user community to unlock it,” he added.
The Nation / Argentina / GDA.