Leadership

Why Elon Musk’s ‘hardcore’ management style sucks

- November 25, 2022 4 MIN READ

As a case study in how to implement organisational change, Elon Musk’s actions at Twitter will go down as the gold standard in what not to do. Among other things, the evidence shows successful organisational change requires: a clear, compelling vision that is communicated effectively; employee participation; and fairness in the way change is implemented.… Read more »

Social Media

Is Twitter’s ‘blue tick’ worth the money? And what will happen if you buy one?

- November 8, 2022 4 MIN READ

Following Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter on October 27, the world’s richest man proposed a range of controversial changes to the platform. With mounting evidence that he is making it up as he goes along, these proposals are tweeted out in a stream-of-consciousness manner from Musk’s Twitter account. Primarily to raise revenue, one of the… Read more »

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Climate Tech

Elon Musk bet on batteries, fellow billionaire Twiggy Forrest on green hydrogen – but we’ll need both to power the future

- October 11, 2022 3 MIN READ

The battle of the billionaires has become the stuff of headlines. The world’s richest man, Elon Musk, has gone head-to-head with Australia’s richest man, billionaire Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest. Musk, founding investor in battery-powered car giant Tesla, has famously mocked hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles as “mind-bogglingly stupid”. Forrest has just placed a very large bet on green… Read more »

People

Here’s what it would be like if Elon Musk bought a burrito like his Twitter acquisition

- June 25, 2022 2 MIN READ

• Elon Musk spies a burrito cart -> Elon Musk wants a burrito. • He doesn’t want to pay for it. • Suggests via tweet that the burrito cart guy, sixty-eight-year-old Miguel Chumacero, should just let him have the burrito. Specifically, the ‘Giga-Chad’ Trinidad Scorpion Chilli Breakfast Burrito. • Burrito cart guy unimpressed with early… Read more »

Global tech

BILLIONAIRES BICKER: Elon Musk’s now having a war of words with Atlassian’s Scott Farquhar over working from home

- June 3, 2022 2 MIN READ

Twitter pugilist Elon Musk has a new war to fight on the micro-blogging site he’s buying. After ordering his executives back into the office for a “minimum” of 40 hours a week via email, Musk followed up with an all staff email saying “If you don’t show up, we’ll assume you’ve resigned”. Taking a dig… Read more »

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Business

Elon Musk’s wrong about free speech on social media – the problem lies in the algorithms

- May 19, 2022 4 MIN READ

Imagine there is a public speaking square in your city, much like the ancient Greek agora. Here you can freely share your ideas without censorship. But there’s one key difference. Someone decides, for their own economic benefit, who gets to listen to what speech or which speaker. And this isn’t disclosed when you enter, either.… Read more »

Other tech

Elon Musk claims his Neuralink brain chip could ‘cure’ tinnitus within 5 years, but here’s why it may take longer

- May 5, 2022 3 MIN READ

The human brain is said to be the most complex biological structure ever to have existed. And while science doesn’t fully understand the brain yet, researchers in the expanding field of neuroscience have been making progress. Neuroscientists have made substantial inroads towards mapping the complex functions of the brain’s 85 billion or so neurons and… Read more »