21 August, 2018
"This past year has been the most hard and painful of my career", Musk told the Times, which cited people briefed on the matter as saying Tesla is working to recruit an executive to take some of the heat off of Musk.
Investors must have gotten unnerved.
Musk's tweet caused a financial firestorm with Tesla shares immediately skyrocketing by nearly 11 per cent, although in the coming days they lost a good part of what they had gained and tanked further after Musk's interview with the NYT.
He also denied "being on weed" at the time of the tweet and said he saw it as an attempt at transparency, but admitted in the interview on Thursday that no one had seen or reviewed it before he posted it. Observers puzzled over the price he cited. The implications for the company's funding, however, show that exiting the stock market will likely come with costs for Tesla. The tweet reportedly has spurred an investigation by securities regulators. "Weed is not helpful for productivity", he told the Times.
It's clear from the interview that Musk is overworked, and Whiston said the best course may be to bring in another executive to help with day-to-day operations.
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According to the note, Tesla's gross margin comes in at 18 percent for a high-end Model 3, while the BMW 330i records 21 percent.
But Tesla isn't quite normal, with the identity and success of the company tied directly to Musk's intelligence and personality.
Tesla's board has moved to clarify Musk's comments by saying it hasn't received a formal outline of a plan to go private from Musk and hasn't reached a conclusion about whether going private would be achievable for the vehicle maker. But in the interview, he demonstrated an extraordinary level of self-reflection and vulnerability, acknowledging that his myriad responsibilities are taking a steep personal toll.
"The worst is over from a Tesla operational standpoint", he said.
Efforts are also under way to recruit an executive to take some pressure off Mr Musk, the newspaper reported.
If Tesla directors are anxious about Musk - and they should be - here is advice for them: Do your jobs. He said his reference to having secured funding referred to a potential investment by Saudi Arabia's government investment fund.
Musk also took a swipe at short-sellers who bet against Tesla's stock value and whom he says are "desperately pushing a narrative that will possibly result in Tesla's destruction". "Is there someone who can do the job better?"
"There were times when I didn't leave he factory for three or four days - days when I didn't go outside", he said.