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Elon’s ‘not afraid of blowing issues up’ — ex-Twitter exec on working underneath Musk


A former product director at Twitter, now X, has shed new mild into the as soon as internal workings of the social media agency, together with a few of the peculiarities that include working underneath entrepreneur Elon Musk. 

In a prolonged 2,400-word tweet and accompanying video, Crawford described the pre-Musk Twitter as each “wonderful and horrible” being hamstrung by paperwork, whereas the brand new post-Musk Twitter has been “tough and dramatic.”

“Twitter moved on the velocity of molasses and suffered from paperwork however now X is run by a mercurial chief whose intuition is pushed by the distinctive and undoubtedly bizarre expertise of being the most important voice on the platform.”

Crawford was one of many few members from the unique Twitter workforce that voluntarily stayed on board after Musk took over — a call she stated was made within the hope that the billionaire would start steering the corporate in the best route.

Notably, she was fired together with 200 others in Musk’s February spherical of layoffs.

“I noticed him because the man who constructed unbelievable and enduring corporations like Tesla and SpaceX, so maybe his personal possession might shake issues up and breathe new life into the corporate,” she wrote.

Describing Musk as “daring and galvanizing” she admitted he was “oddly charming and genuinely humorous,” even when he was liable to repeating the identical tales and jokes time and again.

Regardless of his endearing qualities, Musk’s notorious management type turned problematic reasonably rapidly, with Crawford saying that he typically lacked empathy to a “painful” diploma.

Crawford provides that Musk was extraordinarily unpredictable and that many Twitter workers turned scared to current him with dangerous information or opinions that contradicted his personal.

“Because it was exhausting to learn what temper he is likely to be in and what his response can be to any given factor, folks rapidly turned afraid of being referred to as into conferences or having to share unfavourable information with him.”

This incapability to take care of criticism, Crawford defined, in the end led to the creation of a “fanatical and zealous” internal circle that supplied unwavering assist for every little thing Musk stated.

In the end nonetheless, it turned obvious that Musk was “clearly not afraid of blowing issues up” and infrequently seemed outdoors of workers or the trusted members of his internal circle for recommendation on main selections.

“As a substitute he’d ballot Twitter, ask a buddy, and even ask his biographer for product recommendation. At occasions it appeared he trusted random suggestions greater than the folks within the room who spent their lives devoted to tackling the issue at hand. I by no means found out why and stay puzzled by it,” she stated.

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Cointelegraph contacted Twitter for remark however didn’t obtain a right away response.

Since Musk took over the corporate in Oct. 2022, he has launched a wealth of latest crypto and finance-related options to the app.

As a part of its most up-to-date rebranding to “X” Musk intends for the social media platform to change into an “every little thing app” which is able to embrace electrical funds, voice calls and probably some type of integration with the meme token Dogecoin (DOGE).

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