Mike Davidson on the Twitter/Elon thing
… we all found out this month that the company is now on the cusp of going private again, at the hands of Elon Musk.
Some people — although no employees I am aware of — seem to think this is the greatest news in the world. Some people think it’s the worst news they could imagine. Is it possible though that it’s neither?– Mike Davidson, Anchors Away
A great perspective on it all. About as baby-bear porridge as it gets. Mike covers a ton of different angles and possibilities that all seem like real possibilities. The outcomes are all totally unknown, but the choices are guessable.
One thing that I can’t shake from my mind is employee retention. If Elon goes “Maniac Mode”, as Mike put it, and the existing employees aren’t into the choices, I gotta think that’s gonna cost you a heaping pile of employees. If you lose a bunch of deep expertise in, ya know, actually running the Twitter machine, I have doubts that you can just hire-up really quick and actually execute on anything.