advent calendar: Martin Söderström fascinated by Tesla-founder
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the COVER 9. There are good years. There are bad years. And then there are years that are a bit all over the place. Elon Musk had one of the latter.
For us who are fascinated by Tesla-founder, techbiljardären and toktomten Elon Musk was the year that soon is over a sjujäkla ride.
It is difficult to know where to start. But we start with a tweet from the 7th of August.
”Am considering taking Tesla's private at $420. Funding secured.”
That a ceo of a publicly traded company, suddenly and from nowhere, releasing potentially kursskadande and also illegal information via Twitter is... unusual. The stock market went bananas. The us securities and went bananas. Näringslivspressen went bananas. Fans cheered. They typically make it.
It is enough to Musk sneezes to among the spectators admiring that'll make the wave. To tweeten, moreover, contained an ill-concealed drogreferens (”420” is a well-known stoner-the term for smoking cannabis) was among the spectators admiring that to love him even more.
Otherwise, then? I mean. It lunkade on. Tesla had supply problems. Musks company SpaceX began building a rocket to fly to Mars. And on Instagram told the artist Azealia Banks that she was held trapped in the Elons Malibu-villa of Musk and his girlfriend Grimes. Shortly thereafter smoked Musk languages live in the podcast The Joe Rogan Experience. Tesla shares fell 9 percent.
Mo shrugged their shoulders and let the other companies of The boring company, start to build a flamethrower instead. They are named, incidentally, not a flamethrower.
But laughs best who laughs last. The cars started to finally roll out and Tesla made a profit for the first quarter in a long time. Merry christmas, in other words.