The tycoon revealed how many hours he dedicates to each company and what space he reserves for free time.
Many are intrigued by how the multifaceted Elon Musk distributes his time. The tycoon, in addition to directing three large companies, commands new projects and even finds a few moments to tweet.
Speaking at the Wall Street Journal CEO Council Summit, Musk called his time management “extremely difficult”. He is CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, and until recently also ran Twitter.
“My days are very long and complicatedas you can imagine,” he said. There are things that are changing permanently,” noting that sometimes those changes can be “quite painful.”
In that crossword of schedules and meetings, Musk tries to dedicate a whole day to each of the three companies, although he acknowledges that this cannot always be the case because unforeseen events arise. It can start at Tesla, but end up on Twitter, immersed in important changes since its arrival.
And although he has an assistant who helps him organize your schedule, it is he himself who schedules his schedules on most occasions “it is impossible for another person to know what the priorities are”. Musk stresses that His workday ends around 2:00 a.m.when he lies down.
After his acquisition of Twitter in October, Musk claimed he had been sleeping at the company’s San Francisco headquarters after turning some of the offices in bedrooms.
To alleviate his responsibilities, although he does not like to delegate, he is about to cede the throne of Twitter to Linda Yaccarino, the woman who will soon become the company’s new CEO, since he acknowledges that it takes more time than expected.
This does not happen at Tesla and SpaceX, where it is more reluctant to leave office. However, at the CEO’s board summit he confessed that he appointed selected executives to fill his position “in the worst case scenario.”
Weeks ago, a rumor spread that Zach Kirkhorn, Tesla’s chief financial officer, who has also run the company during the mogul’s absence, could replace him permanently.
Musk’s most ambitious project
Elon Musk has also spoken about X.ai, an artificial intelligence development company to compete against OpenAI and Google Bard. He points out that X.ai could have a partnership with Tesla, SpaceX and Twitter, just as OpenAI has with Microsoft.
According to various specialized media, the owner of Twitter, Tesla and SpaceX has hired Igor Babuschkin and Manuel Kroiss, both from DeepMind, the AI branch of Alphabet (Google’s parent company), also involved in the dispute over control of this technology.
This move by Musk clashes with the public stance he himself took last month, when he signed a call to pause AI development.
The hundreds of signatories who supported this text warned of the risks of this technology and asked themselves: “Is it desirable to develop non-human minds that, ultimately, could outnumber and replace us?”
In the official registration document of X.AI, dated March 9, 2023, Elon Musk appears as the sole director and a secretary, Jared Birchall, a former Morgan Stanley banker who manages the billionaire’s fortune, according to the Financial Times newspaper.
With information from La Vanguardia.