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Elon Musk: Leaked Emails Show Tesla Boss’s Leadership Style

The billionaire is known for his sometimes spontaneous mass communication. Plus: Ford and Rivian are giving up plans for a joint electric car and Roku is planning its own shows.

Communication to Elon Musk: Twitter and mass emails to Tesla employees.
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Good Morning! Even over the weekend, work on the digital scene continued in many places.

The main topics:

Elon musk is known for spontaneous mass communication via Twitter, as well as via emails, which he sends to all Tesla-Employee sends. US broadcaster CNBC has received two emails since early October providing information on Musk’s management style. In an email to Tesla employees, he wrote that it was okay to listen to music at work. In another much stricter message, he reminded employees who the boss is.

It says: “If an email is sent from me with explicit instructions, managers only allow three actions. 1. Email me to explain why what I said was wrong. Sometimes I make mistakes! 2. Request further clarification if my statement was ambiguous. 3. Follow the instructions. If none of the above steps are taken, the manager will be asked to resign immediately. ” At the same time, it emerged that hundreds of Tesla drivers were locked out of their cars at the start of the weekend after the manufacturer’s mobile app crashed. . [Mehr bei The Guardian und CNBC]

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And here are the other headlines from the night and the last days:

Ford and Rivian They have given up on their plans for a joint electric car. The two companies initially announced the development of a joint vehicle after the American automaker invested $ 500 million in Rivian in 2019. [Mehr bei Wall Street Journal und CNBC]

Year would like to significantly expand its in-house entertainment offering. The streaming TV provider plans to develop more than 50 original shows over the next two years. Customers living in households with Roku devices should be able to view ad-supported content on the four-year Roku channel for free. [Mehr bei Wall Street Journal]

Rolls Royce announced on Friday that its electric plane has reached a maximum speed of 623 kilometers per hour. According to Rolls-Royce, the aircraft with the name “Spirit of Innovation” is the “world’s fastest fully electric aircraft”. [Mehr bei CNBC]

Samsara, a startup supported by Andreessen Horowitz that sells software and hardware to track fleets of vehicles and other equipment, has submitted its documents for the IPO. This shows that the San Francisco-based company had sales growth of 108 percent to $ 250 million in the twelve months ending in January. This suggests that six-year-old Samsara, valued at $ 5.4 billion in a private funding round last year, could become one of the largest enterprise technology IPOs this year. [Mehr bei Bloomberg]

Amazon, Microsoft, Google and Oracle It should bid on a new Pentagon cloud computing project. The order, which will last for several years, is said to be worth billions of dollars. The project request comes four months after the Pentagon halted its $ 10 billion project called JEDI. This contract was originally awarded to Microsoft, but Amazon later challenged the award in court. [Mehr bei The Information]

Investments: Biontech wants to invest more than one billion euros in the company’s headquarters in Mainz, according to a press report. A total of ten new buildings are planned or already under construction, according to the Handelsblatt. Even Intel wants to establish or expand locations in Europe: The US semiconductor maker has agreed to invest in multiple locations in the European Union at the same time if European governments share the costs. [Mehr bei Handelsblatt und Handelsblatt]

Our reading tip on the startup scene: 3G is now applied in the workplace. But what does that mean for companies and employees? An expert in employment law answers the most important questions. [Mehr bei Gründerszene]

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