As the CEO of one of the most innovative companies in recent history, Elon Musk is becoming a target for criticism. A book written by Ashlee Vance called “Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and Quest for a Fantastic Future” makes some pretty outrageous claims about the creative entrepreneur.
One claim made by the book’s author is Musk scolded an employee who missed work to be present at the birth of his child. An anonymous employee leaked a supposed email shared between the CEO and himself claiming Musk wrote “That is no excuse. I am extremely disappointed. You need to figure out where your priorities are. We’re changing the world and changing history, and you either commit or you don’t.”
Now, Musk is defending himself and his business ethics on Twitter stating, “I have never written or said this, It is total BS & hurtful to claim that I told a guy to miss his child’s birth just to attend a company meeting. I would never do that.”
I don’t know Musk personally but he truly seems offended by the claims made in the book, and I believe him. If the employee was telling the truth, he probably wouldn’t be so concerned with his anonymity. But nobody can argue that the CEO of Tesla Motors is indeed focused on one thing, changing the world.