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ANALYSIS: Elon Musk—Corporate Governance Meets Performance Art

May 22, 2020, 10:38 AM

It is not unusual for a CEO to comment on the company’s current stock price. It is, however, unusual for a CEO to do so on Twitter in a series of tweets, in which he talks about selling off his possessions, paraphrases Dylan Thomas and mentions that his girlfriend is mad at him. Musk also recently took to Twitter to protest a county government placing operating restrictions on Tesla related to the Covid-19 pandemic.

In 2018, I wrote about the consequences of Elon Musk’s famous “Am considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured” tweet. Those nine words cost...

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