Elon Musk is known for his shirt-sleeve and sometimes irascible demeanor. The Twitter staff might sing a song about it in particular. But top managers of German DAX companies are also not immune to Musk’s tantrums. That’s what Kaiser, a longtime boss at Siemens, tells us.
which is, so to speak, “Mr. Siemens”. From 2013 to 2021, he led the German DAX giant as CEO and thus was the face of this German major group. In a podcast with marketing platform OMR Told Kaiser from his experiences with the now choleric Elon Musk.
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Siemens has been supplying automation technology for Tesla’s car factories for several years. The German Tesla factory in Grünheide also runs on Siemens technology. Sometime earlier, when Tesla was struggling with problems at its factories (which Elon Musk described as “production hell”), Musk lost his temper and called the then-boss of Siemens in the middle of the night ( This was probably not an intentional harassment, but was due to the time difference between the United States and Germany).
According to Kaiser, Musk shouted the following rude request into the phone: “Get your ass over here, I want to see you tomorrow”. Kaiser says: “One had the impression that one could hold a cell phone and be heard across the Atlantic”.
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However, the Kaiser did not comply with the request and remained in Germany. Nevertheless, the problem was solved at the factories. Kaiser apparently didn’t blame Musk for his verbal gaffe, as the ex-Siemens boss describes Musk as an “incredibly interesting personality.”
Will Twitter employees and former employees keep it that way? because with the popular short messaging service Musk after acquisition Caused significant chaos. He not only sacked many top officials, but also many general staff, It was announced shortly thereafter that Twitter would be hiring again. Musk does not accept criticism from Twitter employees and fires critics immediately.
It is suspected that this is the reason why many Twitter users are leaving Twitter and switching to Mastodon, for example. Because at the moment you don’t get the variety of information and many of the contacts that Twitter provides on Mastodon. Here we present Mastodon: The German Twitter alternative offers just that.
Here you go directly to the podcast containing the OMR interview with Joe Kaiser.