opinion poll Elon Musk has delivered on his promise to follow the results of a Twitter poll asking him if he should remain CEO of the microblogging service – and gave a resounding “YES”.
The site’s owner broke the news to the media by announcing his decision with a tweet.
I will step down as CEO as soon as I find someone stupid enough to take the job! After that, I will just lead the software and server teams.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 21, 2022
The tweet leaves Musk a lot of leeway.
First of all, he may not try (or try very hard) to find a replacement. It’s also conceivable that Musk might be too busy to bother – the part-time liquor, tunneling, space transportation, automotive and flamethrower entrepreneur certainly has a lot to do! So Musk could remain CEO for a long time.
Becoming software chief would also mean that Musk retains tremendous influence on Twitter. The one thing he seems to have done well in his time as owner/CEO is accelerating feature development. Shame on the CEO trying to tell the owner/software boss what belongs at the top of Twitter’s to-do list.
Thirdly, the job description means – great stupidity – that the “talent” pool is so vast that finding the right candidate will be quite a hassle.
The registry so stepped in to help by handpicking a few candidates who we think fit Musk’s criteria and might want the gig.
So go ahead, dear reader, and vote for your favorite bird network CEO!
If we’ve overlooked a candidate that you think can get the job done, name your preferred candidate in the comments.
We’re sending the results of this poll and your other suggestions to Elon Musk via Carrier Vulture. ®
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