Once Again, Elon Musk Proves He’s the Best CEO!
When it comes to modern-day executives, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has proven to be a man of the times. He’s appeared on the Colbert Report, has an active Facebook page, and recently used Twitter to respond to a couple with suggestions about Tesla S improvements.
The couple from New York took out a full-page ad in the Palo Alto Daily News last week to recommend some changes to their beloved Teslas (they each own a model S). In the open letter to Musk, they suggest blind spot monitors, voice activated dialing options, a more convenient touch-screen spot, and resizing the sun visor for short drivers, among a few other changes. It was an odd method to reach Musk, but the more surprising part of the story is that he quickly responded!
At 3:11 a.m. the day after the ad ran, Musk replied on Twitter with a picture of the paper and said, “Ad taken out in Palo Alto Daily by two Model S owners is right. Many of the suggestions will be implemented soon.” A CEO who takes time out at three in the morning to not only respond, but to also graciously accept criticism, is more like a C-E-hero!
Many other Elon Musk groupies have re-tweeted and commented on the tweet praising the entrepreneur.
David Nitzche commented, “@elonmusk wow. For once some great constructive advice. Also shows why you are successful. Not afraid to take advice and admit it.”
Alex Chriss said, “Can you imagine any other car company responding or even acknowledging? Something very special with Tesla.”
Whether you like Elon Musk or not, it’s hard to deny this move was classy. He clearly knows how to run a ridiculously successful business, or rather businesses, but more importantly, he knows how to treat his customers with respect. Now I’m sending him a barber shop quartet in hopes he’ll give me a Telsa S for free!
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