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- Tesla CEO Elon Musk was recently asked how he spends his time at Tesla.
- Musk explained that he spends most of his time in meetings around the factory, and though “people think I spend a lot of time on Twitter … but actually it’s like, that’s like almost nothing.”
Brownlee’s first question was pretty straightforward: “How do you spend time at Tesla? What do you do?”
Here was Musk’s response:
I think probably a lot of people don’t realize I’m basically in the factory, in design or engineering meetings or in production – that’s like 80-90% of the time.
I think sometimes people think I spend a lot of time on Twitter. I don’t know what gave – why they would think that, that’s crazy. But actually it’s like, that’s like almost nothing.
But most of my time is spent – at least the last several months especially – going around the factory and then working on say, the paint shop, the body shop where we weld up the body, the final assembly where we put all the parts together, and if I’m not here I’m at the Gigafactory in Nevada.
Well, there you have it. Musk says he spends about 80% to 90% of his time in various meetings within the factory, checking in on production throughout the assembly process. Oh, and the amount of time he spends on Twitter is “like, almost nothing.”
You can check out the rest of the interview below.