Citing people familiar with the matter, the New York Times reported board members at the electric car company are in damage control mode, with some directors saying that Musk is out of control. They are growing more alarmed over Musk’s behavior, with many blindsided by his move to tweet out that he has secured the funding to take the company private in a $420-a-share deal.
Angered that the CEO’s tweets forced them to make a public statement when the potential deal is in a very early stage, they urged Musk to take a digital time out. One director went as far as to tell Musk to focus on building cards and launching rockets instead of tweeting, reported the New York Times. But it’s not just the board. The paper noted employees and the company’s public relation shop have also urged Musk to reign in his penchant for tweeting. That may tough for the CEO to do. A recent analysis by the Wall Street Journal revealed Musk has tweeted out comments about life, critics, and business ideas some 4,925 times. (See more: Musk's Tweets Blindsided Tesla Board Members: NYT.)