Elon Musk tweeted this past Thursday a lot of praise toward Ford. In fact, he said: “Tesla and Ford are the only American carmakers not to have gone bankrupt out of 1000’s of car startups. Prototypes are easy, production is hard and being cash flow positive is excruciating,” Musk tweeted.
Elon Musk Gets a Very Brief but Affirmative Answer Back
Then, on early Friday, Ford CEO Jim Farley retweeted to Tesla CEO Elon Musk saying only, “Respect.”
Twitter Reaction Runs the Gamut With all Kinds of Responses
On Twitter, there was a lot of response and it has been quick with likes, retweets, and spicy comments.
Elon Musk Shows Respect for GM, Chrysler in his Way
Quietly acknowledging the bankruptcies of General Motors and Chrysler, now part of Stellantis, is what Musk was doing. A decade ago, The companies has stayed afloat during the Great Recession. This, in fact, has long been a point of pride for Ford.
Twitter Stats for Elon Musk and Jim Farley
On Twitter, Musk has 48.5 million followers.
On October 1st, Jim Farley, who assumed the helm as CEO, now has 27,200 news.
Jim Hackett and Twitter Exposure
Moreover, CEO Jim Hackett was succeeded by Farley. Hackett had retired from Steelcase office furniture and had no presence on Twitter during his three-year tenure.
Business Etiquette has Changed alot!
However, it has obvious that the traditional business communication etiquette has now gone down itself to 140 characters or less, said Melissa Bradley, a business professor at Georgetown University.
Social Media Reigns Supreme and is the Standard in Communication
“A primary means of communication is social media for politics, business, and everything else. Being civil when it works best. Demonstrating that business can be competitive and respectful,” she said.
Quick, Shortcut History of Elon Musk and Jim Farley
A self-made billionaire that grew up in South Africa, Musk, 49, now launches rocks into space.
Musk, 49, is a self-made billionaire who grew up in South Africa and now launches rockets into space. A race-care driving son of the auto industry whose grandfather worked in a Ford factory, is Farley, 58.