Ep116: Elon Musk buys Twitter. How to make better career decisions.

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In this episode, Mei Phing discusses the headline story of Elon Musk buying Twitter for $44 billion. Career lessons from this takeover include being clear on your own career direction, seeking advice from a trusted circle, and recognizing that introverts can also be successful.



00:00 πŸ“… Elon Musk buys Twitter for $44 billion and plans to make changes to the platform.

02:30 πŸ€” The acquisition is seen as surprising but fits into Musk’s pattern of making unconventional decisions.

04:15 🌐 Twitter could give Musk control over the news platform and allow him to spread his brand’s message.

07:10 πŸ“š Career lessons include being clear on your own career direction and seeking advice from a trusted circle.

09:45 🀫 Recognizing that introverts can also be successful and harnessing your strengths is important in career decisions.


Key Insights

πŸ’‘ Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter may give him leverage over news and allow him to spread his brand’s message, making it a strategic move in his overall business strategy.

πŸ’‘ Unconventional career decisions can be successful as long as you are clear on your own career direction and ignore others’ judgment.

πŸ’‘ Having a close circle of trusted advisors can provide valuable perspectives when making important career decisions.

πŸ’‘ Introverts can also be successful in their career journeys by harnessing their strengths and not feeling the need to conform to extroverted norms.

πŸ’‘ Success is not limited to extroverts or introverts, but rather about understanding and utilizing your own personality traits effectively.

πŸ’‘ Making big bets and challenging boundaries has been a common theme in Elon Musk’s career, and this acquisition aligns with his pattern of unconventional decision-making.

πŸ’‘ It is important to have a clear vision for your own career and understand why you are making unconventional career decisions, even if others may not understand or support them.



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