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Elon Musk showed Don Lemon his achilles’ heel: Losing his temper

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Confidence is an indispensable quality in a leader. It’s what propels them forward, inspires others, and fuels innovation.

Elon Musk, with his bold vision and audacious ventures, epitomises this trait.

Yet, recent events demonstrate that even the most confident leaders have their Achilles’ heel. For Musk, it’s his tendency to lose his temper.

It’s gives his competitors and detractors an immediate advantage.

In the unfolding saga between Musk and Don Lemon, we witness the dichotomy of Musk’s personality.

On one side, there’s the charming billionaire, adept at persuasion and wooing even the skeptics.

Elon Musk and Don Lemon sit down for an interview.

Musk’s efforts to bring Lemon onboard his platform, X, initially showcased his persuasive charm.

Lemon, known for his fearless journalism and commitment to diverse viewpoints, seemed like a perfect fit for Musk’s vision of X as a platform for all voices. The modern-day town square.

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However, Musk’s charm swiftly gave way to rashness.

After a seemingly aggressive interview with Lemon, Musk’s impulsive decision to cancel the contract via an angry text to Lemon’s agent exposed a glaring weakness in his leadership style.

In that moment, Musk abandoned the carefully cultivated image of an “open leader” and instead revealed a volatile temperament that sits at odds with the responsibilities of owning a massive communication platform like X.

Emotional intelligence

Leadership demands more than just confidence; it requires emotional intelligence and composure, especially in the face of adversity.

Musk’s outburst not only undermined his credibility but also validated the concerns of his detractors.

Don Lemon, once hopeful about the potential of X to amplify diverse voices, now stands as a testament to Musk’s inability to maintain stability and reliability. And that is bad news for the platform, still trying to win back dubious advertisers.

Here’s a question for Musk – Would Bob Iger explode this way?

Musk’s erratic behavior undermines the trust of advertisers, content creators, and users alike. The abrupt cancellation of Lemon’s contract casts doubt on X’s credibility as a platform committed to fostering open dialogue.

Instead of being a beacon of inclusivity, X now appears as yet another casualty of Musk’s mercurial temperament.

There’s no doubt that Don Lemon went into this interview to achieve something. He showed confidence in his questions, calmness in his mannerisms, and objectivity in grilling the man who had just hired his show.

I don’t admire the amount of stress Musk must be under. Tesla’s share price has been tanking, SpaceX rockets blow up, and he’s under pressure over Starlink’s role in the Middle East war and Ukraine. Imagine the stuff we don’t know.

But in this interview, Musk fell over, showing the weakness of under pressure tech titans owning big platforms.

And that is a lesson for us all.

Ahron Young is an award winning journalist who has covered major news events around the world. Ahron is the Managing Editor and Founder of TICKER NEWS.

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How to defend against fraud and cyberattacks

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In the face of escalating fraud and cyberattacks targeting Australian retailers, businesses are actively seeking solutions to combat this growing menace.

The sentiment among Australian consumers reflects growing concern regarding fraud in online shopping.

To address these challenges, businesses are exploring various strategies to bolster protection for both themselves and their customers against fraudulent activities.

Hayley Fisher, Country Manager for Australia & New Zealand at Adyen, sheds light on Adyen’s 2024 Retail Index findings, highlighting the shifting landscape of fraud attacks for Australian retailers. #money #fraud #cyberattacks

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The ‘invisible killers’ causing concern

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Companies and Governments are looking to turn awareness into action

The natural world is home to a diverse range of species that live in harmony with each other. However, the increasing use of pesticides, microplastics, and air pollution has been causing concerns about the impact on the environment and its inhabitants. These “silent killers” are threatening the delicate balance of the natural world, and the consequences could be catastrophic.

The concerns surrounding these “silent killers” highlight the need for greater awareness and action. Governments and industries are encouraged to take responsibility for their actions and work towards reducing their impact on the environment. Individuals can also play a role by making conscious decisions to reduce their use of pesticides, plastic products, and contributing to air pollution. Simple actions such as using organic products, reducing plastic use, and utilising alternative transportation can make a significant difference.

The Green Edition is presented by The ROOT Brands.For all media inquiries please get in touch here: tshuvah4u@yahoo.com

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How small businesses are using AI to fight back against big business

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AI demonstrates efficacy in capital acquisition within Australian startups.

One of the most impactful technology trends of 2024 is the proliferation of Artificial Intelligence tools.

One company is using AI to help founders raise capital for the next generation of game-changing innovation without the need for external human intervention.

To find out how it works, we’re joined by VentureCrowd CEO Steve Maarbani. #FUNDING FUTURES

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