Elon Musk and John Legere exchanged tweets to discuss Twitter’s potential future.
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Former T-Mobile boss John Legere suggested running Twitter for Elon Musk.
Musk replied to Legere, saying “no” and that a technologist was needed to run Twitter.
Twitter’s owner recently snubbed other business figures’ advice, including a suggestion from Mark Cuban.
Elon Musk has turned down an offer from the former CEO of T-Mobile, John Legere, who suggested running Twitter himself.
Legere, who served as the cell service provider’s boss from 2012 to 2020, wrote a tweet to Musk on Sunday, saying perhaps he should be in charge of Twitter instead.
“You can stop managing daily business, and “content moderation” and then support product/technology, let someone else “run” Twitter,” Legere said in the tweet.
“I’m expensive but so is what you paid for twitter,” Legere continued adding that Musk should be “leadership example of how to tweet.”
Responding to Legere, Musk said: “No.”
Legere, who resigned from T-Mobile’s board of directors more than a month before his term was due to expire, replied to Musk, saying it was a short interview with him and “can’t say I didn’t try.”
He told Musk in another tweet to “consider the free advice.”
“I believe Twitter can be the marketplace for transparent free speech AND a profitable growth company. That will require vision but also leadership and management,” Legere said in the tweet.
Musk later told Legere in a tweet that he liked both Legere and T-Mobile US’ CEO Mike Sievert, but said Twitter was a software and servers company and the technology had to evolve quickly, “which requires a technologist.”
It’s not the first time Musk has rejected a business leader’s advice about how to run Twitter.
Mark Cuban suggested to Musk that the $8 verification fee could be dropped for the most accurate Community Notes contributors on the site. Musk replied to Cuban, saying: “$8 for all.”
Musk’s SpaceX and T-Mobile teamed up in August to offer cell users network access via Starlink satellites, providing coverage in most areas in the US, including rural locations. Musk said the service was aimed at “eliminating dead zones worldwide.”
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