Winning team doesn’t change, they say, and Twitter certainly wasn’t winning. The social network has hired the former hacker GeoHot, the first jailbreaker of the PS3.
After having fired about one in two employees, reduced the team of freelance collaborators to the bone and caused a new wave of resignations, now Twitter is preparing to move on to phase two. Winning team doesn’t change, they say, and Twitter certainly wasn’t winning.
So the time has come to find new talent. “People talented at coding, and therefore at programming, will be top priority,” Elon Musk explained.
Among other things, Musk also spoke about the possibility of moving Twitter headquarters to Texas , where the headquarters of his other companies are located. “I don’t think it’s a priority right now, but it’s possible that tomorrow we will keep two offices, one of which is in Texas,” he explained.
During a recent meeting with employees, the billionaire confirmed his belief that he wants to place more emphasis on diversity of opinions and backgrounds within the company. “To be a digital marketplace, we have to represent people with a large number of ideas, even those we disagree with.”
Elon Musk has asked employees to send their superiors weekly reports on their progress, and has also talked about the possibility of making the company even more decentralized, for example by hiring engineering teams in Japan , India, Indonesia and Brazil. “Twitter has always had a strong presence in Japan, but ideally, Twitter should be strong in every country, without exception.”
“We have roughly the same number of daily active users in Japan as we do in America, yet Japan has one-third the population of the United States,” he explained.
In the meantime, Twitter has already hired George Hotz, the former hacker known by the nickname Hotz and famous for having created some of the first jailbreaks for iPhone and PlayStation systems.