Matt Levine would love you to know that Elon Musk doesn’t really wreck all of his holidays. Sure, he was at Sesame Place, the theme park simply exterior Philadelphia, together with his youngsters when Musk introduced his Twitter bid, after which stayed up till midnight that night time to get his newsletter, Money Stuff, out. But that was form of enjoyable! “My life has not been ruined by having to write about Elon Musk on Saturdays,” the former mergers and acquisitions lawyer advised me. And in M&A, every part occurs on the weekend.
“He’s a very smart guy who is very much not a lawyer, and that is very fruitful.”
The Businessweek story is structured like a math textbook, one thing Levine needs to do and generally can’t do in his e-newsletter on account of time and area constraints. “If you read an upper-level math textbook, it starts from the dumbest thing, like, ‘This is what a number is,’” he says. “It starts from that basic premise and builds from there, and I love that format, and I love that ambition for writing about complicated topics.” Because Bitcoin is such a latest invention, it’s attainable to begin with the whitepaper and construct from there to the key crypto shenanigans you see immediately.
Levine insists the interruptions weren’t a giant deal. He delights in Musk, really! “He’s a very smart guy who is very much not a lawyer, and that is very fruitful,” Levine says. “He wants things to work in an engineer-y way, and he butts up against things that run in a lawyer-y way.” You can think about a lawyer making an attempt to inform Musk, about his SEC settlement, as an illustration, that he must act in a good-faith method towards regulators and never piss folks off. And you may as well think about Musk saying, “I don’t mind pissing people off — I just want to know exactly what will get me sent to jail for contempt.”
I requested Levine how he will get all of it carried out. “I type really fast!” Levine says. (He additionally says that if he have been to take extra time to put in writing, he’d use fewer phrases.)
As a present to Levine’s superfans, here’s a compilation of him making an attempt to take time off from his e-newsletter through the Twitter acquisition saga:
I don’t know if Levine will get caught writing about Musk this Saturday, however I do imagine he’ll be completely completely happy doing it. Levine appears fond of Musk.
“Elon does some shit every day, and that’s how I get the newsletter done,” Levine says. “I love the shtick I do, ‘Elon keeps ruining my life.’ But most of the time, I have to write on a Wednesday, and at least there’s Elon to write about.”