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Billionaire sent Elon Musk a letter telling him what to do instead of tweeting when he's angry
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Billionaire sent Elon Musk a letter telling him what to do instead of tweeting when he's angry

The billionaire offered an alternate solution for the Twitter CEO to deal with any outbursts

Billionaire Ron Baron sent Elon Musk a letter telling him exactly how to deal with his anger whenever he sensed an outburst coming.

Baron offered the Twitter CEO some tips and tricks on how to efficiently channel his rage - advising him to switch up his current method of tweeting his feelings.

One of the suggestions was definitely bizarre.

Baron, a billionaire who made his fortune after founding Baron Capital, an investment management firm, reached out to Musk to teach him a few lessons about online decorum.

Email receipts show that the letter was sent to the Twitter CEO on 15 July, 2018, before Musk was crowned boss of the company and it contained a whole load of peculiar pearls of wisdom - one billionaire to another.

The communication was uncovered in a lawsuit against Tesla and Musk over his controversial 'funding secured' tweet.

The tech billionaire was subsequently taken to court over two tweets he sent back in 2018, in which he claimed that he was taking Tesla private.

"You should not respond to any criticism in the news or on Twitter."

Baron started his letter with: "You should not respond to any criticism in the news or on Twitter."

"The more you react, the more likely they will win," the billionaire investor added.

Then, an activity no one would ever pair with the business magnate - Baron offered one of the strangest pieces of advice that Musk has probably every received.

And that's saying something.

Baron told Musk to simply 'get an ice cream cone' next time he gets riled up and feels himself reaching for the keyboard.

"If something really upsets you, go for a walk around the factory. Get an ice cream cone. Just don't use Twitter," he put forward.

It's definitely a unique piece of advice - we'll give him that.

"If something really upsets you, go for a walk around the factory. Get an ice cream cone. Just don't use Twitter."
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The billionaire went on to write: "Your job is just to make the cars and sell them and make them better every day.

"That's all. It's a lot," Baron continued, "but that is under your control. Media is not. That is the answer. Don't let them distract you from the mission."

In his five separate paragraphs of advice, Baron - who has previously invested in Tesla - told Musk to avoid politics altogether and 'be unfailingly polite to everyone'.

"Be BORING!" Baron concluded in his letter to Musk.

He added: "Enough excitement about the business. You don't need to add any more personality. Only detracts from mission.

"Makes you appear unfocused. Makes you vulnerable to criticism."

"Be BORING!"
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Musk has since publicly acknowledged Baron's email when he took the stand in the trial that started in January of this year over his tweets from 2018 about taking Tesla private.

According to Business Insider, Musk responded to Baron's almost five-year-old letter after being shown the correspondence in court.

He said on the stand at the time: "He's not saying don't use Twitter, he's saying I shouldn't respond to criticism in the news on Twitter."

UNILAD has reached out to a member of Musk's team for comment.

Topics: Elon Musk, Technology, Twitter, US News