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    'Hang in there Musk', tweets Anand Mahindra, a new admirer in Tesla CEO's list

    'Hang in there Musk', tweets Anand Mahindra, a new admirer in Tesla CEO's list

    'Hang in there Musk', tweets Anand Mahindra, a new admirer in Tesla CEO's list
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    By Suman Singh   IST (Published)

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    The message from the auto major chief comes in the wake of Elon Musk's interview with The New York Times, where Musk said that he's overwhelmed by job stress, has been working up to 120 hours a week and sometimes takes Ambien to get to sleep.

    Elon Musk has found a new fan in Anand Mahindra, chairman, Mahindra & Mahindra, who recently took to the social media website twitter to praise the Tesla chief about his work.
    The tweet read: "Hang in there @elonmusk your factory is now humming at a brisk clip. The world needs inspirational innovators like you....”
    The message from the auto major chief comes in the wake of Musk's interview with The New York Times, where Musk said that he's overwhelmed by job stress, has been working up to 120 hours a week and sometimes takes Ambien to get to sleep.
    Tesla has presented plenty of challenges for Musk. The company routinely loses money and is burning through cash as it ramps up development of its Model 3 sedan, a less-expensive electric car it hopes appeals to the mass market. A large number of investors known as short-sellers have bet against the company.
    Musk, who recently said he might take Tesla private, has added to those pressures with lofty projections for profits and production that the automaker often fails live up to. Plus, the eccentric billionaire is the head of at least two other companies, including the rocket company, SpaceX.
    While there were words of wisdom from Mahindra, there were people like Arianna Huffington who criticised his way of working.
    In a tweet early Sunday after arriving home from a late night at a Tesla factory, Musk told the Huffington Post founder that his electric car company and Ford are the only two American automakers that have avoided bankruptcy.
    He then added in an apparent reference to his long hours at work: "You think this is an option. It is not."
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