2. Musk and his board of directors wish he could sleep.
The Times reported that unidentified members of the Tesla board fear Musk’s use of Ambien, the popular prescription medication for relief from insomnia, is backfiring by prompting late night Twitter outbursts instead of slumber. Musk said “It is often a choice of no sleep or Ambien.”
Insomnia is one of a long list of side effects of Ambien, which includes aggression, depression, anxiety, “emotional blunting” and more.
3. Are you really successful if you work your entire birthday and barely attend your brother’s wedding?
Musk didn’t just go to the office when he turned 47 on June 28. He worked every hour of the 24 on his birthday. “All night — no friends, nothing,” he told The Times, which described him as “struggling to get the words out.”
Two days later he flew directly from the Gigafactory in Nevada to Catalonia, Spain, for the wedding of his brother, Kimbal. Musk arrived two hours before the ceremony and left immediately afterward for meetings at Tesla headquarters.