‘I’m starting a candy company & it’s gonna be amazing’: Musk goes full Willy Wonka in Buffett spat
Buffett was responding to criticism Musk made earlier this week regarding one of his core investment principles –the moat– meaning the competitive advantage of a company. Musk dismissed the strategy as “lame” suggesting that pace of innovation was more important.
The CEO of Berkshire Hathaway took the opportunity to address the critique at his conglomerate’s annual meeting, dubbed ‘Woodstock for Capitalists,’ with a provocative message for the SpaceX entrepreneur
"Elon may turn things upside down in some areas. I don't think he'd want to take us on in candy," he quipped. Berkshire Hathaway has owned See's Candy since 1972 and has made the chocolate and candy manufacturer a huge success.
Never one to shy away from some online trolling, Musk was quick with a comeback. Starting by simply sharing a YouTube link to a Trolls movie clip of Justin Timberlake’s song ‘Can’t stop the feeling,’ Musk followed it up with a killer tweet.
I’m starting a candy company & it’s going to be amazing— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 5, 2018
I am super super serious— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 5, 2018
“I’m starting a candy company & it’s going to be amazing” Musk wrote, confirming in a second tweet that he was “super, super serious.”
The tweets garnered some quick-witted reaction of their own, as excited followers imagined a world where Elon Musk created candy.
How about a golden ticket to go to Mars? 🚀 pic.twitter.com/VRCKufnw0G— Diego Jolodenco (@DiegoJolo) May 5, 2018
Build a chocolate river and carry batteries to the Tesla factory pic.twitter.com/TOsHGtlpiF— Michael Seganti (@mseganti) May 6, 2018
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