Musk is a a good engineer...negotiator, not so much
One thing I have not seen mentioned much in all the chaos is the way Musk seems to have been completely out-negotiated by his counterparts at Twatter.
They locked ELON in at a historically high share price and somehow he was pursuaded to proceed without the recommended due diligence, which would have at least bought him some time. After signing, he seems to have had caught a quick case of "buyer's remorse" based on information that would have come out in such due dilligence (fake users, bots, etc) - but in the end decided to go through with the sale; which surprised me.
i was expecting him to tie things up in the courts in a war of attrition to try and claw some of his money back in a settlement.
It feels to me in retrospect that he paid far too much for twatter (which was not making money) - since then he has not done much to instill confidence that he knows what he is doing so I expect that with time, he will get cash flow problems due to the debt and difficulty of monetising users, not to mention the loss of advertising revenue, which will be much greater than any savings from cutting the work force, with the associated risk for operations and compliance with the remaining resources.
All in all, while the previous management is out of a job, they are certainly enjoying a windfall from the proceeds of the sale. Not to mention missing out on all the "fun"/stress/80 hour weeks, etc. In retrospect, seems not too bad of a landing for them....