Warren Buffett: 'I salute' Elon Musk for trying to improve a product

Why Elon Musk and Warren Buffett Are Suddenly Trolling Each Other Over See's Candies

If you follow Elon Musk on Twitter, you'll already know that he's somewhat different to your average company CEO, and occasionally uses it to announce oddball spinoff projects, safe in the knowledge that a Retweet can get halfway around the world before a press release even has its shoes on.

According to the Electrek blog, Musk sent an email to Tesla employees telling them to notify the company's human resources department in order to justify "the excellence, necessity and trustworthiness" of "every non-Tesla person who has badge access to our buildings or network access to our systems".

Buffett, however, is the champion of the moat concept. He added that Musk wouldn't want to take on Buffett's company at making candy.

Musk in his earnings call last week said that he thought moats were lame.

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Musk suggested the idea of a moat was outdated, suggesting that companies relying on one would soon find themselves out of business by "invading armies" of competitors and that consistent innovation is a far better tool for a company to employ.

Munger and Buffett were responding to a question at Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting about Musk's comments this week.

Elon Musk is the closest thing we've to Tony Stark.

All bets are off the table if Musk is really serious about a candy company but the latest string of Twitter posts comes on the heels of his "cyborg dragon" announcement late last month.

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And then: "Saying you like "moats" is just a nice way of saying you like oligopolies". It's hard to determine what his actual plans are, as Musk has proven to be quite unpredictable in the past.

Like any half-decent Entrepreneur, Elon saw this challenge as an opportunity, and will now be starting his own candy company. Well, Musketeers is already taken so Musk is thinking of settling with Cyptocandy.

Of course, the inevitable comparisons to Willy Wonka began to pop up, though Musk seemed to balk at the suggestion.

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