The Boring Company CEO, Steve Davis, slept at Twitter's headquarters after Elon Musk asked for his help following his takeover, The Information reported.
Davis spent the first few weeks after his baby was born sleeping in a makeshift bedroom in Twitter's San Francisco office, along with his partner. The outlet reported that he spent two months working for Twitter after Musk asked for his help.
Musk also owns The Boring Company, which has built a reputation for offbeat stunts. While its core business is focused on digging a network of tunnels for Tesla cars under major US cities, the company has also drawn attention for selling flamethrowers and building a Monty Python-style watchtower.
As it turns out, Davis has a history of wacky gimmicks throughout his career, detailed in a 2019 profile from Bloomberg reporter Sarah McBride (the profile builds on reporting from Ashlee Vance's book on Elon Musk).
Davis was hand-picked by Musk to lead Boring, perhaps in part because of his colorful background. Before working for Musk, Davis founded a frozen yogurt shop and a bar that accepts bitcoin, among other ventures.
Boring Company has faced scrutiny, especially in Chicago and Las Vegas, where it aimed to build its first tunnels. Its first project is a 1.7-mile-long tunnel under the Las Vegas convention center that conveys passengers in Teslas.
Here are some of the most striking details from Davis' pre-Boring life.
Source: The Information.
The anecdote was reported in Ashlee Vance's book, Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future.
The "Rules of Yogato" are detailed on Mr. Yogato's website.
Source: The Washingtonian
Source: Washington City Paper
Source: The Washington Post, Thrillist
Source: Mother Jones
The Boring Company's chief executive slept at Twitter's headquarters with his partner and newborn baby, The Information reported.
Steve Davis spent the first few weeks after his baby was born sleeping in a makeshift bedroom in the San Francisco office, along with his partner. Twitter sources confirmed the report to Insider, with one saying they had seen Davis in the office.
Davis has spent the past two months working for Twitter after Elon Musk sought his help. He was among the first few to sleep overnight at the office, according to The Information, which cites former Twitter employees.
His partner, a real estate asset manager, sat in on meetings while nursing their newborn to discuss Twitter's real estate situation, the report says.
Davis joined SpaceX in 2003 and by 2019 he was president of The Boring Company. He used to own a bar called "Thomas Foolery" as well as a yogurt store that he later sold for $1.
The news comes after a Twitter employee tweeted a photo of his manager asleep on the office floor with an eye mask, cushion and sleeping bag last month. The manager, Esther Crawford, responded in a tweet and said: "When your team is pushing round the clock to make deadlines sometimes you #SleepWhereYouWork."
Musk told staff in an email in the same month that they would be required to work "long hours at high intensity" and be "extremely hardcore" – or quit.
Forbes revealed earlier this month that the "Chief Twit" had converted some space in the San Francisco office into bedrooms. The bedrooms were furnished with TV screens, chairs, desk and a lamp, photos of the converted conference rooms show. One even has a wardrobe, air purifier and a washing machine.
Soon afterwards the San Francisco Department of Building Inspection said it was investigating the building's use after a complaint was made.
Musk hit out at London Breed, the mayor of San Francisco, in a tweet: "So city of SF attacks companies providing beds for tired employees instead of making sure kids are safe from fentanyl. Where are your priorities URL!?"
Twitter and Davis did not immediately respond to requests for comment from Insider.
Additional reporting: Sam Tabahriti
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