The business rivalry between Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos is not a matter of surprise. It has been in the air for quite some time now and, with them taking occasional (or rather frequent) jibes at one another, it is not hard to come to the conclusion that there is definitely some bad blood between these two highly influential and popular humans heading two equally important space exploration companies. The latter being the main reason for the bitter conflicts that spring up between them like mushrooms during monsoon. Perhaps, not every relationship thrives on having a lot of common factors. And as ironic as it might sound, these common grounds are often the starting point of differences. However we are in the 21st century, and diplomatic war is in vogue among those in the business domain. And with sharp sarcasm that can leave an impact, it is not very hard to get on the nerves of the other person. A recent tweet of Musk in reply to a tweet about the lawsuit filed by Amazon against SpaceX has kick-started a chain reaction of responses on Twitter. Let us take a look at the tweet.
Filing legal actions against SpaceX is *actually* his full-time job pic.twitter.com/XifRICQ62k
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 1, 2021
Musk vs Bezos: The Business Cold War
From the above tweet, it is very much evident that the SpaceX CEO is not very pleased with the legal action filed against SpaceX. This continuous probing by Bezos has actually put him in a comical light with a good majority of people indicating that it is a clear case of sour grapes. And now with the tweet, Musk has actually named it as Bezos’ full-time job. Not long ago, Musk had stated in a rather sarcastic tweet that Bezos retired so that he could spend more time filing lawsuits against SpaceX. Their business rivalry has definitely given those in Twitter town to come up with interesting and rather hilarious analogies. And definitely, a fair amount of memes which is a natural successor of any tweet. Let us take a look at the reactions and responses on Twitter. It is always better to take into account the public perspective so that we aren’t biased(it is only coincidental if you sense a tinge of sarcasm there).
There is only one virus worse than covid-19. The jealousy-virus. The only vaccine is the truth.
— Mathieu Christiaens (@christiaens_123) September 1, 2021
Blue Origin's future drone ship: pic.twitter.com/mCQWFxsDFx
— 𝗧𝗲𝘀𝗹𝗮 𝗙𝗮𝗰𝘁𝘀 🔋 (@truth_tesla) September 1, 2021
Seems like Bezos must take out more time to probe into his own “behaviour” rather than that of SpaceX.
I’ve been reducing my Amazon purchases because of how Bezos behaves – would love to boycott it completely, but not many options left.
— Marek Cyzio (@MarekCyzio) September 1, 2021
Back to school analogies. Either Bezos has not heard about “sour-grapes” or he is blissfully ignorant.
He's that kid in your class who can't build anything but hordes all of the blocks to keep others from doing something he can't.
— Murder Most Fowl (@Turd_Ferguson) September 1, 2021
Is Bezos digging his own grave? Because from the tone of these responses it seems like he is gradually jeopardizing his company’s future.
Def want to reconsider buying from “Amazon.” You can just Google an item and deal direct with most retailers. Since the pandemic retailers have optimized for delivery quite well. Amazon’s efforts to impair innovation rather than innovate just ain’t cool.
— Alejo Mo-Sun (@AlejoSun) September 1, 2021
Time is precious. And time organization is even more important.
And this is the difference. Whilst Elon spends his time building rockets 18 hours a day, Jeff divides his time between his law suits and his yacht 🤷🏻♂️
— Sam🦾 (@SamTwits) September 1, 2021
This is outrageous. Can Jeff and his team just stop. Important work is being distracted by this. I just can’t fathom Jeff’s problem.
— KangaroO™ (@rustyrayden) September 1, 2021
This is just getting silly, @JeffBezos you look like a fool when trying to pull these stunts.
Just out innovate (or try to) SpaceX. That's your job, its that simple. Really feels like you have no confidence in your and your team's abilities even though you have done so much!
— typical_Adam (@typical_Adam) September 1, 2021
Whether he is supposed to play something or not, one thing is clear, he is definitely not playing his cards right.
Shouldn’t he be playing golf or something?
— Sarah Dales, The Queen of Mars (@TheSarahDales) September 1, 2021