In a recent open letter to “everybody”, famous visionary entrepreneur Elon Musk uses the closing statement “Thanks for being awesome” (emphasis mine):
From: Elon Musk To: Everybody
Subj. Staying Public
After giving this a lot of thought, I have come to the conclusion that the best path for the foreseeable future is for Tesla to remain a public company. There are certainly a number of very compelling reasons to go private, so this is far from an obvious decision, but, on balance, being public appears to best serve the interests of the people of Tesla and those who have invested in our future.
Thanks for being awesome,
I’m not familiar with this expression in business letters, so I guess it is sort of informal, “friendly” expression he, for some reason, used on such a delicate occasion.
Searching in google it appears it is a sort of meme that has catched on in recent times.
To my ears the expression sounds a bit disrespectful, considering all the fuss he created around the “go private” issue for Tesla so I wonder if
“thanks for being awesome” is just a jocular expression or if its usage has become so common that above usage looks apporopriate or
if it is just an original usage of an original entrepreneur or
am I missing something here?