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We Underestimate Tesla
Today the Powerwall and Supercharger network support the sale of Tesla cars. Tomorrow, we may see them feeding electric cars beyond Tesla: BMWs, Toyotas, Ubers, Chevy Bolts and others. The same way Amazon has turned its fulfillment centers into a revenue generator, Tesla could turn the Powerwall and Supercharger into a profit center by selling access to other car companies.
Fossil  fuel  industry  fuel  petrodollar  Petroleum  automotive  industry  Auto  Abgas-Affäre  lobby  Tesla  Tesla  Motors  Tesla  Model  S  Tesla  Model  3 
april 2016 by asterisk2a
Larry Page says he wants his fortune to go to Elon Musk. Alphabet is the next best thing. - Vox
Big minds with small ideas. = current Silicon Valley. Old Silicon Valley was counter culture. // you will fail anyway, why not fail with something audacious. really. no fluff. no padding. no spin. ... hard science. facts. global problems that affect us all. pollution, global warming, energy efficiency, waste, democracy, health (sick population), ... // don't fear failure.
Elon  Musk  crony  capitalism  capitalism  Wall  Street  profit  maximisation  shareholder  value  Google  X  Alphabet  Inc.  Google  Inc.  Tesla  Model  S  renewable  energy  Larry  Page  Sergey  Brin  philanthropy  corporate  social  responsibility  corporate  culture  corporate  strategy  zombie  corporations  corporate  values  corporate  governance  shared  economic  interest  mainstreet.org  economic  growth  trickle-down  economics  technological  progress  impact  vision  mission  Silicon  Valley  counter  culture  wantrepreneur  entrepreneurship  society  incrementalism  incremental  Failure 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Elon Musk: How I'm Guaranteeing Tesla Model S Car - YouTube
- worth of purchase - a little Poker. Knowing that he got the better hand. a much better hand. he did his math. great move. bold move. vision. inspirational. leadership. ... end of interview 7 minute in talking about Nissan Leaf ... "we will never do a product that we don't 100% believe in." +++ UK Launch - http://youtu.be/K-uLAFb7GOg // talking about California and UK public transportation +++ // Justine Musk abt their pre-nups, mediation, divorce and other private accounts - http://jezebel.com/5637920/the-special-hell-of-being-a-starter-wife - http://www.marieclaire.com/sex-love/relationship-issues/millionaire-starter-wife ". I didn't want to be a sideline player in the multimillion-dollar spectacle of my husband's life. I wanted equality. I wanted partnership. I wanted to love and be loved, the way we had before he made all his millions." + http://jalopnik.com/5877243/elon-musk-unplugs-second-marriage-to-talulah-riley - "I think the foundation of love is virtue,"
Elon  Musk  Tesla  Model  S  Tesla  Motors  brand  brands  branding  Personal  communication  language  public  relations  PR  consumer  product  Consumerism  consumerist  consumer  product  management  Product/Market  Fit  multi-product  company  Wall  Street  Nissan  Leaf  Principle  Vision  leadership  aspirational  product  Design  product  experience  user  experience  customer  experience  experience  frictionless  friction  transportation  public  transportation  trophy  wife  Justine  Musk  partnerships  relationship  relationships  Intimate  relationship  postnup  prenup 
july 2014 by asterisk2a
Why Elon Musk Just Opened Up All of Tesla's Patents : The New Yorker
It’s a risky move but a shrewd one. It’s one that wouldn’t make a lot of sense for a lot of companies. But it does for Tesla. The company’s stock has doubled in the past year, but the industry is struggling. Musk’s biggest electic-car-entrepreneur-frenemy, Shai Agassi, led his company, Better Place, into bankruptcy a year ago. It’s a good moment for the industry to get a jolt. “Putting in long hours for a corporation is hard,” Musk said on Thursday during a conference call. “Putting in long hours for a cause is easy.” What exactly is that cause? It’s bringing clean cars to the people, of course. But it’s also, it seems now, showing the world a new way to think about innovation. || +++ http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/06/17/teslas-elon-musk-on-making-electric-car-patents-public-were-really-all-in-the-same-ship/ >> // Industrial Policy - 1% and increasing incrementally on gas guzzling cars. + emissions tax on consumer driving a gas guzzeler.
Elon  Musk  Tesla  Motors  patent  patents  electric  car  competitive  advantage  competitiveness  long-term  thinking  common  good  Competition  competitive  brand  Tesla  Model  S  battery  car  technology  gigafactory  Public  Policy  carbonfootprint  carbonemission  climate  change  corporate  governance  shared  upside  sharing  economy  Millennials  generationy  ethics  moral  beliefs  ethical  machine  ethical  beliefs  ethical  industrial  subsidies  subsidizing  financial  incentive  incentive  Nudge  theory 
june 2014 by asterisk2a
Tesla and SpaceX: Elon Musk's industrial empire HD - YouTube
Tony Stark of our time. self described: engineer fist. - same w Apple: about engineering and design (UI, UX). ### meaningful, sizeable impact on people and or world. ## 2008 he was on the brink of loosing it all; a divorce, personal tragedy. as well as financially. and company wise Tesla Motors and SpaceX (Jeff Besoz and Richard Branson have Space programs as well) were on the brink too. If I remember well, TechCrunch wrote that he had problems at times financing his monthly personal expenses, something along this line. == http://www.businessinsider.com/elon-musk-tesla-spacex-near-fail-2013-11 + http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/elon-musks-secret-plan-for-electric-car-dominance-is-right-on-schedule "Tesla Motors has been playing the long game since the very beginning." + http://www.cbs.com/shows/60_minutes/video/FPlRN1JlcxSMF7rDGmzuCSWXXrR_kvAO/tesla-and-spacex-elon-musk-s-industrial-empire/
Tesla  Model  S  teslamotors  SpaceX  elonmusk  Tony  Stark  engineer  entrepreneurship  Start-Up  Apple  UI  UX  design  ambition  SolarCity  long-term  thinking  public  policy  WallStreet  short-term  thinking  Career  Politicians  Failure  perseverance  life  lesson  life  hacker  work  life  balance 
april 2014 by asterisk2a
Tesla Model S 85 performance plus | Fully Charged - YouTube
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/first-drives/10668952/Tesla-Model-S-review.html 5 star car ~50k and up. + http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/event/article-2563725/Chris-Evans-reviews-Tesla-Model-S-P85-Simply-electrifying-Teslas-ingeniously-designed-earth-shatteringly-fast-battery-powered-supercar.html // Lasts you for at least 5 years (Downpayment 20k, remains of £69k = 49k divided by 60 months = APR 5.99% (Rate of interest, fixed pa, 2.64%) Total Repayment £56337.75, Total Cost of Credit £7337.75, Monthly Repayment £938.96.
teslamotors  Tesla  Model  S 
april 2014 by asterisk2a
Shift In Gay Marriage Support Mirrors A Changing America : NPR
The latest polls indicate 58 percent of Americans support same-sex marriage. In 1977, that number was 13 percent. One researcher says that jump in support isn't the result of a generational gap — it's that many who once opposed gay marriage have changed their minds or softened their opposition. - gay rights movement championed the individual rights. - many high profile people coming out of closet may have contributed to the "normal" image of gay people and gay relationships. plus high profile hetero people have gay friends and turn into a public ally.
human  rights  minority  sociology  Religion  gayrights  humanrights  gay  rights  liberal  democracy  liberty  gay  marriage  USA  J  S  Mill  gaymarriage  equality  civil  rights  individual  rights  individual  liberty  generational  change  culture  liberalism  LGBT 
march 2013 by asterisk2a
Bloomberg To Appeal Halt Of "Arbitrary And Capricious" Decision, Will Fight Valiantly To Curb New York Obesity | Zero Hedge
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-03-11/judge-halts-bloombergs-sugar-drink-ban-calls-it-illegal We believe @nycHealthy has the legal authority and responsibility to tackle causes of the obesity epidemic, which kills 5,000 NYers a year. >> in the end it is a public health concern. as is smoking. - it drives up hospital bills - which drives up taxation >> liberalism yes, but not to the extent that it financially harms others too.
liberty  USA  J  S  Mill  NY  public  health  policy  western  lifestyle  obesity  epidemic  Michael  Bloomberg  liberalism  public  health 
march 2013 by asterisk2a
Irische Abtreibungsdebatte offenbart erzkonservative Strukturen - SPIEGEL ONLINE
dividing between politics/public policy and religion ... still an ongoing debate, but shouldn't be.
J  S  Mill  Ireland  conservative  liberalism  abortion  Religion  Politics 
december 2012 by asterisk2a
BBC News - A Point Of View: The trouble with freedom
We've come to believe that freedom is the natural human condition, which only tyrants prevent everyone from enjoying - but when a tyrant is toppled, we can't know what will come next, says John Gray.

[...]

For Russell, as for Mill, liberty was one thing, democracy another. It's a deeply unfashionable view, but I think essentially correct.

[...]

We need freedom because our goals and values are highly diverse and often quite different from those of the people around us. Having a voice in collective decisions - the basis of democracy - is a fine thing, but it won't protect your freedom if the majority is hostile to the way you choose to live.

[...] threats to freedom [can come from many different angles.]

[...] we've forgotten our own history and neglect the dangers we currently face. [...] liberty is a fragile achievement.
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august 2012 by asterisk2a

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