asterisk2a + tesla   53

TESLA unter Strom - Der Kampf um die Zukunft des Autos - YouTube
Tesla und Co hat management probleme.
Musk hat intern Tesla und Co kein fuehrungsteam gebaut, und vertraut auch nicht sein "baby" anderen an.
Tesla  Elon  Musk  Cult  Leadership 
december 2018 by asterisk2a
Elon Musk opens the Tesla Gigafactory (2016.7.29) - YouTube
Factory that is on pictures is 1/7th. Might be able to see it from space station when all build. + it is much more dense. VW or Audi or BWM would have to stack their one manufacturing hall 2 other on top. So it is much more than just Wolfsburg.
Tesla  Motors  Elon  Musk  SolarCity 
august 2016 by asterisk2a
Inside Tesla's gigantic Gigafactory - BBC News
When asked by the BBC if the masterplan publication and Gigafactory opening event had been timed to counteract potentially bad news coming from Tesla's financial results due next week, Mr Musk was unequivocal.
"The first time I thought about the earnings call is when you mentioned it," he said. //&! http://www.theverge.com/2016/6/22/12003316/elon-musk-tesla-solar-city-deal-model-3-powerwall
Tesla  Motors  Elon  Musk  SolarCity 
july 2016 by asterisk2a
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
Koch Brothers Declare War On Electric Cars - YouTube
introduce a carbon tax, rather than cherry picking! // who is also invested in their "ventures"? Arabs! See also Fahrenheit 9/11 documentary by Michael Moore. //&! Koch Bros Behind Solar Power Fines - youtu.be/E3SDcOZLksk --- ALEC lobby group. //&! Koch Bros Slammed By Billionaire T. Boone Pickens - youtu.be/65Y1RWDdQBI //&! Koch Brothers Caught On Tape - Obama & Osama Compared - youtu.be/hTUjYyae2zw //&! Koch Brothers Destroyed By Bloomberg Report - youtu.be/ENuN2R0je0k //&! Letters Expose Agenda Of Billionaire Koch Brothers - youtu.be/1JdhyI8mmqY //&! Koch Bros Tried To Shut Up Maddow, Bad Idea - youtu.be/J4XQO6bH7_k //&! Zach Galifianakis Slams Koch Brothers - youtu.be/fW96KEbeGTw //&! Koch Brothers EXPOSED: 2014 (ft. Bernie Sanders) - youtu.be/2N8y2SVerW8 //&!
fossil  fuel  vested  interest  interest  groups  carbon  tax  electric  car  Tesla  Motors  renewable  energy  solar  energy  wind  energy  subsidies  subsidizing  COP21  plutocracy  Greed  oligarchy  Super  Rich  1%  revolving  door  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  Koch  Brothers  Career  Politicians  Super  PAC  presidential  election  2016  climate  change  Generationengerechtigkeit  global  warming  climate  crisis  economic  damage  Wall  Street  shareholder  value  profit  maximisation  tax  evasion  tax  avoidance  corporate  welfare  pork  barrel  corporate  scandal  Oil  price  commodity  prices  budget  deficit  industrial  policy  competitiveness  competitive  crony  capitalism  history  Saudi  Arabia  petrodollar  Petroleum  Industry  petrodollars  Middle  East  gwbush  bush  georgewbush  fracking  shale  gas  SolarCity  Panel  ALEC  bribery  corruption  antitrust  far-right  free  market  neoconservatism  neoconservatives  neoliberalism  neoliberal 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Apple CEO Tim Cook: ‘Massive Change’ Is Coming to Cars | Re/code
Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the automotive industry is at the precipice of “massive change” — though he stopped short of saying whether the world’s most valuable company would play a role in that transformation.
Apple  automotive  autoindustry  autonomous  car  self-driving  cars  Tesla  Motors  Apple  automotive  industry  Uber  public  transportation  Millennials  cost  of  ownership  generationy  transportation  urbanisation  urban  planning 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
The Information's 411-10/23 "Blood Feuds" by The Information Podcasts | Free Listening on SoundCloud
11:30 // science is hard. stupid. and a non-consumer product. duh. //&! HYPE CYLCE - on 5 magazine covers and not even public! because she is, as female science-based founder/ceo a rarity and it sells papers >> on.recode.net/1PcJ8zW - Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes’s Five Best Cover Story Appearances, Ranked
Theranos  Hype  Cycle  Silicon  Valley  Elizabeth  Holmes  Steve  Jobs  Leadership  vision  visionary  missionary  Trope  messaging  message  PR  spin  doctor  Mark  Zuckerberg  credibility  glass  cliff  glass  ceiling  gender-based  discrimination  gender-based  harassment  Venture  Capital  B2B  Box  Aaron  Levie  B2C  Google  Inc.  Google  Search  communication  TOS  EULA  consumer  product  Protection  23andme  Tesla  Motors  Elon  Musk  journalismus  journalism  investigative  journalism  Amazon  disruption  disrupting  markets  Uber  Travis  Kalanick  Jeff  Bezos 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
Volkswagen announces £750m spending cuts to fund product revamp | Business | The Guardian
VW division head promises to focus on electric and hybrid vehicles and revamp diesel cars and vans following emissions scandal
corporate  strategy  electric  car  VW  conglomerate  Volkswagen  corporate  scandal  Abgas-Affäre  restructuring  corporate  culture  status  quo  corporate  values  Leadership  vision  mission  Tesla  Motors  Toyota 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
The health implications of the diesel scandal - BBC News
[ http://www.spiegel.de/thema/abgasaffaere_bei_volkswagen/ ] The diesel scandal started as a worry for car owners. Yet, according to Prof Alistair Lewis, an air pollution expert at the University of York, "it is overwhelmingly a health story". The costs of not doing more to tackle air pollution can be measured in "thousands of deaths and billions of pounds, all passed on to the taxpayer", he says. "The real costs here are the ones the taxpayer picks up in terms of providing extra healthcare," he explains. "The only reason we measure NO2 (nitrogen dioxide) and particulates is because they are harmful to health." //&! youtu.be/HG8Kpfs4ZYs - Krank dank VW?
air  pollution  carbonfootprint  carbonemission  emissions  automotive  autoindustry  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  bribery  VW  Volkswagen  Wall  Street  shareholder  value  profit  maximisation  economic  damage  trickle-down  economics  Career  Politicians  No  Representation  social  contract  political  theory  public  awareness  public  perception  public  opinion  public  debate  public  discourse  public  health  policy  health  care  budget  health  policy  health  care  spending  public  health  urbanisation  urban  planning  noise  pollution  pollution  Petroleum  Industry  fossil  fuel  renewable  energy  electric  car  Tesla  Motors  subsidies  subsidizing  Abgas-Affäre  Diesel  Petrol  WHO 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
Save the World, Turn a Profit - Bloomberg View
Building on these initiatives, Yunus Social Business -- Global Initiatives and the Rockefeller Foundation’s venture-philanthropy Zero Gap project have jointly developed a new tool: the social success note. This innovative financial instrument brings together the interests of commercial investors, social businesses and donors to achieve concrete and measurable social outcomes. In this arrangement, a private investor agrees to make a concessional loan or provide equity to a social business.
mainstreet.org  Wall  Street  shareholder  value  profit  maximisation  closetphile  corporate  values  corporate  culture  vision  mission  social  entrepreneurship  Non-Profit  fiduciary  responsibility  Legacy  Venture  Capital  Kickstarter  B-corporation  Etsy  tax  avoidance  tax  evasion  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  conglomerate  Big  Sugar  food  industry  Desert  pharmaceutical  industry  pharma  pharma  banking  crisis  investment  banking  retail  banking  bank  crisis  Tesla  Motors  exploitation  revolving  door 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
Volkswagen's Scandal is Libor on Wheels - Bloomberg View
There's never just one cockroach. That's what we learned from the market-rigging scandals in recent years. Be it the London Interbank Offered Rates, currencies, metals, oil or… (you get the picture), it turned out that every bank and broker that touched every market benchmark left grubby fingerprints of fraud, collusion and deceit. So the revelation that Volkswagen cheated for years on tests measuring how much damage its diesel engines do to the environment raises a mammoth question: Who else did the same? //&! bv.ms/1KFQ16P - PR/spin doctor/marketing/reframing // Corporate Governance is always the topping on the Cake. It is never the Cake, nor part of the cake batter. Period. >> bv.ms/1LQdO4Y //&! Climate Politics and the Volkswagen Scandal - bv.ms/1QG2Y5f &! Volkswagen and the EPA's Dirty Little Secret - bv.ms/1KCDog5 // show change has to be bottom-up! Incremental Individual Personal Changes en mass! Same with Whole Food Plant Based Diet/Vegan.
corporate  governance  Wall  Street  Volkswagen  VW  Abgas-Affäre  automotive  electric  car  autoindustry  shareholder  value  profit  maximisation  climate  change  Petroleum  Industry  Auto  Industry  Tesla  Motors  Apple  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  corporate  values  corporate  culture  bottom  up  climate  science  climate  crisis  self-regulation  regulation  regulators  Career  Politicians  No  Representation  reframing  framing  marketing  PR  spin  doctor 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
VW could face long legal nightmare - BBC News
One German newspaper has described Volkswagen's rigging of emission tests as the "most expensive act of stupidity in the history of the car industry". [ irrational exuberance, feeling untouchable. Tesla is a symptom, that a somebody has to be crazy and always walk on a knifes edge, to compete against a handful of conglomerates and innovate from first principle: redefining the category/vertical ]
Volkswagen  VW  automotive  conglomerate  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  ethical  machine  corruption  bribery  Career  Politicians  Consumer  Protection  Wall  Street  shareholder  value  profit  maximisation  irrational  exuberance  banking  crisis  GFC  bank  crisis  Tesla  Motors  Elon  Musk  first  principle  FinTech  trust  antitrust  distrust  confidence  exploitation 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
How Tesla Will Change The World
[ 2C target is the most stupid experiment even run in human history, comes before nuclear fallout. fukushima, chernobyl - still dealing with the consequences. ] This is Part 2 of a four-part series on Elon Musk’s companies. For an explanation of why this series is happening and how Musk is involved, start with Part 1.
Elon  Musk  Tesla  Motors  carbonfootprint  climate  change  global  warming  CO2  economic  damage  extreme  weather  weather  extreme  food  security  water  security  water  scarcity  drinking  water  water  supply  water  rights  food  prices  food  poverty  renewable  energy  Kyoto  Career  Politicians  Wall  Street  profit  maximisation  shareholder  value  shared  economic  interest  insurance  premium  energy  policy  air  pollution  ecological  disaster  environmental  disaster  mass  extinction 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
#TOA15 Interview with Amit Karp, Ciaran O’Leary, Felix Petersen and Robin Wauters - YouTube
Very connected, fluid, enabled by infrastructure & networking. &! youtu.be/JvQaHXGgeYQ // &! youtu.be/7s6C4OJ04Rc - #TOA15 Interview with Christoph Keese (Axel Springer) - Germany good at incrementalism. A to B. Industry not willing to disrupt itself, give away existing shrinking pie - for bigger pie. unwilling to break up and upwards (value add) existing products/processes/value chain (legacy) for better. << Axel Springer digital ventures (VC arm). &! #TOA15: ¨Are the Germans Unable to Disrupt?¨ with Christoph Keese (Axel Springer SE) - youtu.be/YyuJmAtZQis --- its about value creation, value add, redesigning of value, chains, product, data, ... big corps can't disrupt itself. especially not by committee. Legacy companies unlikely to survive because of pattern to stick to the conventional and fail, than fail with unconventional and look like a fool. (risk aversion, Failure in the public eye) -- book -- "Silicon Valley: Was aus dem mächtigsten Tal der Welt auf uns zukommt"
Berlin  Start-Up  Scene  ecosystem  Venture  Capital  Europe  Start-Up  Scene  London  Scene  Germany  Mittelstand  SME  SMB  incrementalism  incremental  disruption  creative  destruction  Blue  Ocean  innovator  innovation  competitive  competition  competitiveness  competitive  advantage  BMW  FinTech  autonomous  car  self-driving  cars  Exportweltmeister  Audi  Manufacturing  Industrial  Revolution  2.0  policy  STEM  Software  Is  Eating  The  World  Robotics  automation  Platform  Marketplace  Big  Data  book  added  value  value  creation  banking  Core  Product  Proposition  Proposition  intangible  value  cost  of  ownership  Industry  Tesla  Motors  Apple  Google  Inc.  Alphabet  Inc.  Silicon  Valley  Start-Up  advice  Start-Up  lesson  outsider  economic  history  Wall  Street  short-term  view  short-term  thinking  shareholder  value  profit  maximisation  commodity  business  commoditization  Failure  culture  stigma  3D  printing  Siemens  SAP  automotive 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Ways to think about cars — Benedict Evans
PREPARING FOR THE IMPACT OF DRIVERLESS CARS - http://www.newgeography.com/content/005024-preparing-impact-driverless-cars --- "By combining ride sharing with car sharing—particularly in a city such as New York—MIT research has shown that it would be possible to take every passenger to his or her destination at the time they need to be there, with 80 percent fewer cars. Clearing the roads of four out of five cars has momentous consequences for cities, by measures such as environment, traffic, efficiency, and even parking.
ownership  cost  of  ownership  autonomous  car  self-driving  cars  Share  Economy  on-demand  convenience  Apple  Apple  Google  Inc.  Tesla  Motors  public  transportation  transportation 
august 2015 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
Apple car clues emerge from letter to test facility - BBC News
Apple's vice-president Jeff Williams said earlier in the year that the car is the "ultimate mobile device" - a space you'd assume Apple would be desperate to be in. The question is the extent of what they are building. Are they, as some have said, intending on creating an entire Apple-made car? Or are they perhaps content with providing sophisticated software for already-established car makers to use in their vehicles? Car makers are understandably keeping a close eye on things. Fiat boss Sergio Marchionne told the BBC earlier this year that Apple's pursuit of the car market would be highly disruptive.
Apple  Car  Apple  Google  X  autonomous  self-driving  cars  user  experience  Tesla  Motors  aspirational  product 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Tesla Announces $500M Common Stock Offering | Hacker News
This is a timely announcement following chatter about Tesla's cash flow problems // capital intensive // Tesla shares down after electric car maker posts losses as Elon Musk says more cash needed - bit.ly/1NefTw4
Tesla  Motors  cash  flow 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Apple Hires Ex-Fiat Chrysler Exec For Operations Role, Fueling Car Rumors | TechCrunch
company & business re-tooling for the future where hw cost become negliable (commodity) as well as software, even free. first it represents and turns itself into an aspirational personal technology luxury company (through various ways) during the last couple years starting with the iPhone, its pricing, its brand, public perception (fancy luxurious experience stores & recognizable advertising & leadership), ... and now wan't not only to be in people hands & pocket ... it wants to transport them. A luxury high tech car experience (software, interior, hardware from one source)?!
Apple  Tesla  Motors 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Don't fear failure, unlock your inner creativity, and say yes | Don Dodge | TEDxAthens - YouTube
risk of failure greater than the chance of success. // Success is not final, failure is not fatal. Courage to move forward, counts. Move every day. None is giving you a free ride/lunch. // achieving 60% of the impossible is better than 100% of the ordinary! // NO TO INCREMENTALISM !!! // there are lots of people that you cant, and we teach conformity and not being a rebel, disruptor & creative. thus we create filters and cynicism. // we are very good at saying no ... no to fear, anxiety, the uncomfortable & the pain (the ability to grow), new experiences, // thus pattern matching. // Failure is not an option. Keep trying till you get it right - figured it out. THE LEARNING CURVE! failure is steepest learning curve (entrepreneurship). Thus everyone needs to be exposed to failure and adopt a growth mindset as child. With each failure you get closed to your goal, in case you dont stop & dont make the same mistake twice! // Dream when you are awake. Do it. Say yes to life & opportunities.
TaxiOS  Open  Source  Moonshot  Google  Google  X  entrepreneurship  social  entrepreneurship  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  Failure  fear  anxiety  status  anxiety  society  Gesellschaft  stigma  mainstreet.org  shared  economic  interest  creative  destruction  courage  life  hacker  life  lesson  incrementalism  incremental  education  policy  philosophy  conforming  Tesla  Motors  SpaceX  pattern  matching  bias  learning  curve  growth  mindset  childhood  childhood  development  civil  courage  counter  culture  Silicon  Valley 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
VW-Hauptversammlung: Winterkorn hakt die Vergangenheit ab - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Auf der Hauptversammlung verknüpft VW-Chef Winterkorn die Zukunft von Europas größtem Autokonzern mit sich selbst. [...] Mit seinem Effizienzprogramm (das Wort "Sparprogramm" passt nicht zum Erfolgskurs) soll die Kernmarke VW noch in diesem Jahr mehr als eine Milliarde Euro einsparen. "Hier lassen wir - hier lasse ich nicht nach", betont Winterkorn. Bei VW bauen Menschen Autos für Menschen, wirbt der Konzernchef. "Und ich verspreche ihnen: Daran wird sich auch in Zukunft nichts ändern". << Werkvertraege und Leiharbeit (Lohnkostensenkung in GER) // are they really ahead of the cure or are they just coping with the change. meaning not willing to disrupt itself? to risk entering new industries what will take 10 years to mature (3D Printing (new materials), Software, Robotics, Automation, stakes in Share Economy and on-demand economy (Lyft, Uber, Hailo, BlaBlaCar, Postmates, FernReisebusunternehmen). ... which would actually show Leadership. It's own Google X and Google Ventures.
VW  Peak  Car  industrial  policy  Germany  Mittelstand  Werkvertrag  Tarifvertrag  Zeitarbeit  contractor  Leiharbeit  Lohnzurückhaltung  lohndumping  complexity  secular  stagnation  squeezed  middle  class  China  BRIC  Frontier  Markets  Developing  World  India  Western  World  Africa  urbanisation  urban  planning  electric  Tesla  Motors  globalisation  globalization  Lohnkosten  competitive  advantage  competitiveness  competitive  competition  flat  borderless  21stcentury  automotive  Europe  Industry  disrupting  disruption  Leadership 
may 2015 by asterisk2a
Yesterday the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation... - Creative Commons
... see comments. also see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tesla_Motors#Technology_sharing &! https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8654831 &! https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8685291 >> Nature makes all articles free to view (nature.com) "For those not in the know, Nature is THE journal to be in if you want to be successful in bioscience. It is peer reviewed, fairly exclusive, and they generally only publish game changer style science. If you are in science, and you get a first author Nature paper, your ticket is punched and you are about to have a moderately successful career."
Aaron  Swartz  Creative  Commons  research  Information  wants  to  be  free  knowledge  worker  knowledge  economy  knowledge  Tesla  Motors  Elon  Musk  21stcentury  Mobile  Creative  Mobile  Creatives  Collaborative  collaboration  Future  of  Work  patent  patent  troll  research  papers  education  policy  Public 
november 2014 by asterisk2a
Tesla chooses Nevada for its battery Gigafactory location - The Next Web
@Tesla announces its selection of Nevada as the location for its $5B Gigafactory; Nevada's gov says Tesla will bring the state $100B in economic impact over the next 20 yrs; Tesla expects the Gigafactory's annual battery production to power 500K cars/yr by 2020
Tesla  Motors  gigafactory 
september 2014 by asterisk2a
The Case For Intelligent Failure To Invent The Future | TechCrunch
The future will not be like the past. The future will be built by those who will take risks and action to invent the world they want. [...] Over the years, I have developed great skepticism toward so-called experts and pontificators who seem authoritative in forecasting and create an illusion of knowing based on very little actual expertise. [...] I have experienced the power of doers, the chaotic and naïve world of optimistic entrepreneurs who just try things, admit mistakes, fail, learn, iterate, try again and find solutions – often out of necessity. Accepting, even encouraging, the right kind of failure is the best way to discover the solution to our problems and close the resource gap. Learning by engaging, iterating and persisting, rather than pursuing academic studies or writing papers, seem to be the major drivers of change. [...] The biggest risk we can take is to not take any risks at all. [...] we need the impossible to bridge our resource gap.
entrepreneurship  social  entrepreneurship  entrepreneurial  entrepreneur  Year  of  Code  innovation  innovator  Mobile  Creative  Mobile  Creatives  knowledge  worker  knowledge  economy  destruction  disrupting  markets  disruption  marketplace  inefficiencies  marketplace  efficiencies  finite  resources  Tesla  Motors  renewable  energy  energy  security  resource  depletion  Elon  Musk  failure  culture  society  Silicon  Valley  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice 
september 2014 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
PicturePhone: How Bell Telephone lost a half billion, but nearly created the internet - YouTube
subsidizing ur product (expensive cellphone) w long-term contract. subsidizing one customer base (entry) with the cash cow of the other customer base (expert). or as a multi-product company; subsidize your new products (to get traction, interest, let users form habits, lower the barriers of entry, increase the potential customer base) with excess profits from another product you have. subsidizing mass market product development with a well marketed, high-end, status symbol product - tesla motors with tesla roadster - to get to the model s and further.
Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  Tesla  Motors  business  model  business  plan  technology  Google  Amazon  Microsoft  Yahoo!  history 
july 2014 by asterisk2a
SolarCity's Chairman Elon Musk annouces it will buy solar panel maker Silveo
Without decisive action to lay the groundwork today, the massive volume of affordable, high efficiency panels needed for unsubsidized solar power to outcompete fossil fuel grid power simply will not be there when it is needed,” according to the blog post penned by SolarCity Chairman Elon Musk and the two co-founders, Peter Rive and Lyndon Rive. [...] “The timing is right to make an acquisition and get into advanced solar panel manufacturing. If we don’t do this, then we thought there’s a risk of not being able to have the solar panels we need to expand the business in the long term,” Elon Musk said on the conference call. [...] In both cases, Musk’s goal is to make sure that the components critical to his vision of the future — electric cars and solar energy — are available and cheap enough to beat fossil fuels.
SolarCity  Solar  Panel  Elon  Musk  efficiency  gigafactory  Tesla  Motors  energy  storage  systems  renewable  energy  Nudge  theory  financial  incentive  incentive  industrial  policy  subsidies  subsidizing 
june 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 Opens Up Patents to Promote Electric Vehicles | Re/code
Elon Musk's legacy will not just be Tesla Motors and SpaceX. It will also be this, being concerned about the future, that the velocity of which the electric car spreads to the consumer around the world isn't steep enough in order to make a dent in the world ... in the world's carbon emission reduction / global warming. He puts the common and public good before profits and WallStreet. Knowing and banking on the Tesla Brand and still having the first mover advantage in 5 years. Elon Musk picks his fights really well. Marrying a capitalistic profit motive of a company that was on the brink of failure and the public good/common good of reducing carbon footprint of the world. Establishing, enabling industry standards. Preventing technological incompatibilities and silos. Trying to prevent consumer frustration and friction. This is Win-Win. If Wall Street tanks the Stock this Friday, we should all give up ... on Wall Street already. // http://onforb.es/1mNg7Jw
Tesla  teslamotors  Tesla  Motors  patent  patents  patent  troll  patent  trolls  Elon  Musk  focused  focus  execution  Open  Platform  carbonfootprint  carbonemission  Mission  Statement  crony  capitalism  industry  standards  technological  history  technological  progress  Consumerism  consumer  consumerist  frictionless  friction  technological  silo  silo  long-term  thinking  short-term  thinking  WallStreet  consumer  product  Design  moral  beliefs  morals  morality  Philosophy  public  good  public  transportation  ethical  ethics  corporate  governance  corporate  culture  corporatism  capitalism  ethical  beliefs  governance 
june 2014 by asterisk2a
Elon Musk Bet On The Gigafactory - Business Insider
At a tech conference hosted by Tesla last week, Musk put things in even more stark terms: The company won't be able to function at all if it doesn't build a gigafactory — and will ultimately need hundreds of them. "We can’t figure out any other way to scale," the Wall Street Journal's Cassandra Sweet quoted Musk as saying.
gigafactory  SolarCity  Tesla  Elon  Musk  battery  battery  technology  Lithium-Ion  Li-ion  battery 
may 2014 by asterisk2a
Larry Page shares annual [2013 version] Founders' letter for shareholders:- Google is processing | LAUNCH
Few incremental changes leads to irrelevance over time; Google will continue to invest for the long term. Larry Page & Google wollen sich nicht den Rang ablaufen lassen von Elon Musk (Tesla & Space X) sowohl von Zuckerbergs Facebook (welcher auch das Internet zur restlichen weltbevoelkerung bringen will.) ... have to hand it to them that they are able to pursue and work on their grand visions while under quarterly scrutiny by Shareholders.
Google  Larry  Page  long-term  thinking  investment  technological  progress  Don't  be  evil  shareholder  stakeholder  WallStreet  crony  capitalism  greed  short-term  thinking  human  progress  humanity  complexity  unknown  unknowns  corporate  governance  governance  transparency  accountability  interest  groups  Vision  Elon  Musk  elonmusk  Facebook  Mark  Zuckerberg  Tesla  SpaceX 
may 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
To the People of New Jersey | Blog | Tesla Motors
On Tuesday, under pressure from the New Jersey auto dealer lobby to protect its monopoly, the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission, composed of political appointees of the Governor, ended your right to purchase vehicles at a manufacturer store within the state. Governor Christie had promised that this would be put to a vote of the elected state legislature, which is the appropriate way to change the law. When it became apparent to the auto dealer lobby that this approach would not succeed, they cut a backroom deal with the Governor to circumvent the legislative process and pass a regulation that is fundamentally contrary to the intent of the law.
middleman  teslamotors  Tesla  USA  democracy  backroom  deal  lobby  Lobbying  lobbyist  transparency  elonmusk  Career  Politicians  ethic  moral  accountability 
march 2014 by asterisk2a
VC Stewart Alsop: How I pissed off Steve Jobs - YouTube
Steve Job's last big gig was designing and figuring out the Apple TV, where TV is an app and the Device, what is known as TV is a super-size iMac. A Personal Computer. Plus they probably will make the iPad and Apple TV / iTV connect to each other so you can use the iPas and iPhone as 2nd Screen and do social media and surfing and sharing while watching TV. // Google acquisition of Nest Lab is also talent acquisition - Tony Fadell - a former Apple Execs. But he is a Product Guy and those are valuable, and Apple competed with Google for Nest Labs and thus Tony Fadell. Larry Page needs Fadell to improve Google's product line and future products and teach other Googlers 'product development, management and how to think about it correctly.' >> Android, Nexus, Google Chrome, Google Glasses, Google Car, Google ChromeCast. The big things that bring in the money. // // bn dollar companies have an asshole at their helm, that one that steps on people to get his way, get things done, rolling.
Google  Apple  Nest  Labs  design  designer  Steve  Jobs  history  Personal  Computer  PC  Microsoft  Kickstarter  Apple  TV  TiVo  Larry  Page  Product  Guy  Power  does  Corrupt  Product  Google  Glasses  Nexus  Android  Google  Chrome  Google  ChromeCast  Google  Car  Amazon  AWS  jeffbezos  Palm  larryellison  markzuckerberg  Ev  Williams  Twitter  Facebook  IBM  Personal  Product  Sonos  Tesla  iPhone 
march 2014 by asterisk2a
Tesla Says It Is Now Profitable, Ships 109 Roadsters In July
Silicon Valley’s electric car company, Tesla Motors, says that it hit profitability in July. The private company reports that it made “approximately $1 million of earnings” on revenues of $20 million, and that it shipped 109 Roadsters, its $109,000 all-electric sports car. The revenues reflect GAAP accounting standards and are only for the month of July.
Tesla  teslamotors 
august 2009 by asterisk2a

related tags

1%  2.0  3D  21stcentury  23andme  Aaron  Abgas-Affäre  abundance  accountability  added  advantage  advice  Africa  AI  air  ALEC  algorithm  Alibaba  Alley  Alphabet  Amazon  ambition  Android  antitrust  anxiety  Apple  Arabia  artificial  aspirational  Audi  augmented  auto  autoindustry  automation  automotive  autonomous  avoidance  awareness  AWS  B-corporation  B2B  B2C  backroom  balance  bank  banking  barrel  batteries  battery  be  beliefs  Berlin  Bezos  bias  Big  Blue  BMW  book  borderless  bottom  Box  brand  branding  brands  bribery  BRIC  Brin  Brothers  budget  bush  business  Capital  capitalism  car  carbon  carbonemission  carbonfootprint  care  Career  cars  cash  ceiling  change  childhood  China  Chrome  ChromeCast  civil  class  cliff  climate  closetphile  CO2  Code  collaboration  Collaborative  commoditization  commodity  common  Commons  communication  company  competition  competitive  competitiveness  complexity  Computer  confidence  conforming  conglomerate  consumer  Consumerism  consumerist  contract  contractor  convenience  COP21  Core  corporate  corporations  corporatism  Corrupt  corruption  cost  counter  courage  creation  creative  Creatives  credibility  crisis  crony  Cult  culture  curve  customer  Cycle  damage  Data  deal  debate  deficit  demandmedia  democracy  depletion  Desert  design  designer  destruction  Developing  development  Diesel  disaster  discourse  discrimination  disrupting  disruption  distrust  doctor  does  Don't  door  drinking  East  Eating  ecological  economic  economics  economy  ecosystem  education  efficiencies  efficiency  election  electric  Elizabeth  Elon  elonmusk  emission  emissions  energy  engineer  entrepreneur  entrepreneurial  entrepreneurship  environmental  ethic  ethical  ethics  etsy  EULA  Europe  Ev  evasion  evil  execution  experience  exploitation  Exportweltmeister  extinction  extreme  exuberance  facebook  failure  far-right  fear  fiduciary  financial  finite  FinTech  first  Fit  flat  flow  focus  focused  food  fossil  fracking  framing  free  friction  frictionless  Frontier  fuel  Future  gas  gender-based  Generationengerechtigkeit  generationy  georgewbush  Germany  Gesellschaft  GFC  gigafactory  glammedia  glass  Glasses  global  globalisation  globalization  good  Google  governance  greed  green  groups  growth  Guy  gwbush  hacker  harassment  health  history  Holmes  human  humanity  hydrogen  Hype  IBM  impact  Inc.  incentive  incremental  incrementalism  India  industrial  industry  inefficiencies  Information  innovation  innovator  insurance  intangible  intelligence  interest  Intimate  investigative  investment  iPhone  IPO  irrational  Is  Jeff  jeffbezos  Jobs  journalism  journalismus  Justine  Kalanick  Kickstarter  knowledge  Koch  Kyoto  Labs  language  Larry  larryellison  leadership  Leaf  learning  Legacy  Leiharbeit  lesson  Levie  Li-ion  life  linkedin  Lithium-Ion  lobby  Lobbying  lobbyist  lohndumping  Lohnkosten  Lohnzurückhaltung  London  long-term  machine  mainstreet.org  management  Manufacturing  marginal  Mark  market  marketing  marketplace  markets  markzuckerberg  mass  matching  maximisation  message  messaging  Microsoft  middle  middleman  Millennials  mindset  mission  missionary  Mittelstand  Mobile  model  Moonshot  moral  morality  morals  Motors  multi-product  Musk  neoconservatism  neoconservatives  neoliberal  neoliberalism  Nest  Nexus  Nissan  No  noise  Non-Profit  Nudge  Ocean  of  Oil  oligarchy  on-demand  Open  opinion  outsider  ownership  PAC  Page  Palm  Panel  papers  partnerships  patent  patents  pattern  PC  Peak  perception  perseverance  Personal  petrodollar  petrodollars  Petrol  Petroleum  pharma  pharmaceutical  philanthropy  philosophy  plan  planning  Platform  plutocracy  policy  political  Politicians  Politics  pollution  pork  postnup  poverty  Power  PR  premium  prenup  presidential  price  prices  principle  printing  product  Product/Market  profit  progress  Proposition  Protection  public  quo  reframing  regulation  regulators  relations  relationship  relationships  renewable  Representation  research  resource  resources  responsibility  restructuring  retail  Revolution  revolving  Rich  rights  Robotics  S  SAP  Saudi  scandal  scarcity  Scene  science  Search  secular  security  self-driving  self-regulation  Sergey  shale  Share  shared  shareholder  sharing  short-term  Siemens  Silicon  silo  skype  SMB  SME  social  society  Software  solar  SolarCity  Sonos  Source  SpaceX  spending  spin  squeezed  stagnation  stakeholder  standards  Stark  Start-Up  Statement  status  STEM  Steve  stigma  storage  strategy  Street  subsidies  subsidizing  Sugar  Super  supply  Swartz  systems  Tarifvertrag  tax  TaxiOS  technological  technology  tesla  teslamotors  The  theory  Theranos  thinking  TiVo  to  Tony  TOS  toyota  transparency  transportation  Travis  trickle-down  troll  trolls  Trope  trophy  trust  TV  Twitter  Uber  UI  unknown  unknowns  up  upside  urban  urbanisation  USA  user  UX  Valley  value  values  Venture  vested  view  vision  visionary  Volkswagen  VW  Wall  WallStreet  Walmart  wantrepreneur  wants  warming  water  weather  welfare  Werkvertrag  Western  WHO  wife  Williams  wind  work  worker  World  X  Yahoo!  Year  yelp  Zeitarbeit  zero  zombie  Zuckerberg  zynga 

Copy this bookmark:



description:


tags: