Is Elon Musk’s erratic behaviour just the price we need to pay for brilliant entrepreneurs? Kathy Gromotka, associate at Downing Ventures, says YES. We back entrepreneurs because we buy into their desire and ability to behave in a way that creates value, whether they’re a star in the spotlight or operating in stealth mode. Elon Musk’s behaviour, erratic or not, is the price we pay for Elon Musk’s vision – for electric cars, for solar power, and eventually for space travel. If shareholders have bought into Musk’s vision for creating value, and into his maverick persona that generates constant publicity, then his behaviour along the way while executing this vision shouldn’t matter, so long as he is not deviating from the end goal and is creating more good than harm. Twitter storms and odd interviews aren’t a problem in and of themselves. Of course, if those tweets and comments are directly responsible for sinking the value of the company, … [Read more...] about DEBATE: Is Elon Musk’s erratic behaviour just the price we need to pay for brilliant entrepreneurs?
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Day Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByMatt Stevens May 24, 2018 Elon Musk, the billionaire who has ambitions to colonize Mars and whose companies make electric vehicles and rockets, spent part of his Wednesday criticizing an already beleaguered and much-maligned group of humans on Earth. Yes, Mr. Musk, 46, the chief executive of SpaceX and Tesla, could not help unloading on the news media — members of which have written articles, especially in recent months, about the many problems that have plagued his companies. (Among them: delays in the production of Model 3s; a deadly crash that occurred when a Model X’s Autopilot system was engaged; and questions about Tesla’s ability to pay off its debt amid continued quarterly losses.) In a series of tweets that ranged from bizarre to pithy, Mr. Musk called the media … [Read more...] about Why Is Elon Musk Attacking the Media? We Explain. (Also, Give Us a Good Rating!)
Published May 08, 2018 Markets Motley Fool Facebook Twitter Comments Print In this segment from the Market Foolery podcast, host Chris Hill and David Kretzmann of Motley Fool Rule Breakers and Supernova discuss the news out of Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA). They open with the basic numbers from its first-quarter report, which were bad, admittedly -- but still better than expected. Its cars may have a "ludicrous speed" option, but that's not a feature CEO Elon Musk can activate in his factories, and the ramp up of production is still behind schedule. Of course, the Fools talk about the company's need to raise capital, and its CEO's view of when it will get to profitability. But the more interesting story is how the conference call went into the tank after Musk got tired of the dry questions from analysts. Continue Reading Below A full transcript follows the video. 10 stocks we like better than TeslaWhen investing geniuses David and Tom Gardner have a stock tip, it … [Read more...] about Tesla Booked a Record Loss in Q1 — but All Anyone’s Talking About Is Elon Musk’s Conference Call
On January 22, employees of Elon Musk’s Boring Company took the floor in front of Culver City’s city council. Over the course of 45 minutes, operations coordinator Jehn Balajadia sought to justify the company’s now-infamous flagship project: To dig a tunnel stretching from the South Bay city of Hawthorne, California, to West Los Angeles in order to transport vehicles at high speeds. Characterizing Culver City as “forward-thinking,” Mayor Jeffrey Cooper opined that “it would be foolhardy of us to just say no.” Council member Meghan Sahli-Wells, however, wasn’t impressed. “I asked a lot of questions. I didn’t get any answers,” she told Capital & Main. “They sent us the PR people. They didn’t send us the planners. I, so far, have not seen a plan.” Sahli-Wells’s frustrations are revealing. Conceived by Musk in 2016 in an effort to circumvent traffic, Boring Company’s putative purpose is to … [Read more...] about Is Elon Musk’s Boring Company Tunneling Into the Past, Not the Future?
Tech billionaire and SpaceX founder Elon Musk wants to colonize Mars with a million people in an effort to protect humanity from certain doom. To that end, Musk gave a keynote talk at the 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, where he unveiled his ambitious plans to establish a human settlement on the red planet starting in 2022. You can watch the entire talk on YouTube. (There’s also an embedded video player at the end of this post.) “We’re figuring out how to take you to Mars and build a self-sustaining city — to become a truly multiplanetary species,” Musk told the crowd. Here’s what we learned about Musk’s and SpaceX’s Martian ambitions: It looks pretty, but it’s not for beauty’s sake. “This is what we plan to try and make it look like,” he said. Musk said the animation came from computer-aided design files that engineers used to mock up the actual Mars system architecture and show … [Read more...] about This is Elon Musk’s plan to start colonising Mars