Although Tesla's Elon Musk has declared, there won't be a recall, it's almost certain the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will investigate. As we all know, three's a trend.
A quick glance provided the context for the meeting, notes from previous encounters, and often times contained personal information.
The Moon! Mars! Asteroids! Rockets! Helium 3! Space solar power! Space tourism! We go through fads, swarm around the hero de jour, and spend far too much time trashing the other guy's ideas in favor of our own.
Just as we set out of the Mountain View's NASA Ames Research Center 583C Building on July 27 on our way to Los Angeles for a tour visit of SpaceX, thr...
Last week, I received an email from Tesla Motors that talked about an unfortunate event with one of its electric vehicles. As I read through it, it called to mind how Warren Buffett handled himself during "The Great American Express Salad Oil Scandal." While this story is almost 50 years old, it bears repeating.
Hyperloop's biggest obstacle is the ever-growling Cerberus of the people's pocketbook: a dollar-sniffing watchdog with the three heads of public resistance, legislative reluctance, and administrative recalcitrance. Sneaking a good idea past this hell hound is a Heraclean task.
The chances of Hyperloop actually working are nearly 100 percent as the science as already been proved. The chances of Hyperloop becoming a constructed reality is an entirely different concern.
The entire car industry should probably study Tesla, to understand if and how it plans to take such market share from all current incumbents. Assuming they will all learn the same underlying secret, what car will they make after they finished their collective hypothetical study?
Ever wanted to hop from San Francisco to Los Angeles for an afternoon of shopping? Or spend a couple hours soaking up the sun in Orlando after lunch in Atlanta? Want to catch a great concert in Nashville but be in bed in St. Louis later that night?
Amazon, PayPal and the other disruptive businesses started by our new Heroic Capitalists were birthed by the ability and willingness of venture firms -- not traditional banks -- to see their vision and invest behind it.
Some call Elon Musk's plans for The Hyperloop "insane," others call it "genius," but the question remains: What's going on inside Musk's head and where does he get his wild ideas? It's a question I put to Musk during an in-depth interview.
Both are visionary yet each takes the long view of history and industry. And it is not easy to change an entire industry. Let's be really clear on that.
Are you able to build both deeper expertise in your discipline through continual improvements and cultivate completely different ways of approaching challenges?
Tesla stock has been on a rocketship this year, soaring to four times its trading value of a year ago, from $25 to $115 per share! Recently a subscriber asked me if this super hot stock was now a short. My answer: "That's going to require an article. It's not a simple yes or no."
Pakistanis are the largest Muslim community in Silicon Valley and have the highest household incomes of all Muslim ethnicities, yet are under-represented in entrepreneurship there. It seems we shun the business of dreams even in the land where dreams come true.