Utilities don't mind that solar is renewable, zero carbon, and enjoys free fuel -- as long as they own it. But solar is also modular and decentralized, which they hate. They don't want to compete with their own customers.
Even if you only have time to read four books this year (that is just one book every three months), these are the four books that you need to be reading. These are four of the best books that every entrepreneur, in virtually every field, needs to read in 2016.
Even if you're not in the market for a Tesla right now, you can take the Tesla factory tour. It is inspiring to learn about this home-grown California auto manufacturer and see what they are accomplishing for both consumers and the environment.
My all time favorite musician and one of history's divine geniuses, David Bowie, died yesterday and it's got me thinking about what a difference one i...
During my 30-minute interview with Musk I asked him about three areas: How did growing up in South Africa affect his life, was his driving purpose what kept him afloat all these years, and what people helped him achieve his current success.
As I argue in the book, I'm convinced that Musk is what psychologists would consider to be a "profoundly gifted" person. This sounds like a fluffy, abstract term, but it's actually quite concrete in the scientific literature.
My biggest takeaway from doing the book was that Elon starts out most days looking to address the "critical path" blocking any one of his companies from achieving their goals. Basically, he tries to find the major problem and then do what he can to help fix it. Sometimes this means Elon will personally try and solve the problem. Other times, it means he'll give a team more money and more people instantly to try and finish a project quickly.
"You're the average of the 5 people you surround yourself with..." Jack Canfield's mentor told him. He continued "... make a list of all of the peopl...
Recently, I have been reading Gloria Steinem's new book, My Life on the Road. I've always proudly called myself feminist, but the truth is, I've nev...
Until this week, it was space 3, Elon Musk, zero. One Falcon 9 Rocket exploded shortly after takeoff, and two that flew as hoped failed to land as int...
What gifts would Mother Earth bring? Experiences. Unlike a plastic toy that will be broken by April, in landfill by May, an experience will be remembered and replayed again and again, a legacy to your children and our planet that just may outlast all of us.
What would Mother Earth bring as gifts: experiences. Unlike a plastic toy that will be broken by April, in landfills by May, an experience will be remembered and replayed again and again, a legacy to your children and our planet that just may outlast all of us.
If you want to be a marketing expert, look at brand beyond just marketing, think beyond engagement to genuine co-creation, and understand that if you want to stand out you can't simply say and do what everyone else is doing.
No one is looking yet at the benefits to economic growth increased investments will bring to prevent our Earth from overheating, investments that will be needed to mitigate the ongoing damage of rising seas, as well as fund future investments in new technologies that can reduce the increased warming science predicts.
Tesla is impressively innovative (with a CTO at the top of his game) but the company is not disrupting the automobile industry. Disruptive innovation is not what we think it is.
Elon Musk and Tesla have cornered their niches, they've turned customers into evangelists, and most importantly, they provide online users with a positive experience based around useful content instead of zealous sales pitches around every corner.