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Shai Agassi

Tech Entrepreneur Calls Out The NYT

Posted 03.22.2013 | Small Business

This post originally appeared on LinkedIn Influencers. Follow Shai Agassi on LinkedIn. Last week, David Brooks used his column in the NY Times to l...

Great Person #2: The Fragility of Life, Dreaming Big, and Ending Our Dependence on Oil

Robert LoCascio | Posted 05.25.2012 | Good News
Robert LoCascio

I think we need more people who are able to take big problems like oil, the environment, healthcare, education, and dedicate themselves to solving them. Not just from a passion side, but also from an engineering side of creating new systems.

Game Changers in Silicon Valley: Calls for Public Uprising

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 11.22.2011 | San Francisco
Alison van Diggelen

"You have no idea how much more you should be frustrated!" Gavin Newsom, California's lieutenant governor, was on fire. Newsom appeared at the Game Changers Conference in Silicon Valley September 13.

Israeli Immigration and the Entrepreneurial Spirit

Daniel Seal | Posted 10.22.2011 | Business
Daniel Seal

Israel is a country of immigrants and, much like New York of the 19th Century, it is this "melting pot" that has encouraged the entrepreneurial spirit and enabled businesses and commerce to flourish.

San Francisco Partners With Shai Agassi's Electric Car Scheme, a $1 Billion Project

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Karin Kloosterman

The financial crisis is hurting Americans, but months before the hit fuel costs were already gouging into people's pockets. Some were forced to carpoo...

Meet Your New Boss, You!

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Alexia Parks

In today's weak economy, to focus on Job Creation is to be fearless. When you focus on the unique skills and talents you have that can be of service to others you can become free of fear.

Can American Tennis Be Saved?

Adam Dub | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Adam Dub

We don't have an American we can get behind that we believe can win a major or at the very least contend for titles regularly.

Government Assisted Suicide? GM Goes Bankrupt

Bernie Bulkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bernie Bulkin

Shai Agassi's goal to take whole countries and turn them into electric vehicle only countries just might happen.

Canada Greens Our Roads with Electric Vehicles

Jean Jerome Baudry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jean Jerome Baudry

It is time for society to really embrace electric vehicles into our everyday way of life and say good-bye to traditional gasoline vehicles.

Practical And Green: Charge Electric Cars While Shopping

Israel News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Parking spaces next to the recharging points will be reserved for customers who want to recharge their electric cars while shopping. Over the next few...

Shai Agassi, Post-Oil Visionary, Named Third Most Creative Businessperson

Fast Company | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

We emphasized those whose creativity addresses a larger issue -- from the future of our energy infrastructure to the evolution of philanthropy to next...

Green Smoke and Mirrors: A Voice of Reason On Israel's Electric Car Hype

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Karin Kloosterman

Today, with Renault-Nissan signed on to build the first prototype (it was released a couple of weeks ago), it seems that Israel could be the world's first to pilot test the electric car on a national scale.

Better Place Electric Car Infrastructure Primer (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

We've followed Shai Agassi's "Better Place" electric car infrastructure proposals with great interest, wondering if places that have struck deals with...

Israel's Natural Gas Bonanza Could Help Electric Cars -- Or Start A War | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Amidst all its struggles to develop clean and cleaner technologies (and a recent war with Gaza), it seem that Israelis got a huge gift this week: they...

Low Gas Prices May Doom Automakers, Sustainability Expert William McDonough Warns

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Diane Tucker

Why solicit McDonough's opinion? Because this architect and author, and one of Time magazine's Heroes of the Planet, is no stranger to Detroit or the greening of industrial processes.

The Inspired Auto Bailout Of Tom Friedman's Dreams

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Tom Friedman's column today bemoans the lack of foresight and innovative thinking in Detroit. While the topic isn't particularly new -- can you think ...

Changing the Whole Auto Industry, Seriously?

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Craig Newmark

Entrenched power and mindset within Detroit leadership make it really tough for the auto industry, as a whole, to innovate.