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Elon has Really Pushed the Industry to Embrace Electrification

“Elon Musk has really pushed the industry to embrace electrification,” says former Ford CEO Mark Fields. “The challenge here is how do you make money at it?” Fields says that there will continue to be a large portion of internal combustion engines and that the shift to electric is going to take a long time …

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Part of Elon Musk’s Grit is to Push Back Against Obstacles

Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn co-founder, says regarding embattled Tesla founder Elon Musk, “Part of his grit, part of his determination to get to that long future is to push back against these obstacles. I just think it needs to be a different pattern than those tweets.” LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman discussed how the rules need be redefined …

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Elon Musk Was Right. The Questions Were Bonehead

Tesla stock dropped a bit after Elon Musk dismissed a some analyst questions, calling them “boring” and “bonehead.” The take from the business press was that Musk‘s behavior was “bizarre” (Marketwatch) and “irksome” (Wall Street Journal). Musk later stated that it was “foolish” of him not to just answer the questions but then explained why …

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Elon Musk Targets Press, Competitors in Combative Tesla Earnings Call

Elon Musk‘s typical bravado was on full display Wednesday during Tesla’s first quarter earnings call.  The Tesla CEO answered questions boldly and even defiantly at times, at one point going on an anti-media rant and at another point challenging the head of a major competitor. Musk, who tends to respond to criticism with bombast and address …

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