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How Can Financial Experts Be So Stupid? — MSNBC & Axios #FAIL On Tesla

October 1st, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

I follow two things very closely — cleantech and US politics. I consider the latter a civic duty, but seldom weave it into my work. I listen to segments from many sources across the political spectrum and read articles across the political spectrum. I love MSNBC's coverage because it is generally so good at cutting through the noise, digging into the topics that matter the most (imho), and calling B.S. what it is — B.S. However, MSNBC doesn't know cleantech


Is The SEC Screwing You?

October 1st, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

This article isn’t just about Tesla. In fact, it’s just approximately half about Tesla. It's about several serious issues with the


UPDATE: SEC Files Suit Against Elon Musk

September 27th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

The SEC has sued Elon Musk personally, alleging fraud. One result could be that Elon is banned from serving as an officer or director of any publicly traded company -- including his own.


Betting On Elon Musk Means Betting On Rapid Trial & Error — Volkswagen Wanted In

September 6th, 2018 | by Matt Pressman

With unparalleled fame and attention for a CEO, the spotlight is getting brighter for Tesla's Elon Musk. His decision (and subsequent reversal) to take Tesla private, has only heightened the glare. One pivotal reason Musk backed off his bid to go private was reported by the Wall Street Journal, "It might mean allowing competitors inside his tent—one of the investors his bankers had lined up was Volkswagen AG, people familiar with the matter said."


Remember That Time Ford Went Private? Elon Musk & Henry Ford Both Irritated By Short-Term Thinkers

September 1st, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Editor's note: Below is a portion of an article published on the EVANNEX blog. While Henry Ford might not have been fighting with short sellers, oil barons, and Twitter trolls, he, like Elon Musk, was also dogged and irritated by short-term thinkers more interested in quarter-to-quarter financials than long-term vision and growth. Charles Morris relays a story about Henry Ford getting so fed up with it that narrow, near-term mindset that he took Ford Motor Company private. Musk has read up on Ford quite a bit, so perhaps this anecdote kept coming to mind as Musk verbally wrestled with analysts. Alas, it's 2018 and the Tesla story is more complicated than the Ford story — in several ways — which has ended up dissipating the idea of Tesla going private. In any case, this comparison is a fascinating little look at the kind of thing that businessmen like Musk and Ford sometimes have to struggle with


Open Letter To Catherine Wood About Private Tesla vs Public Tesla

August 25th, 2018 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

While this letter was being prepared for publication, Elon Musk released the news that he decided not to follow through on his idea of taking Tesla private. That news made the goal of this letter obsolete. But the arguments in it are as valid today as they were yesterday, making it still worthy of publication


Ben Kallo SLAMS Tesla Bears (Video) — #TeslaPrivate #Pravduh

August 16th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

Major media outlets have let me down in the past. Their coverage of global warming in minuscule, horrid, and an outright disservice to the human species. Their coverage of the last US presidential race was absurd and completely derelict in its level of counterproductive noise. But I think their coverage of Tesla this year, and especially since CEO & Chairman Elon Musk tweeted about a desire to take Tesla private, has disappointed me more than any other media coverage in my lifetime


Pros & Cons Of Tesla Going Private — #TeslaPrivate

August 15th, 2018 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

Since Tesla CEO & Chairman Elon Musk tweeted out a note that he was "considering" taking Tesla private, my mind has been racing through the pros and cons of such a change. Add me to the thousands or millions of others in this same boat. While we've hosted many an interesting discussion about the pros and cons, however, we haven't actually published an attempt at a comprehensive summary of these pros and cons


Splitting Tesla, Transitioning Shares, Updating The Board — #TeslaPrivate Possibilities

August 14th, 2018 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

Today's blog post from Tesla CEO & Chairman Elon Musk confirmed my WAG about the cost of going private. It is somewhere between $0 and $24 billion. For both amounts, Elon can get the funding secured. But for the amount of $???, it is a bit harder. Investors want to know how much they are going to invest, and how much influence they are going to get for that amount


Model 3 Is Tesla’s “Get Out Of Jail Free” Card — #TeslaPrivate

August 13th, 2018 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

For 15 years, Tesla has been prisoner of The Secret Tesla Master Plan. It called for the development of a number of products and the acceleration of the world's transition to renewable energy. To achieve those goals, Tesla was forced to travel from milestone to milestone, with a pause to recuperate and then get back to the maximum speed its financial resources would allow


Elon Musk Should NOT Recuse Himself — #TeslaPrivate

August 13th, 2018 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

While this article waited for the editor to come along and publish it, the world changed. Elon published on August 13, 2018, a new blog post explaining his actions on and before the 7th of August, when he tweeted about taking Tesla private at $420 and sent a letter to Tesla's employees. I leave the original article as written, and add an addendum with the consequences of these new revelations


What Could Tesla Be Worth In 10 Years?

August 11th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

The cleantech/tech/stock/business news of the week this past week was more obvious than an elephant sitting on a golf cart — Elon Musk may take Tesla private. It has stunned the world, and the response from the financial press has been embarrassing — to put it nicely. One matter very frequently ignored is what an exclusive share in private Tesla should be worth. This is different from what a share in public TSLA is worth right now or should be worth right now



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