Elon Musk fantasy

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October 10th, 2017 at 2:19:56 PM permalink
Ayecarumba
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Mr. Musk's job is not to come up with TNBT, it is to maximize the profit and value of Tesla Motot's for his shareholders. He has failed totally to do the first and the second is suspect. His time is better spent fixing production problems than planning things that will at best take decades to achieve and if they do be of no profit.


I think about it like Thomas Edison. If Edison had solely concentrated on profitable management of his stock ticker factory, when would the other great inventions out of Menlo Park, like the phonograph or motion picture projector ever have been developed?
October 10th, 2017 at 3:07:06 PM permalink
AZDuffman
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I think about it like Thomas Edison. If Edison had solely concentrated on profitable management of his stock ticker factory, when would the other great inventions out of Menlo Park, like the phonograph or motion picture projector ever have been developed?


Edison ran his business like a business, and his investors made sure he did. If Musk wants to be an "idea man" he should resign as CEO and be an idea man with his own money.
The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it
October 10th, 2017 at 4:33:53 PM permalink
Ayecarumba
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Edison ran his business like a business, and his investors made sure he did. If Musk wants to be an "idea man" he should resign as CEO and be an idea man with his own money.


Not always:
Quote: Biography.com (highlights mine)
Later Inventions & Business

In 1887, Edison built an industrial research laboratory in West Orange, New Jersey, which served as the primary research laboratory for the Edison lighting companies. He spent most of his time there, supervising the development of lighting technology and power systems. He also perfected the phonograph, and developed the motion picture camera and the alkaline storage battery.

Over the next few decades, Edison found his role as inventor transitioning to one as industrialist and business manager. The laboratory in West Orange was too large and complex for any one man to completely manage, and Edison found he was not as successful in his new role as he was in his former one. Edison also found that much of the future development and perfection of his inventions was being conducted by university-trained mathematicians and scientists. He worked best in intimate, unstructured environments with a handful of assistants and was outspoken about his disdain for academia and corporate operations.
October 10th, 2017 at 4:39:32 PM permalink
AZDuffman
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Not always:
Quote: Biography.com (highlights mine)
Later Inventions & Business

In 1887, Edison built an industrial research laboratory in West Orange, New Jersey, which served as the primary research laboratory for the Edison lighting companies. He spent most of his time there, supervising the development of lighting technology and power systems. He also perfected the phonograph, and developed the motion picture camera and the alkaline storage battery.

Over the next few decades, Edison found his role as inventor transitioning to one as industrialist and business manager. The laboratory in West Orange was too large and complex for any one man to completely manage, and Edison found he was not as successful in his new role as he was in his former one. Edison also found that much of the future development and perfection of his inventions was being conducted by university-trained mathematicians and scientists. He worked best in intimate, unstructured environments with a handful of assistants and was outspoken about his disdain for academia and corporate operations.


Note that Edison did all of this AFTER he was making a profit, not while he was burning money at an alarming rate.

Musk is no Edison.
The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it
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