THE CURIOUS CASE OF ELON MUSK
Elon Musk has achieved some jaw-dropping feats at SpaceX and Tesla. Louis Sarkozy, son of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy asks (through Washington Examiner), “Ought to he be acknowledged as a capitalist instance, champion of science, and hero of the surroundings? Sure. Is the media fawning over his numerous ethical deeds and wishing him success in his progressive endeavors? No. Fairly, he's continuously berated, belittled, and criticized for trivial causes.”
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Above: Elon Musk and some of his forward-looking initiatives at Tesla (Supply: Cash Management / Story and Script: Avinash Mudaliar, Siddartha Bannerjee, Xema Pathek; Artwork: Harsho Mohan Chattoraj)
Take, for example, Elon puffing some (ahem) Mary Jane on a current podcast. “He was barraged by each press outlet and made enjoyable of on social media. Amid this illogical fury, surprisingly coming from the aspect of the political aisle which normally champions the surroundings and drug legalization, I used to be left to surprise: When are we going to understand that in Musk, now we have hit fairly near jackpot?”
Others agree. Ron Baron. Mark Cuban. Richard Branson. Larry Web page. And, most not too long ago, Oracle’s founder Larry Ellison stated (through CNBC), “I beloved all of the articles about how Elon doesn’t know what he's doing, the photographs of him smoking dope, you realize, and The Wall Road Journal writing all these articles [saying] he's going to need to exit for cash.”
Above: A glance again at some of Elon’s earlier milestones at Tesla (Supply: Cash Management/ Story and Script: Avinash Mudaliar, Siddartha Bannerjee, Xema Pathek; Artwork: Harsho Mohan Chattoraj)
He continues, “Why ought to I consider you versus my good friend Elon whereas I'm out right here watching this rocket land, which I believe is absolutely cool, and you might be there in entrance of your Apple Mac typing up an article saying Elon is an fool?” Ellison, the enduring tech billionaire, says Tesla is his second largest funding.
In the meantime, one other Tesla and SpaceX investor, Silicon Valley enterprise capitalist Tim Draper can be befuddled by all of the frivolous, petty press protection. He says (through CNBC), “We now have to kind of say, hey look, he’s a human being… Each human on the planet has made a mistake.” In any case, “This man’s superior. Let’s do what we are able to to help him.”
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Above: Silicon Valley VC Tim Draper feedback on Elon Musk (Youtube: CNBC Life)
To that finish, Sarkozy reminds us that Tesla’s electrical autos are “absolutely inexperienced distinctive driving machines, and have for the primary time outsold Mercedes within the U.S. – relying not on commercial campaigns, however on the easy concept that if the client merely tries the automotive they are going to be seduced by it.”
He concludes that, “Tesla, goals to create a car which in its emissions or manufacturing does no hurt to the surroundings, whereas nonetheless being technologically razor-edged and curiously nice to drive… One factor that's sure: Irrespective of what number of of his initiatives fail to achieve fruition [on time], Musk has already succeeded in his first and most essential mission: getting us excited for the longer term.”
Supply: Washington Examiner, CNBC, CNBC; Webcomic: Cash Management / Story and Script: Avinash Mudaliar, Siddartha Bannerjee, Xema Pathek; Artwork: Harsho Mohan Chattoraj; Video: CNBC Life
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