Ludicrous / The Unvarnished Story of Tesla Motors

If Elon Musk is reading this ... I no longer sign nondisclosure agreements, and I don't sign anything legally actionable without my lawyer's approval. I respect the honorable secrets of others, but will tattle on those who put me or others at risk. I will walk out when the slander or shouting starts.

(Portland author) Niedermeyer has few good things to say about Tesla.

Many references to the Ashlee Vance book Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, which I own.

Ludicrous portrays Tesla as a company that rarely meets Musk's rosy projections, doesn't earn sustained profits, and is supported by continued rounds of stock sales and venture capital injections, rather than profits on sales.

Model S, 0 to 60 mph in 2.3 (or 1.99?) seconds

I recall a mention of Steve Jurvetson (who invested in a startup helped build, and has a spiffy space collection), but cannot find it in the index. Jurvetson was on Tesla's board, and currently is a SpaceX board member.


Disturbing things:

Ludicrous (last edited 2024-01-28 03:51:28 by KeithLofstrom)