Author: Edward Niedermeyer
Publisher: BenBella Books
ISBN: 1948836327
Size: 47.39 MB
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Tesla is the most exciting car company in a generation . . . but can it live up to the hype? Tesla Motors and CEO Elon Musk have become household names, shaking up the staid auto industry by creating a set of innovative electric vehicles that have wowed the marketplace and defied conventional wisdom. The company’s market valuation now rivals that of long-established automakers, and, to many industry observers, Tesla is defining the future of the industry. But behind the hype, Tesla has some serious deficiencies that raise questions about its sky-high valuation, and even its ultimate survival. Tesla’s commitment to innovation has led it to reject the careful, zero-defects approach of other car manufacturers, even as it struggles to mass-produce cars reliably, and with minimal defects. While most car manufacturers struggle with the razor-thin margins of mid-priced sedans, Tesla’s strategy requires that the Model 3 finally bring it to profitability, even as the high-priced Roadster and Model S both lost money. And Tesla’s approach of continually focusing on the future, even as commitments and deadlines are repeatedly missed, may ultimately test the patience of all but its most devoted fans. In Ludicrous, journalist and auto industry analyst Edward Niedermeyer lays bare the disconnect between the popular perception of Tesla and the day-to-day realities of the company—and the cars it produces. Blending original reporting and never-before-published insider accounts with savvy industry analysis, Niedermeyer tells the story of Tesla as it’s never been told before—with clear eyes, objectivity and insight.

Less Oil Or More Caskets

Author: Gregory A. Ballard
Publisher: Prestyge Books
ISBN: 025303745X
Size: 19.42 MB
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Every day, millions of Americans get behind the wheels of their car, peacefully unaware of where the gas that powers their vehicle originates. Only transportation and industrial uses consume significant quantities of oil in the United States, with transportation by far the dominant user. Electric power generated by oil is virtually nonexistent, while residential and commercial heating uses for oil continue to fall. In Less Oil or More Caskets: The National Security Argument for Moving Away From Oil, Greg Ballard profiles the history of US troops in the Middle East the last forty plus years and the impact the oil industry has had on our international politics. More than a recap, Ballard makes a call to action for American politicians and citizens to change their ideas about transportation in America. By changing the fuel in our vehicles and embracing new technologies in transportation, he argues that within two decades our nation and the world could be on the path to freedom from the current dependence on oil-rich nations. This would preclude the United States from having to send troops overseas to protect the supply of oil for the entire world, saving both dollars and lives. .

Business Model Design Compass

Author: JinHyo Joseph Yun
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811041288
Size: 37.20 MB
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This book reveals how open innovation utilizes the developing circle of business models to establish new ones that define a unique link between technology and markets, focusing on how to develop and maintain successful business models. It draws readers into the philosophy and economic effects of open innovation from the outset.It presents four different developing circle business models for customers in the role of consumers, entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs and engineers respectively, enabling each group to develop, utilize and enlarge creative business models, and even switch business models.In addition to these four circles, it takes a systemic approach to describe the relationship between technology and markets. From this relationship an open innovation strategy towards entrepreneurship can be adopted. From Open Innovation to a Creative Developing-Circle Business Model is an essential resource for start-up entrepreneurs, as well as for students of technology management, strategy and open innovation.

Why Elon Musk Is The Most Important Person Of The Digital Era How Elon Musk Will Profoundly Change The World And The Innovative Technologies That Elon Musk S Spacex Company Have Developed And Why Corporations Will Never Consider Paying A Livable Wage

Author: Dr Harrison Sachs
Size: 21.21 MB
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This essay sheds light on why Elon Musk is the most important person of the digital era and elucidates how Elon Musk will profoundly change the world. Additionally, the innovative technologies that Elon Musk's SpaceX company have developed are identified, why corporations will never even consider paying a livable wage to their human employees is explicated, and why human employees are extinct and why humans have become antiquated horses in the age of automation is delineated in this essay. Moreover, why employee jobs are so unbearably dreadful and lead to wage slavery and extreme poverty and how to generate extreme wealth online via social media platforms by prolifically creating lucrative income generating assets is elaborated upon in this essay. Furthermore, the utmost best income generating assets to profusely produce for generating extreme wealth online are identified and how to become an extremely successful influencer online on social media platforms in the digital era is meticulously expounded upon in this essay. Lastly, the slew of benefits of becoming a successful influencer online and attaining extreme fame leverage are revealed and how to earn substantial money online so that you afford to ineffably enrich every facet of your life is demystified in this essay. In the digital era, the age of automation in which human laborers are being displaced by robots, artificial intelligence, machines, algorithms, and automated processes, it stands to reason that Elon Musk is the utmost person of the Twenty First Century even though his importance is preponderantly trumped by the Son of God and Messiah, Jesus Christ. Elon Musk has a net worth of over $23,700,000,000, is the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors, and knows how to always think outside the parameters of the metaphorical box, just like a pioneer of the far future. Elon Musk's innovative technologies that he has brought to fruition arguably render him the utmost important person of the digital era. Elon Musk has profoundly changed the world with his ground breaking inventions and revolutionary ideas. These technologies will advance humanity by allowing our global civilization to experience a more sustainable, abundant, and prosperous future. " 'Between Musk's work at Tesla developing electric cars and his plans to put humans on Mars by 2024 (and, eventually, to colonize the planet), the billionaire tech executive is attempting to revolutionize both human transportation and space exploration. Elon Musk is trying to invent a future, not by providing the next app, but by addressing global issues. Elon Musk has the potential to have the greatest long-term effect on our civilization. He will transform civilization as we know it' " (Huddleston Jr., 2018). Elon Musk has ushered in revolutionary technological changes to the world. Elon Musk's inventions are revolutionary and are reshaping the world in the digital era. For instance, Elon Musk's Tesla Motors company has produced autonomous electric vehicles. "There is plenty of demand for electric cars, especially the 2019 Tesla Model 3 (which boasts a range of 200 miles and will start at $35,000), but the company continues to struggle with manufacturing enough cars to keep up with that demand" (Morris, 2015). Elon Musk's Aerospace company, SpaceX, has created reusable rockets. The company has been established "to help substantially reduce the cost of space transportation by 90% and enable the colonization of Mars. SpaceX's Falcon 1 and Falcon 9 rockets are designed to be reusable and the company has flown six cargo resupply missions to the International Space Station" (Morris, 2015). Elon Musk's company SpaceX will render space exploration all the more cost effective and efficient with innovations made to reusable launch systems, interplanetary transport systems, rocket engines, spacecrafts, satellites, and launch vehicles. Elon Musk understands the salient important of rendering humankind an interplanetary species.

The Great Race

Author: Levi Tillemann
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476773505
Size: 41.65 MB
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The Great Race recounts the exciting story of a century-long battle among automakers for market share, profit, and technological dominance—and the thrilling race to build the car of the future. The world’s great manufacturing juggernaut—the $3 trillion automotive industry—is in the throes of a revolution. Its future will include cars Henry Ford and Karl Benz could scarcely imagine. They will drive themselves, won’t consume oil, and will come in radical shapes and sizes. But the path to that future is fraught. The top contenders are two traditional manufacturing giants, the US and Japan, and a newcomer, China. Team America has a powerful and little-known weapon in its arsenal: a small group of technology buffs and regulators from California. The story of why and how these men and women could shape the future—how you move, how you work, how you live on Earth—is an unexpected tale filled with unforgettable characters: a scorned chemistry professor, a South African visionary who went for broke, an ambitious Chinese ex-pat, a quixotic Japanese nuclear engineer, and a string of billion-dollar wagers by governments and corporations. “To explain the scramble for the next-generation auto—and the roles played in that race by governments, auto makers, venture capitalists, environmentalists, and private inventors—comes Levi Tillemann’s The Great Race…Mr. Tillemann seems ideally cast to guide us through the big ideas percolating in the world’s far-flung workshops and labs” (The Wall Street Journal). His account is incisive and riveting, explaining how America bounced back in this global contest and what it will take to command the industrial future.