Other than Tesla, none of the pure-play EV Auto OEMs are going to survive. Tesla is with us only through the courtesy of fiscal subsidies and monetary excess (ZIRP, QE, the Fed's Covid-related stimulus activities including its various credit facilities, ETF purchases and monetization of the CARES Act). Without that fiscal and monetary excess, the … Continue reading The Pure-Play EV Game Is Over
Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg have negotiated a bunch with the UFC over the past couple of months as it relates to their potential MMA contest. Per Musk, it appears that the UFC has been boxed out of the promotion as Musk and Zuckerberg will go direct to the people via Twitter/X and Facebook/Meta Platforms. … Continue reading Elon Musk vs. Mark Zuckerberg Appears To Be On
The biggest fight in combat sports history (if it happens) would be Mark "ballot box stuffer" Zuckerberg vs. Elon "the Doge" Musk. UFC President (UFC is a unit of Endeavor, EDR), Dana White wishes to promote the potential MMA contest. Zuck and Musk have traded barbs regarding a potential contest for days. Meta is (or … Continue reading Musk vs. Zuck
Given the recent Elon Musk drama I point you to our Musk-related articles which include our CEORater CEO Personality Analytics work. In short, Musk is a volatile personality. The Tesla / Twitter drama was all too predictable. CEOs Matter: Elon Musk. GM’s Mary Barra vs. Tesla’s Elon Musk – A CEO Personality Comparison Elon Musk … Continue reading We Predicted Elon Musk’s Behavior
I wonder what the Tesla/Elon Musk bulls are thinking now that TSLA shares are significantly off and Musk is distracted by Twitter? Musk is an erratic, volatile personality and getting distracted easily is what such personalities do. We warned you that Musk was not the world's greatest corporate chief (articles below), and certainly not the … Continue reading CEOs Matter: Elon Musk.
VW CEO Herbert Diess will step down. This news is hardly a surprise as legacy Auto OEMs struggle to transition to the EV world. The transition to EVs is difficult for legacy Auto OEMs from a financial, cultural and operational execution standpoint. Tesla (ticker: TSLA), capitalized on the first mover advantage to capture the market-leading … Continue reading When Incumbents Try To Disrupt an Industry
We highlight some of the bubbles (some call it the "Everything Bubble"), caused by the ultra-loose fiscal and monetary policies that have distorted markets since April 2020. The longer Powell & Company wait to taper and eventually raise interest rates, the more difficult it will be to reel in the price inflation caused by the … Continue reading More Than Tiny Bubbles: Policy-Driven Market Distortions
A CEO's personality offers insights into how that CEO leads his/her company. For example, NLP techniques applied to earnings call transcripts uncover CEO personality attributes that speak to a propensity for undertaking unnecessary risk. For example, Tesla CEO Elon Musk scores low in a couple of key areas (analysis HERE), such that his "outside the … Continue reading Cult of CEO Personality
Tesla CEO Elon Musk (not a founder as he claims) admitted he does not enjoy being CEO today in the SolarCity trial. The Teflon will eventually wear off of pied piper Elon Musk. Mr. Musk was accused of fraud by the SEC in 2018 and was subsequently in violation of his SEC settlement. Mr. Musk … Continue reading Why Would Anyone Follow Elon Musk Into Battle?
Instagram is on to APIs. Biden's budget implies stagflation. EV poster child Elon Musk will benefit from Biden's spending plan beginning in 2023. Ransomware attacks continue to expose the fragility of our legacy technology systems. Last month we wrote about API strategy. Instagram (tkr: FB), recently opened its platform via APIs to enable Instagram messages … Continue reading Instagram, Stagflation, EVs and More Cyberattacks