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A week before CEO Elon Musk is due to admit his Model 3 production numbers - will he or won't he hit 5,000 units a week - Tesla is sending out emails to all Model 3 reservation holders in the US and Canada explaining that they need to pay $2,500 to confirm their order online or lose it.
originally posted by: Isurrender73
a reply to: AndyFromMichigan
Musk is a technology genius. He transformed the world proving electric vehicles are feasible with today's technology. He has advanced space travel and several other fields and for that we should all applaud him.
But a great technical mind does not necessarily eqaute to great business acumen. Tesla may very well go under. I think Musk is more likely to be bought out though, because the brand name itself likely carries tremendous value.
He may be a genius but as Plato pointed out the best ship builder is the one who became an expert at shipbuilding and the best business man is the one who became an expert at motivating and delivering on promises to the consumer. And very seldom do you find one man who is truly an expert in more than one field.
I don't blame Musk for trying, rather I applaud him for having the audacity to change the world.