I'll be interviewing Andrea James (former TSLA analyst) via Google Hangouts. Feel free to check it out live or you can view the recorded version afterwards. Also, would love to hear if you have any questions you'd like to ask Andrea. Just reply to this thread if you've got any ideas/questions. Here's the info for the upcoming interview w/Andrea James. Date: August 8, 2016 Time: 1pm PT Video link: Andrea James (former TSLA analyst) interview by DaveT - Google+ A few words about Andrea James: Andrea James was Vice President, Senior Research Analyst at Dougherty & Company from 2010-2016. She was best known for being a sharp analyst covering Tesla who understood the potential Tesla had as a company from early on. In this Google Hangout interview, DaveT (editor of teslaweekly.com) discusses with Andrea what life was like as a TSLA analyst and her current view of Tesla. Join us LIVE. From Andrea's blog (Why I won’t be on the Tesla call tonight | Andrea S. James, Solve For X Coaching): "Being a Wall Street stock analyst on Tesla Motors (TSLA) shares from 2010 to 2016 has greatly enriched my life and understanding of the world. I took pride in the depth of my analysis and research — I always started from a position of skepticism and asking, “Where could Tesla go wrong?” But early on, it became clear that the bigger question — the world changing one — was, “Where could Tesla go right?” My firm gave me the opportunity to call the truth on Tesla as I see it. And we get to that truth by analyzing the following three questions, at their simplest: Does Tesla have a technology lead that is real? Can Tesla build it? Will people come?"" Questions so far: MitchJi - "I'd like to know if part of the reason she changed jobs is because (she mentioned that she could now start investing in TSLA) is because she thinks she's going to be able to make close to as much or more by being able to invest in TSLA." AustinEV: 1) How do you feel about Elon's SMP2? It includes sweeping projections of overhauling huge industries. 2) Is Tesla at risk of overreaching? 3) Assuming that the model 3 launch happens roughly according to plan, what if any revaluation do you expect the market to give TSLA? Do you think skepticism will rule all the way to model 3 contributing to financials? 4) How do you value Tesla Energy? 5) How do you envision the capital plan? Tesla will need new car factories. How do you see the timing of factories and capital raises?