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Elon Musk

Discussion in 'Tesla Motors' started by graham, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. graham

    graham Active Member

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    Figured there probably needs to be a thread just on Elon.

    This interview is newly published, but seems fairly dated already:

    SUCCESS — What Achievers Read. On Newsstands Now!

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    #2 graham, Nov 10, 2008
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    A long article mostly detailing the genesis of Tesla and the rift between Eberhard and Musk. It is a pretty good history. New information I hadn't heard before, apparently Elon is now engaged again:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1084504/The-supercar-thats-electrifying-world.html

    Elon's guide to dating:
     
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    Graham, I'm not seeing the quotes you just mentioned in the Success article. Is there another article you're referencing?
     
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    Yes, I should learn never to post before caffeine in the morning...:rolleyes: I forgot the URL of the article I was referencing. I have edited my post to add it now.

    Thanks for pointing it out, SteveF - I may well have never noticed it!
     
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    #5 malcolm, Nov 10, 2008
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    He actually said "Rockets and Cars". :eek:

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    "I made it with a woman. Inform the men!".
     
  6. graham

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    More information on Elon's engagement: (this time with URL!)

    Andrew's girl won't cash in | Mail Online

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    Now this is officially the gossip section of the forum.:tongue:
     
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    Geek Love: 'Lily' Wants $3 Million for Tales of Dating Tesla CEO

    It seems someone has found a method of trying to extort money from Elon Musk. Give me $3 million dollars or I will publish a supernatural horror book about our relationship?

    Very odd.

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    To me it's more than odd - it's crazy. You can be thankful if you've never crossed paths with this psycho.
     
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    the really crazy thing is this whack job will probably profit from this somehow!:eek:
     
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    It's fine. There's also this thread here.

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    These appear to have basically become tabloid threads.
     
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    As much as I enjoy reading the info to come out of tesla, I really can't blame Elon for trying to stop them. Funny the way it ended up, though.
     
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    Yes, as much as the article wants me to be all inflamed about Elon, I really can't blame him with this one. It is reasonable to want your employees to respect their non-disclosure agreements. Every Silicon Valley company pretty much works on this principle.

    It is amusing that his scheme backfired on him, but I am not angry that he tried.
     
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    I've just spent the last hour reading various articles about elon, and the majority of the negative ones seem to stem from valleywag/gawker. Do they have it out for the guy or is he really that horrible?

    It seems they all say "wow, great car, great idea, but I hate Elon"...
     
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    I think it is a silicon valley competition thing. Nobody makes $100 million without pissing off a few competitors, former co-workers, etc.

    The people behind valleywag/gawker seem to have a personal axe to grind with Elon. I wouldn't take it seriously.
     
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    Yes, they seem to have some kind of grudge with Elon, a few of the other sites who pick up their articles sometimes point it out.
     
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    Personal, or being paid off by the competition?
     

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