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JB Straubel NY Times Interview

Discussion in 'News' started by Arnold Panz, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. Arnold Panz

    Arnold Panz Model Sig 304, VIN 542

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    I was shocked this afternoon to see this interview with JB in today's NY Times Week in Review.

    catching-up-with-j-b-straubel

    They do this feature every Sunday with a unique individual, often an artist or writer. This was a pleasant surprise to see someone who I was familiar with in this space, and a great jacket he has on!
     
  2. qwk

    qwk Model S P2681

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    Very cool. Tesla wouldn't be where it is today without JB. Great guy.
     
  3. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Very neat. Good to see him in the news (on other threads too); we get too much of Elon these days...
     
  4. Sparky

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    I'm thankful, this inclination has not applied to Straubel's Tesla work.
     
  5. Soflason

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    Good article, interesting that he mentioned he's reading the Steve Jobs biography as I see a lot of parallels between the Apple approach and Tesla approach to disrupting an industry.
     
  6. Owner

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    Yes, and no.

    I definitely like that he finishes the cars, or the whole team does.

    I do really like what he is getting at here - the joy of the process! Not just the owning or having something.

    I also really liked this quote

    "I can drive in the car for like eight hours without any music on. It horrifies people. Silence is awesome. You can just sit there and think and work through your problems."
     
  7. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

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    I bet Mr Musk treats him really, really nicely.
     
  8. Arnold Panz

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    They have a lot of respect for each other.
     
  9. jcstp

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    #9 jcstp, Apr 9, 2013
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    I bet they watch together "october sky" ;-)

     

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