Summary There’s too much emphasis on cash flow statements, and financials in general, when evaluating Tesla. The mismatch between current operating cash flow and Capex for the Model 3 make it impossible to understand the current state of affairs using just financials. Philip Fisher used scuttlebutt techniques. The internet has taken it to a whole… Read More What Musk’s Biography Can Tell You About Tesla Surviving The Production Hell
Here’s a short video with Waymo’s (Google owned) full self-driving car. This will certainly be disruptive in the medium term.
CNBC is quotting Nomura’s analyst Jeffrey Kvaal stating that the demand for the iPhone X is “exceptional.” Apple had already stated, on Friday, that “We can see from the initial response, customer demand is off the charts.” However, note that the problems involving the production of key components for the X line have not disappeared. The… Read More Apple in all-time high supported by “exceptional demand” for the iPhone X
Musk shared a photo of the tunnel his recent venture, The Boring Company, is building in Los Angels. The rationale behind this venture is the idea that so far high density cities have continuously built higher buildings (high density), while the transportation ways have been kept mostly two-dimensional. Therefore, we have huge highway bottlenecks and… Read More Musk unveils first photo of his experimental LA tunnel
In the battle for the future of personal transportation (aka car), Toyota is not putting all the eggs in the same basket. Unlike Tesla, Toyota is diversifying its car portfolio of non-internal combustion engines by having all-electric vehicles based on lithium batteries and hydrogen fuel-cells. For a long time, Elon Musk has argued that fuel-cells… Read More Hydrogen cars may be a dumb bet, but Toyota is not backing-off.
Today’s Bloomberg piece on Nike (NKE) is another take on the $50 billion sales goal for 2020 (I have also written about it here). Nike’s management will most likely revise this goal during its investor day, tomorrow. The main problems affecting Nike are the high expectations generated by the management team, back in 2015, and the disruption… Read More Nike is likely to revise its $50 billion revenue goal
Apple might be having trouble with its new marketing segmentation. The new entry level for the new iPhone generation is at $699. But, consumers do not seem convinced of this fact, and keep buying the iPhone 7 instead. Additionally, consumers also seem to be waiting for the iPhone X. This leaves the flank open to… Read More Apple might be facing a marketing crisis