Elon Musk Is Trying To Blackmail TSLA. But Why?

From Transport Evolved.

Elon Musk has done a lot for Tesla over the years – and he’s been instrumental in many of the company’s biggest products and decisions.

But on Monday this week, Musk appeared to make a thinly veiled threat to Tesla, its board of Directors and shareholders: Give him more controlling vote in the company, or risk losing AI development.

But with Elon Musk’s support at Tesla still seemingly strong, what’s really going on? What could explain the demand? And what’s going to happen?

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00:00 – Introduction
04:06 – Editorial note
04:56 – Discussion online
05:22 – Sidenote: Elon Musk’s 2018 Pay deal
06:45 – Elon Musk weighs in
08:04 – The impact of Elon’s threat
10:04 – Steve Jobs and Elon Musk
12:00 – Calling Nikki out as a hyprocryte (rightly)
13:50 – So, what’s REALLY going on?
15:44 – Elon Musk, X, and his political shift
16:36 – Elon’s reality distortion field
18:06 – The mythology of Musk
18:53 – With unwarvering support, why worry?
20:18 – Does he STILL have support?
21:19 – …Or is it money?
21:50 – …Or is it just protecting Tesla?
23:12 – Nikki’s take
25:43 – Thanks, and Goodbye!

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Links:

2018 Tesla Shareholder filings:
https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1318605/000156459018009339/tsla-def14a_20180606.htm
and
https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data//1318605/000156459018015129/tsla-8k_20180611.htm

Elon Musk and X in the media:
https://www.cnn.com/2023/11/15/media/elon-musk-antisemitism-white-people/index.html
https://news.yahoo.com/civil-rights-groups-horrified-elon-193230017.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2023/12/18/european-union-x-probe-elon-musk/?itid=sr_7
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/musk-lashes-out-at-advertisers-leaving-x-over-rise-in-hate-speech#:~:text=Elon%20Musk%20is%20dialing%20up,on%20X%20earlier%20this%20month.
https://www.cnbc.com/2023/09/13/x-formerly-twitter-hate-speech-running-rampant-ccdh.html

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Script: Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield and Kate Walton-Elliott
Presenter: Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
Editor, Colorist: Michael Horton
Art and Animation: Erin Carlie
Producer: Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
© Transport Evolved LLC, 2024

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