Why Elon Musk decided to take Tesla private?
Elon Musk decided to turn Tesla into private company… I couldn’t resist to put my two cents…
Elon was honest enough explaining the reason of such decision. “As a public company, we are subject to wild swings in our stock price that can be a major distraction for everyone working at Tesla, all of whom are shareholders,” he wrote.
So, where this pressure comes from? I previously mentioned ‘all times high’ manipulation in US stock market. These people don’t care about result of their actions for any company or economy in whole. The only thing what Wall Street boys carry about is their wallets. Nothing more, nothing less.
Recent critics of Musk in leading, but so manipulated media, makes me think about one more resource of pressure on Tesla. And it reminds me story of Nikola Tesla and a loan shark J. P. Morgan relationship. In other words, that was a fight of Nikola Tesla’s vision of future and Morgan’s greed and business interests. Morgan turned against Tesla’s work when he realized the scale of its revolutionary implications. The financier, who was a conduit between the Rothschild banking family’s European and American interests, complained famously that Tesla’s technological innovations were problematic because it was not clear how meters could be imposed for the buying and selling of energy. Morgan could easily see that Tesla’s main motivation was not to make money. Neither Morgan nor the class he represented shared Tesla’s goal of conducting research and development to make life easier and better in ways that operate within, rather than against, prevailing patterns of nature, including what is best in human nature. Tesla’s famous tower and laboratory at Wardenclyffe were subsequently destroyed even as Morgan placed many obstacles in the way of the inventor’s ability to gain backing from other financiers.
Got an idea? We see almost the same now. Elon’s work, his vision of future can destroy empire of ‘kingmakers’. We all know their names and their companies. Nothing personal – only business. Musk became too dangerous for them. I think he understands it very well and that is one of the reasons of turning his company into private. Just to avoid pressure and leave less opportunities to manipulate Tesla.
I adore listening to Elon’s speeches. One of his interview gave an idea Musk wants to avoid psychological pressure. When you have to fight with some external factors, it takes a lot of energy and time. As result you can lose focus on what really matters for you. He is happy in his world, where there is only he, his ideas, Tesla, Spacex… That is what he needs to stay focused. Only in these circumstances finding solutions and making any idea real is possible.