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I have a friend that does contract work for a Japanese company that has a US component. Even though we are not talking about the same company the problems my friend has told me about sound exactly like the ones the Tesla "insider" is talking about. This company has Japanese management and engineers that come to the US and aid their US division and it seems like a clash of cultures when they are trying to work out a problem. At least this company's Japanese employees can speak English, but their priorities are very different from the US employees therefore they focus on different problems. Like the Tesla Gigafactory, this company builds all of their equipment in Japan, disassembles it for shipment and reassembly in the US by the US team. When the "insider" talks about upper management not hearing about problems from lower management, imagine a US management team that doesn't want their failings known by the Japanese management team (and vice-versa). Nothing gets addressed.

I would hope Musk is smart enough to see what is going on and takes the lead on correcting this problem. Most bosses don't want to hear anything except everything is going great. Great bosses want all the information--not just the good stuff. That's what makes the difference in a well run organization vs. a poorly run organization. In a perfect world this "insider" should have no fear of going directly to the head person and relay what he sees and knows with no fear of reprisal. But, alas, we live in a far from perfect world. I wish Tesla luck with this management problem.
 

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First official slip on the Model 3
Tesla now says 5,000 Model 3’s per week late in Q1 2018.
The company also has eliminated guidance for hitting 10,000 units per week sometime in 2018, now just talking about implementing that capacity after it hits the 5,000 per week rate.
Q3 net loss of $619 million GAAP, or $2.92 per share non-GAAP.
Cash burn tops $1.4 billion in quarter.

http://ir.tesla.com/secfiling.cfm?filingID=1564590-17-20822&CIK=1318605
 

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I continue to be amazed at how the markets give this stuff a pass. Still a $53 billion company, even after the pounding they got today. Any other company would have lost 40% of its value. And why do people still think that the latest round of promises are any better than the last ones??
 

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Why Would Any Supplier Want To Work With Tesla?

Synopsis: Tesla blames suppliers, but suppliers depend on Tesla to engineer correctly. It's a co-operative process. The supplier does not operate in a vacuum.

It’s been said that doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result is the definition of insanity. By that definition any supplier that works with Tesla may be downright bonkers.

Never in my three decades in the auto industry have I seen a company throw so many suppliers under the bus quite so publicly in the way Tesla does. Going back a decade to the delayed launch of the Roadster when two different transmission suppliers were abandoned before Tesla finally redesigned its powertrain, the automaker has repeatedly blamed others for its own engineering deficiencies.

We saw this again Wednesday as Tesla claimed that suppliers were responsible for battery manufacturing snags at its Gigafactory that the company says are the main reason for the slower than promised ramp up in production of its Model 3 sedan.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/samabu...upplier-want-to-work-with-tesla/#f1ead0b3cbc5
 

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I would hope Musk is smart enough to see what is going on and takes the lead on correcting this problem. Most bosses don't want to hear anything except everything is going great. Great bosses want all the information--not just the good stuff. That's what makes the difference in a well run organization vs. a poorly run organization.
dailymail.co.uk said:
He had tirades at suppliers who let him down and talked of balls being chopped off or and other violent or sexual acts.
Buried in the article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3197108/How-Elon-Musk-endured-psychological-torture-father-told-wife-fired-married-22-year-old-VIRGIN-met-London-club-telling-wanted-rocket.html

Well, if we look at history..... :rolleyes:
 

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Chevy Chase? George Orwell? Robert Blake? Carlos Santana? Kirk Hammett? Duane Lee Chapman?
It is a LONG list and does not stop with these names.

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If this is a sample of what passes for regular commentary on social media, I'm really happy I don't use it. In the words of Newton Minnow, "A vast wasteland".
 

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