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Pando is a beautiful name and is quickly growing its branding, headed up by lovely Ms Lacy and her band of ace writers. Keep the tunes coming.

4 days, 22 hours ago on State of Pando: Exploding traffic, surging revenues… but some mistakes too

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@Jarober @howardstein I will agree with you about power saving ... Apple products go to sleep until you activate them. So we'll see how it plays out.

1 year, 7 months ago on Why Tesla is like Amazon and Elon Musk like Jeff Bezos

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@Jarober @howardstein What physical limits of battery thing? Now the battery is made from scratch and is the "floor" of a Tesla. Batteries will get smaller, more efficient, recharging times faster, more plentiful. Musk, like those I mentioned, takes the long view. Tesla and SpaceX are hard-core technology companies. Amazing things are in our future my friend. Limits are being shattered every day. I think it's great fun.

1 year, 7 months ago on Why Tesla is like Amazon and Elon Musk like Jeff Bezos

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Bezos was told it couldn't be done, as was Tony Hsieh of Zappos, and of course Steve Jobs was constantly told no, by experts. They forged ahead.

Like them, Musk has a vision, and the United States of America in which to carry it out. And he will. He will.

1 year, 7 months ago on Why Tesla is like Amazon and Elon Musk like Jeff Bezos

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I think your timing is perfect, beach sand has been shaken out of pockets, and some have put on a jacket for dinner. Growing up has begun and you are an excellent, patient, and 'aggressive listener', your questions thoughtful and informed. You have raised the bar of the interview. Pincus I found utterly likable, rigorous about his stake in the game, and just plain brilliant. And I'm not a game player. Looking forward to NYC next. 

2 years ago on The Quest for Digital Skyscrapers: Can Silicon Valley Create the Next 100-Year Brands?

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Your interview with @elonmusk was the best of several I have seen.

I would bet on SpaceX, and am a flat-out admirer of Musk, a fellow South African, but I would love to ask him why we would want to live on Mars. What's the philosophy? Why are we a multi-planetary species? 

 

 

2 years ago on The Quest for Digital Skyscrapers: Can Silicon Valley Create the Next 100-Year Brands?

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 @elonmusk Have watched many of your interviews, this by far the best. You are the man.

2 years ago on PandoMonthly Presents: A Fireside Chat with Elon Musk

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If one looks, for example, at television, the advertising is abysmal. No wonder young people are looking elsewhere. Who dreams of a future in an old industry that continually copies itself, sees a problem, and then assembles a bunch of old farts from the ad industry to recommend a route out of the fog? The blind leading the blind. Ad agencies are always looking in the wrong direction. Backwards. Startups have only one direction: Forward.

2 years, 11 months ago on Five things ad agencies have to get good at

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Excellent post Edward. As a designer, questions are asked and answered every working (waking?) hour. Often the process is so fast and intuitive we don't realize we might be working with limiting models. It takes guts to ask new questions as the answers might be scary. So we need to listen to our perspective, observe the action in our heads.

And be ready to jump the divide.

3 years, 3 months ago on The importance of asking the right questions

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