April 21st, 2020

Chamath Palihapitiya Notes

Basic Needs Clothing Food Travel Stores Energy Internet Look for Deals Spotify Online Business as Usual Short Sell Commercial Real Estate Theatres

Tesla’s Success due to “Make it Better” Attitude

When products are developed, there tends to be a point where most workers will state “Good Enough!”. But not at Tesla. The question is always, “How Can We Do BETTER?”. Technology builds upon itself. In order to improve, most look to the latest superficial customer facing issues. But to really improve, to the point where […]

Engineering a TSLA Short Squeeze

I actually did read Jim Cramers Mad Money book. One of the few books I have read. Doesn’t make me an expert, but he described how he himself was short squeezed and since it is way worse than everybody is talking about for TSLA, I feel like it is a good thing to write about […]

Elevating Development of Elevators

Current Elevator Problems Crowded Wait to get on Something disgusting in the corner Wait for other people to get off Some kid hits the buttons for every floor Limited personal capacity Slow Don’t you love pressing the elevator button and the door immediately opens? What if there was an elevator that knew you were coming […]

Did Dyson strike a deal with Tesla not to make EVs?

This article is pure speculation. If I were Dyson, and I were looking at the big business picture, I would recognise my dependency on Li-ion batteries. The cost of my batteries heavily impacts the cost of my vacuum devices to my customers and my margins as well. Having somebody working towards getting the costs of […]

Cambridge Analytica

I recently reviewed the video The Great Hack from Netflix. Upon looking to cite the link above as a source, I stumbled upon a top Google result (currently second only to the Netflix trailer page itself) called What Netflix’s ‘Great Hack’ Gets Wrong About Cambridge Analytica and subtitled: The British consulting firm didn’t steal the […]

Will Tesla Win?

Few (who don’t watch Now you Know or Hyperchange) are savvy enough to really understand what is at stake in terms of becoming the first to solve Level 5 Autonomy. Level 5 Autonomy is when the car can drive itself in any human drive-able condition. Why is Telsa going to win? Well for starters, they […]

Sentry Mode 2.0 (or 3.0?)

On Aug 10 2018, I originally wrote about a Tesla intrusion detection system. It wasn’t spot on, but it basically foresaw Tesla using cameras to detect intrusion. As of a few weeks ago Sentry Mode has been updated to stay on and allow you to input more settings such as the ability to configure when […]

Hybrids are to cars what the 28.8 bps modem was to the internet.

UThinking about getting a Hybrid? It might seem like a good idea if you talk to a Hybrid owner. They may even save upwards of 90% on gas. The problem with hybrids is the sheer number of parts. To keep them cost competitive you need literally the cheapest of both worlds. As such, any company […]