Tesla Essays


Why My Future in the Energy Industry Is Bright

and development. Advancements in battery storage technology, spearheaded in part by companies like tesla, are helping to promote a bright future for energy. Even fracking and other politically unpopular methods of extraction of natural gas like Canada's oil sands may play a role in energy diversity, so long as the technology is pursued sensibly and sustainably. As Cordeiro points out, the future of energy requires collaboration with various disciplines as diverse as nanotechnology, biotechnology, and even information technology and cognitive science. Collectively referred to as the NBIC technologies, nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology, and cognitive science "have dramatically improved the human… Continue Reading...

Business News from Around the World

more native to the country than it really is. In the Reuters (2017) article on tesla, the company is depicted as looking beyond its electric car company as it officially "drops 'Motors' from its name." The article describes how tesla CEO Elon Musk wants "to transform the Silicon Valley firm from an electric car maker to a diversified energy products company" (Reuters, 2017). While the article does not critically assess either this move or the company's financial durability, one could point out that the company bears some resemblance to another Energy giant that transformed itself on the outside only so… Continue Reading...

Tesla Motors Accounting Policies

Summary There are certain aspects of tesla' s business model that distinguish it from other automakers. These manifest either in its accounting policies, or in the ways in which those policies will affect tesla (but maybe not its competitors, even if they utilize the same policies). The direct-to-consumer sales model in particular holds influence over some policies, while the company's youth handcuffs it with respect to how it handles things like warranty risk on its financial statements. tesla recognizes revenue on the basis of revenue it believes it will collect, on vehicles delivered. This… Continue Reading...

Apples Stock Movement 2017

stocks are surging in spite of a lack of real earnings—stocks like tesla and Netflix, for example. Plus, since Apple is one of the FANG stocks—Facebook, Apple, Netflix and Google—that have been driving the Nasdaq and inviting big investors to purchase the stock even at these all-time high valuations, I assumed investors would continue to buy in. Interest rates are still low and investors seeking a significant return really have no choice right now but to buy into the stocks that are driving the market—stocks like Apple. If the Fed actually decides to really start raising rates significantly, the… Continue Reading...

Apple

roots and embrace a more visionary approach, similar to that which Elon Musk has brought with tesla. With the price elasticity of demand impacting sales (and with a rehash of old products under new names impacting them as well), and with the market beginning to turn, Apple faces both consider headwinds and tailwinds and must either consider expanding into other markets ala Amazon or begin touting the next phase of evolutionary technology ala Musk with grand visions to stir up the market and keep buyers wanting to buy into the club. Short of another Steve Jobs arriving on the… Continue Reading...

Climate Change and Corporate Environmental Policies

a positive CSR program that the conscientious public will embrace. tesla is one of the leaders of the green revolution in the corporate world, as its focus is on renewable energy and green energy, such as solar energy and battery production (Koppelaar & Middlekoop, 2017). The problem with this is that for batteries, the electricity that is stored in them has to come from somewhere and it is still typically produced by plants that burn fossil fuels. So to charge the batteries, fossil fuels are still being burned, which makes this policy not as green as it likes to… Continue Reading...

Tesla Mission Statement

If the company intends to engage in sustainable practices, it will say so in the mission statement. For example, tesla’s mission statement is: “to accelerate the advent of sustainable transport by bringing compelling mass market electric cars to market as soon as possible” (tesla, 2013). By building its brand around the idea of sustainability, tesla identifies both a market and a product for its aim. Its intention is to bring, in essence, the practice of sustainability to the lives of everyday consumers. The method that tesla chooses is to do this is through the manufacturing of electric vehicles. Electric… Continue Reading...

Big Data and Supply Chain Management Essay

it seems likely that type of application will emerge. tesla is already a leader in gathering data about driving from its cars (Edelstein, 2016 & Hull, 2016). Another progressive idea is that of big data benchmarking. If it is possible to buy and sell data to the point where a company can learn about the best practices at all levels for multiple companies in an industry, that would be incredibly valuable information to any firm in that industry. With the data explosion has come a rapid pace of innovation in the gathering and use of data. With this will… Continue Reading...

Tesla Organizational Communications

Organizational Communications Part I: Description of the Organization tesla is a niche-market company organization that manufactures electric vehicles and batteries to advance the green energy movement in the modern world. Guided by the vision of the CEO, Elon Musk, tesla began its car business by provided luxury brand vehicles under two models, the tesla Model X and the tesla Model S. Recently, the company has been working on mass production of a lower-priced brand, the tesla Model 3, for consumers not in the market for luxury vehicles. tesla’s mission statement is: “to accelerate the advent of sustainable transport… Continue Reading...

Eileen Fisher

by showcasing itself as committed to sustainability and drawing upon the rising green movement that other companies, like tesla, have tapped into to develop a strong consumer base. Threats The main threat comes in the form of competition—namely from Patagonia, which is the other big company in fashion striving to be sustainable and organic. Patagonia also has a strong brand and its executives are driven by the ideological aim to do good for the planet. The company puts the planet before profits, which gives them a greater “in it for the cause” image among consumers. Competitive Advantage Eileen Fisher’s… Continue Reading...

Tesla Stock Analysis and Recommendation

of $470, with the average at $317.04 Avg. revenue estimate for next year: 26.85B Significant news: tesla is ramping up Model 3 production; tesla is working on a semi Buy or Sell TSLA? Recommendation: SELL I would not recommend investing in this stock. TSLA is currently the most shorted stock on the market: investors are bearish on tesla, as the CEO Elon Musk has turned it into a cult stock with an unjustifiable P/E and a lot more empty promises at his back than actual delivery. While TSLA has made enough in revenues to make it to the Fortune 500, the… Continue Reading...

Tesla's Terrible Pricing Strategy

set itself apart from competitors in order to secure market share. For tesla, which is the subject of this paper, the electric vehicle (EV) market is beginning to heat up as competitors come into the business with their own products. That means tesla has to differentiate itself with a pricing strategy that will appeal to the biggest consumer base in the market—the average middle class consumer. In the past, tesla has relied on the luxury brand market to drive sales—but with investors anxious for a return on investment (Stringham, Miller & Clark, 2015), tesla has promised to deliver the… Continue Reading...

Tesla and the Porter Forces

Project Deliverable 2: Innovation and Competitive Analysis The CEO of tesla, Elon Musk, has faced significant pressure from both the public and the investing world to deliver on promises of meeting production deadlines on the Model 3. The Model 3 is meant to be the electronic vehicle (EV) for the middle class—a comfortable, suave, sophisticated and technologically advanced EV that is a step and class above the types of EVs produced by other car manufacturers—like the Volt, which has none of the sheen and sophistication that Musk has vowed to bring to the green energy sector of automobile manufacturing. However,… Continue Reading...

Tesla's Innovation Strategy

to bring fresh products to market. Because of this, these companies have significant competitive advantages. tesla has introduced several major innovations that are transforming the automotive industry. At a high level, Musk overpromises, but supports this with a desire to innovate using unconventional methodologies. He will set out an impossible task, then challenge his teams to find ways to make it happen. Sometimes these teams are put together for the express goal of tackling the challenge. Musk does not put limits or constraints on how these teams solve the problem, and this gives those teams the freedom to find… Continue Reading...

Tesla's Problematic Pricing Strategy

Pricing Strategies and Decisions Pricing Strategy Management Pricing Policies, Processes and Methods Policies used to manage tesla’s pricing strategy. Currently tesla is not only benefiting by but is actually relying on government subsidies to sell its cars. Subsidies come from electric vehicle (EV) tax credits that purchasers are able to obtain whenever they buy a tesla. The problem is that these credits are only given to consumers for a set duration. Once the government ends the subsidy, sales drop drastically, as has been in the case in Hong Kong where tax incentives basically were the whole of… Continue Reading...

Electric Vehicle Industry

Strategy Development at tesla Motors The hybrid and all-electric vehicle market is growing rapidly, and some industry analysts suggest that the future of personal transportation is in the hands of these manufacturers. One company that is in the vanguard of this industry is tesla Motors, named for famed inventor Nikolai tesla. The purpose of this capstone project is to provide an industry analysis to develop a strategy for the CEO of tesla Motors to help shape the company's future. Review and Analysis Define strategy and examine how the… Continue Reading...

Cisco Business Model

having the people in place to develop cutting edge technology. An example would be tesla. The company's cars are beautifully-designed and the marketing has been top-notch but the company's competitive advantage rests on a couple of key technological competitive advantages. First, the company is the leader in developing battery technology. This has not only allowed it to make inroads into the battery market but has also allowed it to have the best range of any electric car. This gives it a competitive advantage over all other electric cars, allowing it to capture market share, and enjoy premium pricing (Fehrenbacher, 2016).… Continue Reading...

Why Elon Musk Must Go

paper will show how the HRM of the company tesla, Inc., including the manufacturing, finance, and marketing subsystems are in need of change. By comparing these subsystems to other successful subsystems, this paper will indicate that tesla can improve its productivity and increase demand. In that context, the impact of change, stakeholder satisfaction, attracting, developing, and maintaining human resources, internal consistencies, connectivity to the course, and the application of personal Christian worldview will all be addressed. Subsystems in Need of Change The most major organizational subsystem within tesla that is in need of change is manufacturing as the company… Continue Reading...

Sustainability and Core Values in Business

core values. This paper will define the term core values and show how tesla is one company engaged in using its core values to guide its sustainability policy. Core values can be defined as the ideals and principles that are most important and meaningful to a company: they represent and/or serve as the foundation upon which the company’s mission is erected. These principles serve to guide the firm’s conduct, vision, outlook and strategy. They are like the ladder leading upwards to good things, positive returns for the firm and for all stakeholders, whom RILA (2017) notes are everyone “from… Continue Reading...

Minimum Wage and Aggregate Demand

money, but still being seen as darlings by investors (i.e., tesla), the government is really just being negligent. It should not be printing off more money to prop up anything, and it should not be raising the minimum wage to compensate for its ill-advised fiat printing. Instead, the government should be aiming to reduce unemployment by taking back its own currency and its own power to coin—instead of handing it over to bankers who charge us interest just to be able to have money. That is what is harming the economy: it has nothing whatsoever to do with minimum… Continue Reading...

Public Transportation and Promotion

print and engaging in sustainable practices to appeal to consumers—from Patagonia to Eileen Fisher to tesla. The city could easily do so as well and enhance its reputation among the population as having a firm foundation of social responsibility that will further enhance its appeal. To help in the promotion, the city would have to show that the public transportation is both safe and clean. Nothing attracts attention more than a clean system that shows it has been properly maintained—and public transportation has to convey the image of dependability and safety, otherwise no amount of promotional material will be… Continue Reading...

Social Innovation and Change

and their behavior. Tech Advancement One technological advancement that is being developed right now is electronic vehicle (EV) by car manufacturer tesla as well as by others. This is innovative because it could potentially change the way we think about fuel, energy and sustainability. It could spur social change by prompting people to be more mindful about the environment, how they consume energy, and the types of products they buy—i.e., green products over non-environmentally friendly products. This technology could change the cultural norms in a big way. People’s lives are almost entirely shaped around oil—jobs, products, food, transportation, energy—it all is… Continue Reading...

Visionary Leadership Of Nelson Mandela

was led by Steve Jobs, Amazon is led by Jeff Bezos, Facebook is led by Mark Zuckerberg, and tesla is led by Elon Musk. A question arises as to whether or not only highly visionary people can create such tremendous success. Can a purely transactional leader bring the magnitude of success that has been seen in companies such as Amazon and SpaceX? It is a hard question to answer because of the survivor bias. We only get to hear of the success stories and fail to read of the many failures in business other ‘visionary people’ have gone through.… Continue Reading...

Kroger and Corporate Social Responsibility

vision could be to partner with green energy providers like tesla to deliver groceries to consumers using electric vehicles (EVs) that do not rely on fossil fuels for power and do not pollute the atmosphere with exhaust. tesla is one company dedicated to sustainability like Kroger (Hunt, 2017), and these two could develop a joint-venture that aims to help the company achieve this objective. In conclusion, Kroger is a company whose CSR policy is based on eliminating hunger throughout communities in the U.S. and waste throughout its stores by diverting food waste from landfills and donating it to the… Continue Reading...

What Is the Economy

a tax credit from the government for consumers who purchase an electronic vehicle (EV)—which is something that certainly helped tesla sell thousands of Model 3s over the past year (Capparella, 2018)—or a higher ROI given by a bank looking for consumers willing to open a CD. This paper will reflect on the three most valuable and important insights I obtained during ENCU 202 and discuss the importance of the insights to me as a manager and consumer. It will also look at the implications of my learning and how my behavior and thinking has changed to integrate my learning.… Continue Reading...

How to Market the Hellcat

Persuasive Campaign for a Hellcat Background If you want a fast car, yes, you could buy tesla—but you wouldn’t be getting everything that goes with a fast car. You wouldn’t be getting the sound. You wouldn’t be getting the motor revving, driving your neighbors crazy every time you hit the gas pedal and hold with the stick in neutral just so you can hear the growl of a nice big V8 under the hood. A tesla is not going to do that. A tesla is an electric car. Yes, tesla’s have instant torque—but they also tend to blow up on… Continue Reading...

Tesla and the Global Market

Global Company Report: tesla, Inc. Introduction: Summary of the Business and Its Industry tesla, Inc. was launched in 2003 in California as a niche market luxury carmaker that specialized in electric vehicles (EV). The tesla Roadster was its first product. The Roadster was a high-end EV and not a mass market car. Today, tesla offers the much more affordable tesla Model 3, which is a mass-market EV designed for the common man. Its other products include the tesla Model S and the tesla Model X.… Continue Reading...

Elon Musk's Moral Muteness

Q & A: tesla’s Musk Question 1 The leadership example chosen for this analysis is the case of Elon Musk, CEO of tesla, and his tweeting out in 2018 that he “funding secured” to take the company private at $420 per share. The stock price was well below that at the time and it shot up exuberantly to around $380 on the news even as most analysts wondered whether Musk really had funding secured as he promised. Notorious for over-promising and under-delivering (the tesla Model 3 had been… Continue Reading...

Target Corporate Social Responsibility

30, 2019 from https://www.marketwatch.com/story/target-takes-on-the-recession-2010-08-18 Segarra, L. (2018) How diversity and inclusion power both Target and tesla. Fortune. Retrieved March 30, 2019 from http://fortune.com/2018/12/12/mpw-next-gen-target-tesla-diversity-inclusion-hiring/ Target 2018 Corporate Responsibility Report. Retrieved March 30, 2019 from https://corporate.target.com/_media/TargetCorp/csr/pdf/2018_corporate_responsibility_report.pdf Continue Reading...