Keeping his friends close: Musk learns from partners, then does it alone

Truman Slate

Elon Musk is hailed as an innovator and disruptor who went from recognizing upcoming to almost nothing about setting up cars and trucks to managing the world’s most worthwhile automaker in the area of 16 yrs.

But his record reveals he is additional of a speedy learner who forged alliances with firms that had technologies Tesla lacked, employed some of their most talented people, and then powered as a result of the boundaries that limited additional hazard-averse companions.

Now, Musk and his team are preparing to outline new steps in Tesla’s push to turn out to be a additional self-ample organization much less reliant on suppliers at its “Battery Working day” party on Sept. 22.

Musk has been dropping hints for months that major developments in technologies will be announced as Tesla strives to create the very low-charge, lengthy-lasting batteries that could place its electrical cars and trucks on a

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