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Everybody Hates Tesla, Part 1



Electric vehicle adoption will threaten automotive profit distribution sooner than expected and much sooner than unit volumes would imply.  Tesla has brought about this and many other large but less-noticed changes & threats.  The Company has been afforded unprecedented (and sometimes counterproductive) latitude by customers, investors & the media.

This 2-part segment is a companion to our publication, Everybody Hates Tesla .

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A raw transcript is here.


Behrooz Abdi, CEO, TDK InvenSense (MEMS / automotive sensors)



Listen to Behrooz Abdi, Chief Executive Officer of TDK InvenSense, describe the genesis of the microelectromechanical or MEMS sensor.   Behrooz explains why he thinks many years of growth and innovation is ahead for the industry, how sensor fusion can provide smart answers at the network edge without needing to access the cloud, and why smartphone sensors are encroaching on industrial applications.  Behrooz describes why the acquisition of public company InvenSense by TDK was the right decision from a technology and manufacturing perspective.

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Bill Ruh, CEO, GE Digital



Listen to Bill Ruh, Chief Executive Officer of GE Digital, describe the genesis of GE Digital in 2011 when he joined GE from Cisco.   Bill explains the lessons learned in establishing the leading industrial internet of things player and why GE Digital’s offerings are what they are today.  Listen to Bill describe how to innovate within a large company.

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Eddie Amos, CTO, GE Digital



Listen to Eddie Amos, Chief Technical Officer of GE explain how, since joining GE Digital via its acquisition of Meridium, he has focused on digital products ranging from manufacturing solutions to Asset Performance Management (APM) applications and other technologies that allow customers to digitize their operations and unlock the productivity of industrial equipment.

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Mark Farrell, the 44th Mayor of the City and County of San Francisco



Listen to Mark Farrell, the Mayor of San Francisco, explain why he wrote an open letter to Autonomous Vehicle companies requesting enhanced cooperation with municipal authorities.   Hear the Mayor describe the outcomes from the resulting Safety Briefing, with presentations from Zoox and GM Cruise.   Whay sensitized the Mayor to autonomous vehicles, well before the recently publicized and highly unfortunate fatal accidents.

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A raw transcript is here.


Y Combinator: Beanstalk indoor farming



Listen to Y Combinator 2018 Winter Event graduates Mike and Jack Ross, co-founders of Beanstalk, describe their objectives, challenges, and solutions for indoor farming.

Understand how Beanstalk uses spin-offs of technologies outside of agriculture to make its approach successful.

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A raw transcript is here.