Elon Musk Details ‘Excruciating’ Personal Toll of Tesla Turmoil
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August 19, 201810 min read1943 words
Published: August 19, 2018  |  10 min read1943 words
Elon Musk was at home in Los Angeles, struggling to maintain his composure. “This past year has been the most difficult and painful year of my career,” he said. “It was excruciating.” The year has only gotten more intense for Mr. Musk, the chairman and chief executive of the elec...
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Emotional Appeal
April 2, 2020
I mean, this article...is not news. It's something more akin to a Dear John letter. Aside from the referencing of certain difficulties the noted individual and his business concerns may or may not have with government regulators, this is like a trashy fiction novel. And that is being generous. That it took apparently four journalists from the publishing outlet to "write" this meandering, borderline incoherent, word-salad is simply staggering. I could go on but to do so would lend credibility to this rubbish. Don't waste your time. Go for a walk instead.
April 2, 2020
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Anecdotal Evidence
August 20, 2018
This is more of a biographical piece based off an interview than a news article that can be judged on trustfullness. Still an interesting glance into Musks' current state.
August 20, 2018
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Lack of Reliable Sources
April 26, 2019
Amazing that this article spends the majority of the piece contrasting what Elon says to negative things "people familiar with the Board's thinking" say, rather than quoting anyone directly. And then buried in one of the very last paragraphs, a specific quote from the Board calling out the "many false and irresponsible rumors in the press about the discussions of the Tesla board”
April 26, 2019
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Anecdotal Evidence
August 19, 2018
This piece lacks any real investigative reporting and is based mostly on anecdotal evidence from an in-person interview that was not made available to the public. It is also concerning that so many statements in the piece are "according to people familiar with the matter." But overall, this article provides a ton of context and all the important highlights that is the last half-year of Elon Musks' life.
August 19, 2018
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