Elon Musk and the Life of a “Superhero”

December 17, 2018

Elon Musk on how the life of a business and scientific superhero is ringed with danger. The Daily Devil’s Dictionary regularly looks to Elon Musk for inspiration because of his status as a hyperreal superhero in the world of technology and his special place in the global celebrity economy....

Elon Musk Wants to Make Space Great Again

November 06, 2018

After assuming the mantle of Steve Jobs, Elon Musk wants to join Donald Trump in making space great again. The Daily Devil’s Dictionary explains. Readers may have noticed our attraction for Elon Musk, who can be counted on to throw out a hyperreal idea or engage in a hyperreal act. He has just...

General Electric Loses its Iconic Status

October 03, 2018

General Electric is an icon. Icons are sacred symbols. When an icon fails, will all hell break loose? The Daily Devil's Dictionary explains. For the past 18 years (the entire 21st century), one of the strongest brands in modern industrial history, General Electric (GE), has been losing share...

Tesla Is Suffering a Serious Hangover

October 02, 2018

Tesla’s Elon Musk has agreed to step down as chairman. The Daily Devil’s Dictionary gives its take. Elon Musk’s repeated hyperreal behavior has left Tesla reeling. It produced an extremely rare situation, where the real and hyperreal found themselves in direct confrontation. Ordinarily,...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Definitely” Not Going Bankrupt

August 22, 2018

Even someone as vulnerable as Elon Musk can, between emotional outbursts, muster the hypocrisy required by a CEO to reassure the press. Elon Musk has never been shy about getting into the news cycle and has often been more inventive in finding pretexts for being talked about than in what most...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Biggest “Impediment” to Tesla

August 15, 2018

For Elon Musk the sky has never been the limit, but an unfortunate tweet may be his undoing. To take over the world requires more than just vision and organization. Nations can no longer pretend to do it — as the US empire wanes — because they are confined by their boundaries. In today’s...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Evangelical” Business Today

June 06, 2018

The word evangelical has appeared recently in the news mainly as a synonym for the Christian right. But how does it relate to business? After two decades of consistently rising fortunes, Elon Musk’s star — situated well beyond the planet Mars he currently wants to colonize — appears to be...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Significance” of Billionaires

May 25, 2018

Charlie Munger, the supposed alter ego of Warren Buffett, “significantly” takes on Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla. Those who know his name know Charlie Munger as Warren Buffett’s alter ego. They attribute to him a similar level of unassailable wisdom about stocks, even though with a net...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Will “Everyone” Benefit?

January 05, 2018

Will humans become the robots or slaves of those who program artificial intelligence? In an article about the evolution of technology and its impact on society, The Guardian reminds us of Elon Musk’s claim in February 2017 “that people would need to become cyborgs to be relevant in an...

Why Elon Musk Is Like Alfred Escher

October 08, 2017

Tesla is worth more than other major US automakers despite having a fraction of their sales. A Silicon Valley venture capitalist explains why he believes Tesla is still undervalued. Electric-car maker Tesla is worth more than Ford, GM or Fiat Chrysler, despite booking only a fraction of Big...

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