The bulk of the attention on Tesla (s TSLA) recently has been squarely centered on the trees: Tesla’s quarterly earnings, its stock dive and weekly volatility, the three accidents that have led to fires. But don’t forget the forest: Tesla’s Model S has been a big success, and it’s part of a long term evolution that will allow Tesla to eventually deliver its third-generation, mainstream electric car. Finding success with that monumental project will be even more difficult than it was with the Model S, yet it will be even more of a revolutionary step toward moving the world off of gasoline-powered cars.
Think about it this way — the success of the Model S is like when the San Francisco Giants came back from a losing streak and won three division series games in a row to beat the Reds in the 2012. It…
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A few weeks ago when Twitter (s TWTR) launched its public offering, many were wondering why the company had not priced its stock higher, and some were amazed that it had left nearly a billion dollars on the table. While they were right to ask the question, what they didn’t understand was that Twitter was doing what it was supposed to do when it priced its stock at $26 a share.
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That price not only allowed Twitter to meet its own objective — to get over a billion dollars for selling a tiny piece of the company — it also allowed its employees to feel great about the company. It also meant that the stock had enough room to climb higher, which in turn ensured positive press around the company.
But most importantly, it allowed its large institutional investors to buy up bigger positions in the…
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