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Larry Downes: "Is Tesla Really a Disruptor? (And Why the Answer Matters)" (Harvard Business Review)

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Downes co-authored an article in Harvard Business Review about the transformative trajectory of Tesla: "Tesla, Elon Musk’s automotive start-up, is having a very good year. In September, the company expects to begin shipping its all-electric Model 3 to non-employee customers, who have already logged 500,000 pre-orders. After reporting earnings earlier this month, its stock jumped, rocketing the 14-year-old startup’s valuation to over $53 billion, ahead of every other U.S. car manufacturer and all but three worldwide. This despite the fact that the company lost nearly two billion dollars in the past two years alone." Read more.