Jason Calacanis blogs about Musks staggering success in selling 276,000 cars 21 months before they are ready to be shipped.
What can we take from this incomprehensible success? Tesla built up massive demand based on absurd NPS scores over the eight years since the Tesla Roadster hit the roads. Some percentage of consumers are enamored with the concept of emissions-free vehicles — even if they cost *more* than other cars. By extension, I think we can say that a significant number of consumers — enough to create the best selling pre-order product in the history of humanity — believe in global warming even though it will cost them personally more money. The long tech boom is very real, with the advantages of efficiency and innovation compounding at companies like Tesla, Amazon, Uber, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Netflix, which are designed around leveraging technology. Many analysts have no idea what they are talking about.