Author Archives: Tom Koulopoulos

Why Tesla Shareholder Tried and Failed to Remove Elon Musk as Chairman

Musk has become synonymous with Tesla, but that also comes with a risk that some of Tesla’s shareholders are unwilling to take. Tesla shareholders met on June 5th for its annual Meeting of Stockholders. One of the proposals, brought forth by Tesla shareholder Jing Zhao, was Musk’s replacement as Chairman of the Board with an independent Chairman. There’s nothing especially ...

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The One Thing Never To Do When You Negotiate

Negotiating can be terrifying, emotional, and frustrating. But don’t let that lead you to making this one crucial mistake. Negotiation has a reputation problem. Most people see it as a way to manipulate others to do their bidding. Much of that comes from the way negotiation is portrayed in popular media. The quintessential negotiator is the one who cleverly plays ...

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We Actually Went Driverless 100 Years Ago

Most of us don’t have a clue that this isn’t the first time we’ve been afraid of going driverless. Part 2 in a series of columns about Autonomous Cars In the aftermath of Ubers’s recent fatal crash in Tempe, which involved a driverless car, there has been a great deal of speculation about the future of the driverless automobile. As ...

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Is Elon Musk Worth a $2.6 Billion Compensation Package?

On the surface, a $2.6 billion compensation package for any CEO sounds outrageous. But look at the numbers it hinges on. If there are contenders for tech titan poster child, Elon Musk is clearly leading the pack. Unlike almost any other CEO in recent memory, Musk embodies the spirit of innovation, vision, risk-taking, fearlessness, and unbridled ambition while also having ...

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And the Oscar Goes to…

If technology can predict Oscar winners can it also predict your market? On days like this predictions abound. And most often those predictions come from the pundits, the ones “in the know.” But what if the real power of prediction is not in the opinions and the bias of pundits but in the data? One the most amazing things about ...

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