I've seen a lot of buzz about how Tesla Motors' stock was overvalued in the initial run-up after the IPO, and how analysts kept predicting it would suddenly plunge because it was overvalued.
Personally, I'm much more interested in the real, tangible products Tesla Motors is producing than I am in any transitory stock price movements.
This would be the second time TM's chief engineer has been replaced. The first time was before TM started delivering cars to customers in 2008. I don't remember if that was or was not part of what founder Martin Eberhard called the "stealth bloodbath" where Elon Musk fired about 10% of the workforce after Eberhard was forced out of the company.
At any rate, it seems that Musk can't stand to have anyone working for him who doesn't agree with him on everything. Of course, I have no idea if that's the reason for these latest people leaving the company or not.
And even if Elon Musk really is the control freak some make him out to be, it doesn't seem to stop him from successfully running two cutting-edge hi-tech companies: Space-X and Tesla Motors.
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