It may be that no one has been happier to lose a bet and write a check for $1,000 than Wall Street Journal auto writer Dan Neil. The bet he always said he wanted to lose was over the date Tesla Motors would deliver its first production 2012 Model S electric cars to paying customers--which it did at the end of last month, right on time--and that car's specifications. Neil made the wager with Tesla CEO Elon Musk back in 2009, based on his skepticism about Musk's public promises about what Tesla would do. Last Friday, Neil paid off: He wrote a check for $1,000 to Médecins Sans...
Betting Tesla's Elon Musk $1 Million, Dan Neil Hopes To Lose
Elon Musk, CEO of electric-car startup Tesla Motors, sometimes says things that later prove not to be quite true. In that, he's like many entrepreneurs, who spend a portion of their time persuading the unconvinced and painting pictures of the rosy future, despite inconvenient facts that may...John Voelcker