Forget about the hybrid auto — Shai Agassi says it’s electric cars or bust if we want to impact emissions. His company, Better Place, has a radical plan to take entire countries oil-free by 2020.
Carlos Ghosn, CEO and President of Renault of France and Nissan of Japan, said:
“Hybrid cars are like mermaids. When you want a fish, you get a woman. And when you need a woman, you get a fish.”
Shai Agassi, who used to be the heir apparent at SAP AG and whom I had the privilege to meet in person three times, wants to put you behind the wheel of an electric car — but he doesn’t want you to sacrifice convenience (or cash) to do it.
Shai’s business model falls under what I call the “Land of Free” category where doing something makes more sense than ownership. On the other side of the scale, you can find the “Highland of Premium,” where owndership (or having something) and experience count.
For more ideas on the different business models, check out my post:
Flip Bell Curve; Meet Warshaw Curve!
In this video, David G. Thomson, founder and Chairman of Blueprint Growth Institute, Inc., demonstrates the physics of exponential growth. Thomson uses an analogy of space shuttle launch and charts the velocity and the change in velocity.
My take, on the other hand, is that the curves that Thomson shows on this video look more typical of a Sigmoid growth curve, or the S-shaped curve.
It’s your call to decide which is more like it. Any comments?
David G. Thomson, management guru and founder and Chairman of Blueprint Growth Institute, Inc., found that the secret blueprint to a billion dollars or more in revenue is none other than an exponential growth with escape velocity at 50 million dollars.
Enjoy the video! You can find more of his insights on YouTube.