There's something to be said about Elon Musks' successful ability to execute ideas for the future.
In 2014, much to the dismay of Tesla's shareholders and the entire tech and auto industry, Elon announced the release of Tesla's EV charging patents when he saw that "the large automakers are producing electric cars with limited range in limited volume. Some produce no zero emission cars at all."
The plan, executed so elegantly allowed Tesla Motors, within 15 years of infancy to significantly disrupt the entire auto industry - with the Model S becoming the world's best-selling plug-in electric vehicle in 2015.
An aspect to the success shown here, is not just about creating beautiful products that people and companies aspire to, but importantly, the understanding of creating platforms and networks that scale. Just follow the trend of success also been seen by platforms such as Google, Amazon, Dropbox, Uber, Airbnb.
I for one, am looking forward to the rollout of Elon's Master Plan, Part Deux.
The first master plan that I wrote 10 years ago is now in the final stages of completion. It wasn't all that complicated and basically consisted of: Create a low volume car, which would necessarily be expensive Use that money to develop a medium volume car at a lower price Use that money to create an affordable, high volume car And... Provide solar power. No kidding, this has literally been on our website for 10 years.