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    The 'team B' was brought in to execute, not re-think everything or try and get all creative, b/c they were just not set up for that. But that's what they did. They all fancied themselves as car designers and being able to raise money...but they were't that either. They've left a trail of three companies that they've bankrupt.
    I think the guys who brought team B - with a history of destruction of 2 companies were beyond stupid. It is like hiring Cheney to be a peace maker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EVNow View Post
    I think the guys who brought team B - with a history of destruction of 2 companies were beyond stupid. It is like hiring Cheney to be a peace maker.
    According to "Team A", that would be the Idealab members of the board, including the chairman.

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    What kicked off the CEO search in the first place?

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    But the short version is the chairman wanted to 'go big' instead of growing organically. The majority (not all!) of the board thought the only way this was possible was by bringing in an auto exec, and they theorized only an auto exec could raise money for such a venture.

    There is of course a LOT more to the story, bu that's the synopsis.

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    The good thing is, people doing stupid things end up where they belong... Sorry for those who have to bear the consequences of bad decision making.

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    Comment right at the end of the first video
    None of this s##t ends up on YouTube

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    Three and four





    Are these real body shells? If so, someone was telling porkies about the safety.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpt View Post
    Are these real body shells? If so, someone was telling porkies about the safety.
    When I saw the first video, I initially thought they were demonstrating the rigidity of the shell... thought wrong.

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    Uh... if the company was going into receivership might willfully destroying assets be illegal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VolkerP View Post
    The good thing is, people doing stupid things end up where they belong... Sorry for those who have to bear the consequences of bad decision making.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug_G View Post
    Uh... if the company was going into receivership might willfully destroying assets be illegal?
    My thoughts too.

    Someone save the vids before team B gets an injunction.

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