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Chris Dame -- The Innovation Consultant, On Living In The Future

We've had some amazing people join GiveGetWin recently. While on Skype with Chris Dame, he mentioned how we're living in the future with cheap power-generating bricks -- the kind that used to cost tens of thousands of dollars and take a lot of man-hours to set up when he was working worldwide as an innovation consultant. 

He wrote this up, and an introduction of himself and what he does below. He's a really neat guy, so you're going to enjoy meeting him and getting to see his work on philanthropy implementation, design upgrades, processes, and recruiting at GiveGetWin coming forwards. Here's Chris --


Tesla Model S Factory Tour in Fremont, CA

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Sue and I took a tour of the Tesla Model S factory in Fremont, CA today.  This is the old NUMMI plant.  If you haven't heard the NUMMI story between GM & Toyota, and you're a car buff, there's a This American Life episode about it that's just mind blowing.  The net of it is that GM tried to learn Just In Time assembly practices from Toyota, they built a factory together for Toyota to transfer this know-how to GM, and GM completely blew it.  The factory shut down and was sitting idle after that fiasco.

When Elon Musk was looking for a place to build his new Model S sedan, he approached Toyota with a $50MM bid for it, which Toyota accepted.  Why would Toyota sell a car production plant arguably worth $1 billion or more for $50MM?  For the answer to that, you really have to understand the relationship between Musk and Toyota, which is well portrayed in this 2010 WIRED magazine article.

As a reservation holder for the Model S, I'm proud to support one of the most amazing entrepreneurs of our generation.  What makes Elon even more amazing is that he's not only revolutionizing the automobile industry, but the space industry as well, with SpaceX... at the same time.  Elon, my hat is off to you.

Below are a number of pictures and vidoes of the factory and the event, which was very well done.

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