Podcast: Daniel Howes on Elon Musk’s meandering ways

Daniel Howes
The Detroit News
Daniel Howes' Weekend Essay: Howes on Musk’s meandering

Detroit News Columnist Daniel Howes and Michigan Radio are partners in weekly essays examining what's hot in Michigan business and politics – and what it all means. This week, Howes says the offer by Tesla Inc.’s CEO to help deliver clean water to Flint is vintage Elon Musk: big on vision, but less so on execution. Maybe that’s why a major shareholder in the struggling electric-car maker used a recent interview to urge the mogul to “just concentrate on the core task.” For Musk, that means upping production of his compact Model 3 – or risk being forced to raise even more capital from increasingly wary investors.