Dave Wesely

One would think this management style, made popular by Jack Welch at GE in the 90s, would be put to rest by now. Strictly short term gains with significant long term losses.

With enough time, narcissistic back stabbers become the norm and good people are forced out or leave on their own. It quite literally poisons the corporate culture. The effects are long term if not permanent.

The solution is to trust managers to make appropriate hiring and firing decisions. And fire the management that came up with this harebrained idea. Heh.

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Excellent interview. Thulin really knows his stuff. It seems gas stations have already learned the gas is a means to an end. They make more from the attached convenience store. EV customers have the potential to create more earnings since they have more free time to spend during charging.

As for EV charging infrastructure, I thought the 30% off peak charging tipping point was encouraging because 70% of the miles driven by cars are on trips of less than 50 miles. Chances are the charge for those miles will be off peak at home in the garage. If anything, that tells us we should be making overnight trickle charging more available for those without garages, and not so much at the workplace.

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Well, Indi, your article sure has a lot of passion and point. And that passion will make people think.

As for solutions, you are right. We cannot just turn off the fossil fuel spigot. But here's the point. We can't because that is not the solution.

Fossil fuels are not the product we need to remove. We need to replace the engines and burners that burn them.

We replace them by using government subsidy and taxes to make fossil fuel burning devices expensive and alternative energy devices cheap. The taxes pay for the subsidies. That eliminates the governmental budget issue.

Governments cannot do this if they are being ransacked. And revolutions rarely end up with positive outcomes. But that doesn't mean we cannot protest or work to pressure our governments into change.

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Dave Wesely

Dave Wesely

Farm raised, Photographer, Computer tech, ENTP. Trying to see the big picture in what our future holds.