Tesla: Why Innovate When You Can Imitate?

When and Why Tesla chooses not to innovate.

Tom Ford
Tom Ford
Feb 20 · 7 min read

To innovate or imitate?

What is innovation?

The ‘Secret Tesla Motors Master Plan’

Was Tesla a First Mover?

The benefits of imitation

Tesla is both an innovator and an imitator

Lessons for practitioners

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Tom Ford

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Finance, Tech and Productivity. Studying Economics & Management at Oxford University.

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