Weekend Reading: Understanding Elon, Fixing Broken Teslas and The Impact of Dollar General on Small Communities

I do a lot of online reading. At any given point in time, I have well over 15 or 20 tabs (or pages) open in my web browser on my laptop and mobile phones. Starting this and every weekend, I will share some of the ones that I find the most interesting here.

Source: The New York Times website

Elon Musk Details ‘Excruciating’ Personal Toll of Tesla Turmoil via The New York Times.

Elon Musk, the closest thing to Marvel’s fictional Tony Stark, has been having a rough time off late. From verbally attacking a rescue diver who was part of the team that rescued several persons trapped in a Thai cave, to tweeting about taking Tesla private which sent investors into a tizzy. Its not been easy going for Musk. Click here to read more.

Source: Fast Company website

Meet the renegade who’s teaching the world to fix totaled Teslas – Fast Company

Fixing and repairing an electric vehicle, especially one as complex and computerized as a Tesla, is nothing like fixing the Toyota’s or Suzuki’s that are commonly found across the Caribbean. There are numerous technical challenges to contend with as well as Tesla’s reluctance to provide any information on their products once they’ve been involved in a crash. Click here to read more.

Source: fremonttribune.com

Where even Walmart won’t go: how Dollar General took over rural America – The Guardian

The Guardian’s headline surprised me. I thought Walmart was everywhere in America, or at least almost everywhere. Turns out I was wrong. Dollar General, a large powerful dollar-type store, is just as pervasive. Despite their low prices, their operations are not always good. Click here to read more.