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    Tesla appoints 2 new board members: JPC CEO Linda Johnson Rice and 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch

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    Earlier this year, Tesla’s board of directors was criticized after the announcement of Tesla’s intended acquisition of SolarCity due to most of the members having ties to CEO Elon Musk, who was also SolarCity’s biggest investors at the time. Some called for new independent board members to join Tesla’s board.

    Soon after, Tesla announced that they were looking for new independent board members – though they claim that their search preceded the criticisms.

    Today, the company announced the appointments of two new board members. more…

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    Murdoch?? Seriously?
     
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    Fair and Balanced, Right?
     
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    Linda and James, both are from media. Both inherited business from their father.

    I just don't see them as a right choice for Tesla. I am not sure what would they add to the board meetings.

    On top of that, Murdoch has a big reputation problem. Bad choice for sure.
     
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    I'm right there with you. It is like one of those Economic Advisor decisions by EM, and how did that work out. Hard to fathom.
     
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    Being on advisory board, I can let it pass. EM can argue that wanted to make sure our voice is heard.

    But this one, is basically making sure that board is NOT independent. This one is clearly wrong. :mad:
     
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      You guys seemed to react mainly on Murdoch's appointment... I will reserve my judgment...
      Now here is another perspective on the other new member, Linda Johnson Rice. I would tend to agree that the right gender diversity appointments are a good thing in the corporate world.
      Anyways, let's not prejudge the kind of impact these two new members are going to have, what do you say? :)

      http://www.cnbc.com/amp/2017/07/20/...s-board-is-a-big-deal-for-silicon-valley.html
       
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      You don't understand the American psyche as well as I thought you did!
       
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        Not sure... yet I also remain fundamentally European!! ;)
         
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          And you should be proud of that, which I know you are.
           
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