Elon Musk speaks at a press conference following the first launch of a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket at the Kennedy Space Centre in Cape Canaveral, Florida on February 6. Photo: Reuters
Stephen Vines
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Elon Musk’s ‘bonehead’ moment shows tensions between visionary CEOs and short-sighted shareholders

Stephen Vines says it’s hardly unusual that an entrepreneur like the Tesla and SpaceX CEO would clash with investors, who have become conditioned to expect near-term reward in their dividend payments, while Musk wants to invest in the future

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Elon Musk speaks at a press conference following the first launch of a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket at the Kennedy Space Centre in Cape Canaveral, Florida on February 6. Photo: Reuters
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