Dear Dr. Leo KoGuan,
An open letter to the 3rd largest retail investor in Tesla stock
Dear Dr. KoGuan, Dear Leo,
It is heartbreaking to many in our Tesla family that you and our Technoking, Elon Musk, are having such conflicting opinions lately.
I know that most of us cannot grasp the vast history of your business ventures and spiritual understanding, and perhaps this is what is leading to what appears to Wall Street as dark misconception. Your generosity and support to the Tesla Company and to our Tesla Family have been heart-warming. Leo, your investment efforts have helped make Tesla the “Heartbeat” of not just America, but of the world!
The controversy now needs to be resolved. Elon bought Twitter so the world would know that they were free to speak. While the old Twitter might have been fashionable, Elon’s purchase of it was out of rage. As much as you, Elon and all of us loved to tweet in the past, it was all sustaining a then corrupt cause - the greatness to humanity that was being created by Tesla was being undermined by Twitter: Their Bots, their politics, ultimately their agenda.
Elon spared no expense to pull the rug from under Twitter, the company that was ultimately trying to sabotage Tesla’s dream. We have to understand that the big picture is still being redefined. And big as it is, it is a relatively slow process, even with all the satellites Elon puts in space. I’m sorry to say, but other controversial decisions may have to be made which seem to jeopardize Tesla in the short term, but it is for the greater good of all of us.
The world isn’t just going through a recession as we speak. It is going through an awakening. Your generosity and consideration have assisted Tesla get to the powerful position where we now help design how the future will be, and are not just subject to it. We need you to stay optimistic, constructive and continue to provide the guidance of your vision. And we need Elon to accomplish and realize his vision for this world and beyond.
You are, like me, a fan of Elon. You know that he risked all his money with Tesla and SpaceX, and suffered for long years, working at the highest “blood, sweat and tears’ equity” level I have ever seen from any MegaCap founder. And he remained his frugal self, focused on the mission, working ever more hours. When I see your picture eating Hainan Chicken Rice at the Maxwell Hawkers Center, I see Elon sleeping on the factory floor. You are two of the same kind, the most fantastic, unreal, real billionaires out there. With a vision and a mission.
There is the Trojan horse factor, as you say, where we cannot disclose everything we are thinking. Our Technoking sees several moves ahead in this chess match, and often I can connect the dots only months later. With your continued support, we will win. So please, do outline the changes in governance you would like to see and bring these forward to the Investor Relations Manager at Tesla. This way, you ensure to not give short sellers, media and residues of the corrupt world, further food for their hostile endeavors.
Let’s stay united in our path to a better, sustainable future, and cheer on the excellent execution of the Tesla teams worldwide. We need you in our family, Leo. Let’s refrain from blocking voices that don’t agree with us, as it is always good to be heard. And so should you, and in the most productive possible manner, go directly to the source. Let me know if I can be in any way helpful. And join me soon for some good food together.
Alexandra and some of your many friends from the Tesla community
This is what I've been waiting for
The reasoning given as to why Tesla wouldn't be given investment-grade status was due to a lack of enough models to choose from.
This was the first time EVER that a credit rating company has included such a "qualification"
Apple sells computers, laptops, and phones --- That's it!!!
Tesla is best compared to Apple as a tech company that happens to also sell cars
Alexandra, Great letter I find that all investors are feeling the pain, maybe not as much as Leo. But as we do in life, we do in the stock market and adapt to the situation we have made for ourselves. I was shocked to see the dive from $325 to the low $100.00 and will be losing 7K on the 20th of Jan due to margin calls I made. I was willing to make the gamble and it will not pay off, but as I am writing this letter, I am so excited for the next 10 years of Tesla :). I just saw you tweet that you are heading down to Austin for investors day :), Have a great time, wish I could be there, but I am having surgery Feb 21st to get rid of some nagging cancer. All looks good !!! Looking forward to meeting you and all the other Tesla crew someday soon.. TESLA STRONG :)
Best, Dan B