Tesla CEO Elon Musk – “a genius who defies common sense and may be overly optimistic,” – said General Director of Panasonic on Tuesday when the Japanese firm gently expands partnership with U.S. automaker.
“I believe that only geniuses can hold a big vision, and genius that I know it’s Elon Musk,” said Kazuhiro Zug at the event for young entrepreneurs.
Comments about the Mask was made in connection with the fact that Panasonic and Tesla are in talks about extending a joint plant to produce batteries in Nevada after production problems and delays Tesla has complicated their partnership over the last few years.
Zug said that excessive optimism is a genius like Musk, you may ignore the inconvenience and go straight to your vision.
“Compared with this vision, most things don’t actually matter.”
“I’ll never be able to imitate him,” he said, adding that all probably safe not to.