Gianni Kovacevic's Travels With Tesla

Barry Ritholtz is a Bloomberg View columnist. He founded Ritholtz Wealth Management and was chief executive and director of equity research at FusionIQ, a quantitative research firm. He blogs at the Big Picture and is the author of “Bailout Nation: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy.”
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In this week’s Masters in Business podcast, we chat with Gianni Kovacevic, a venture capital investor and energy expert. He is the founder of CO2 Master Solutions Partnership and author of “My Electrician Drives a Porsche? Investing in the Rise of the New Spending Class."

Kovacevic just drove a Tesla from Toronto, to Boston, to Florida, then to the Tesla factory in California. (He called his promotion of the book “the first zero emission book tour.”) He describes himself as a “realistic environmentalist,” and we discuss what that means from a practical perspective.

Our conversation about Tesla and the cross-country drive was fascinating. If you are a fan of Teslas, travel by automobile, alternative energy or just someone who is interested in cars, there’s a lot in this discussion for you.

You can hear the full interview, including the podcast extras, by downloading the podcast at iTunesSoundCloud or Bloomberg. All of our earlier podcasts are at iTunesSoundCloud and Bloomberg.

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