Richard Munson
Richard Munson
Sep 18

Tesla & Money

Tesla & Money

When wanting money, Tesla resorted to flattery.

“Now, Mr. Morgan,” he wrote, “am I backed by the greatest financier of all times?”

When J.P. Morgan, however, refused extra money, Tesla could be testy and threatening: “What a dreadful thing it would be to have the papers come with your name in red letters – A MORGAN DEAL DEFAULTS. It would be telegraphed all over the globe.”

Do you think Tesla would have accomplished more had he not needed to chase funding?

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