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Season 2010 Episode 0715

Shai Agassi: A Trillion Dollar Transportation Opportunity Free Preview

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Shai Agassi: A Trillion Dollar Transportation Opportunity Free Preview
Better Place CEO and Founder Shai Agassi has what has been called a "breathtakingly ambitious" systems-based approach to electrify the automobile and help free the world from its dependence on oil. This is a rare chance to hear directly from Agassi his perspectives and predictions on how the transformation from oil-based to sustainable transportation will continue to unfold and the role Silicon Valley can play.Since its 2007 founding, Better Place has raised nearly $700 million in funding. The company is deploying its charge spot and battery switch infrastructure for electric vehicles in Israel, Denmark and Australia, with projects and additional development efforts in Canada, China, Japan, and the U.S.Agassi is joined in conversation by Mark Johnson, a recognized expert on business-model innovation and co-founder with Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen of Innosight, a strategic innovation consulting and investing company.moreless

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