Business writer Jay Yarow fantasizes about business the way Marvel Comics people fantasize about superhero mashups. A solitary Superman–that’s so yesterday. Bring on Batman, too! And so goes the world, which in the halls of business and the hall of justice is about conglomerations. Yarow’s most recent screenplay–err, business proposition–is that Apple, flush with cash, should just go ahead and buy Tesla. Elon Musk’s innovative auto co is currently worth a mere $30 billion, which Apple CEO Tim Cook could pull out of his sock.
But unlike other analysts who are pleased with a 2014 for Apple that saw Beats, two new iPhones, the Apple Watch, Apple Pay and a 50% share price jump, the aggressive Yarow screams don’t stop! Amp the magic, Apple! If you think having Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine as Apple employees is cool, how about Elon Musk? He’ll put iPads on Mars, baby! Yarow points out lots of delicious synergies in the imagined Apple-Tesla partnership, one being that manufacturing genius Tim Cook is uniquely positioned to solve Musk’s Tesla supply chain challenges. Plus, as Yarow points out, cars are cool. People really like cars. Just ask Batman.