SINGAPORE (June 18): Elon Musk has finally been forced to rethink his vaulting ambitions for Tesla. The news on June 12 that Musk will dismiss more than 3,000 employees, or about 9% of the company’s workforce, underscored what many on Wall Street have been saying for months: Tesla has reached a pivotal moment. After misjudging how quickly the carmaker would be able to mass-manufacture an electric vehicle for the first time, the CEO is pumping the brakes from years of hiring at breakneck speed.

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