capitalnoun

  • ja資本、資産
  • enwealth or property that is owned by a business or a person and can be invested or used to start a business

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Rivian, they're considered probably the most likely to be a competitor to Tesla,
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as well as the traditional automakers entering the segment.
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And they've got enough capital to bring the B vehicles to market.
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But you need to build the vehicles because, until then, you really haven't accomplished anything.
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Well, the IT revolution makes people, in a sense, overoptimistic about the pace of innovation,
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that is because things could happen at small scale,
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because companies could fail and succeed
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and the ones that succeeded could get additional capital at these very rapid rates.
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And if you made innovations either through trade secrets or patents,
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you could be immensely rewarded for it.
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It created this paradigm that is way too easy compared to energy innovation.
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Let’s talk about raising capital.
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You started this lemonade business.
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Now, the point of this was to make money in the first place.
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Business is doing very well.
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People said, like, "Oh, why did you raise so much money?"
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I was like, "Well, we're gonna build something that I believe will be great.
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We wanna do for Discovery what Googled did for Search.
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And that may take a long time."
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And we're very transparent about that with our future investors.
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And if they're willing to go along with us on that ride, we take that responsibility deadly seriously.
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So if there's an opportunity to raise capital that can insulate you against the future a little bit,
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that can allow you to take more bets and risks,
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I think it's the right thing to do.
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I got another offer from a chain called Doctor Drumstick.
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And they have franchises all over the Midwest.
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They want a 3-year lease, starting paying rent immediately.
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Well, sure, because he's a doctor.
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We don't have that kind of capital.
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Now, that was a huge opportunity for us 'cause Tyco was a solid company underneath,
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but their balance sheet was a mess, they needed to raise capital,
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they almost got their licenses withdrawn.
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And we bought half the company for less than 50 million bucks.
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And if you need a quick infusion of capital, all you need to do is call your parents' financial advisor at Bane,
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and tell them that you need $10,000 transferred into your account, okay?
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Thanks, Mitt Romney!
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It's not really that hard.
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But what would it take?
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What would it look like to have this Star Trek-like utopia, instead of the Matrix-like dystopia?
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In practical terms, allow me to share just briefly a couple of examples.
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At the level of the enterprise, imagine a capital market,
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where you earn capital as you work,
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and where your capital follows you from one job to another,
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from one company to another.
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And the company — whichever one you happen to work at at that time —
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is solely owned by those who happen to work in it at that moment.
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Then all income stems from capital, from profits.
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And the very concept of wage labor becomes obsolete.
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I don't know that there will be another merger wave anytime soon.
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I do know that we are all raising capital to get through what's gonna be a long, difficult winter.

Other meanings for capital...

capitalnoun

  • ja首都、州都
  • enthe most important city or town of a country or region, usually its seat of government and administrative center
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Matt, Boise is the capital of what state?
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Idaho.
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That is correct, Matt.
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What is the capital of Colombia?
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Bogota.
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It's Bogota, but close enough.
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What country is this?
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Uruguay.
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And the capital is?
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Montevideo.
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What else do you like to learn about?
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I know all my states and capitals.
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All your states and capitals.