How’s this for an invest­ment tip: A London-based ana­lyst with Ger­man invest­ment bank Beren­berg, Andaan Ahmad recently made a sug­ges­tion to Apple CEO Tim Cook in an open let­ter. He advised Apple to buy Tesla.

Tesla Motors, in case you’re not quite as blissed by Elon Musk’s wow of an elec­tric car as I am, is a startup com­pany out of Cal­i­for­nia that has designed and built ultra-stylish, fast cars that run on bat­ter­ies. Think 0 to 60 in under 6 sec­onds. No noise. Out­ra­geously sexy pro­file. Beau­ti­ful instru­men­ta­tion and dash lay­out. Pretty sweet. Sound like a match made in heaven for Apple? I can only imag­ine the off­spring from that union.

In a recent work­shop with my team at Adobe, author and speaker Jeff Dyer prompted us to employ some­thing called “asso­cia­tive think­ing” by con­tem­plat­ing what might hap­pen when you com­bined two dif­fer­ent prod­ucts. Look­ing back on that ques­tion, my imag­i­na­tion is run­ning wild with what amaz­ing inno­va­tion might take place between these two icons.

In an arti­cle dated Oct. 28, 2013, Forbes noted that Doug Field, vice pres­i­dent of Mac hard­ware engi­neer­ing at Apple, has just accepted a post at Tesla. Of course, that would mean a con­tin­ued “cool” fac­tor for Tesla in design and devel­op­ment. It might move things along more quickly with regard to elec­tron­ics and user experience.

I admire both com­pa­nies for their style and can only dream of what might mate­ri­al­ize should their tal­ent, through some mirac­u­lous deal, actu­ally merge. What­ever it is, I am pretty sure I will want one.

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