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January 14, 2001 | DENISE GELLENE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Meet Scott E. Painter, "new-economy" Teflon man. The former boss of online auto store CarsDirect.com is reinventing himself as the next independent auto maker since John Z. DeLorean flamed out 19 years ago. And despite a slowing economy and sluggish auto sales, some prominent business leaders are behind him. The Ecompanies incubator has provided more than $1 million in seed money--enough to develop a book-length business plan and commission auto designs.
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January 14, 2001 | DENISE GELLENE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Meet Scott E. Painter, "new-economy" Teflon man. The former boss of online auto store CarsDirect.com is reinventing himself as the next independent auto maker since John Z. DeLorean flamed out 19 years ago. And despite a slowing economy and sluggish auto sales, some prominent business leaders are behind him. The Ecompanies incubator has provided more than $1 million in seed money--enough to develop a book-length business plan and commission auto designs.
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January 28, 2001
In his Perspective on the prospects of art's digital revolution, Christopher Knight wonders why Web sites devoted to selling "blue-chip painting and sculpture" have foundered ("Don't Download the Revolution Yet," Jan. 14.) The answer may be only a few sections of The Times away. On the same day that Knight's piece appeared, Business section writer Denise Gellene presented the story of entrepreneur Scott E. Painter, " 'new economy' Teflon man." After describing Painter's lavish lifestyle, which includes 'a Bel-Air home with a view of Catalina, a boat and three luxury cars . . . including a Ferrari 550 Maranello," Gellene tells us that he has "taken up painting, decorating his home with abstract watercolors because he considers art today too costly.
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