Its Friday, its the Vroom Room, come in make yourself comfortable, enjoy the cappuccino and biscotti, join the conversation, leave a comment.
Is Spring finally in the air?
A statement by Peter Drucker...
The educated person will therefore have to be prepared to live and work simultaneously in two cultures--that of the "intellectual," who focuses on words and ideas, and that of the "manager," who focuses on people and work.
A statement by Phillip Roth...
The young especially live according to beliefs that are thought up for them by the society's most unthinking people and by the businesses least impeded by innocent ends. Ingeniously as their parents and teachers may attempt to protect the young from being drawn, to their detriment, into the moronic amusement park that is now universal, the preponderance of the power is not with them.
We urge you to reflect on these 2 statements, especially if you are in the auto business. While taking a monent to connect a few dots that capture your attention.
It will be informative and fascinating to see how the GM ignition switch investigation, debacle develops in the coming weeks. The opening round this week was perhaps as expected with the anticipated posturing from all concerned. At some point additional transparency will be shed on "modifying a part, not changing the part number" mystery.
Talking of GM, the product is dramatically better that the sales numbers indicate in Canada. It remains a mystery (you think) as to why GM is not selling more. One gets the feeling that GM refuses to double down, start selling, start winning. Go figure, and yes we could keep on going...
A good March comparable to previous years, and a strong first quarter. As expected some manufacturers gained sales, while others faltered, fair to say that most throttle up in March to arrive at a satisfactory first quarter. Its been a "rugged winter" while keeping in mind that most folks use the Internet which is not affected by climatic conditions.
Our usual old race cars from the Goodwood Members Meeting.