Several years ago, an Audi executive told me he wanted to recruit the British musician Sting as the company spokesman. “He’s older, but he’s how I want to age,” the executive said. “He’s not sitting in a rocking chair, he’s racing around Aspen in some hot car on his way to the slopes.” I thought... Continue Reading →
My 18-month-old granddaughter Eleanor got her first set of wheels on Easter Sunday 2017 — a Little Tykes 4x4 pickup that should make her the envy of her playgroup. I wished my late father-in-law Bob Lienert, the former editor of Automotive News, could have seen the delighted expression on her face when she saw the... Continue Reading →
My friends come to me for car advice because I’ve covered the global auto industry for more than 20 years. But they also stop by when they want to talk about . . .
My management style has been stitched together in a patchwork of lessons learned from some memorable women I’ve met and worked with, including a CEO who survived one of the worst terrorist incidents in U.S. history, a hospital chaplain who preached the “theology of hospitality” in the workplace and a top editor who models and... Continue Reading →