Monday Message 1st March 2021

“All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone”
– Blaise Pascal (1623-1662) – Prodigous French mathematician, inventor and philosopher, educated along with his lesser known siblings by their tax collector father as a solo parent

Monday Message 22nd February 2021

The switch to electric vehicles is happening fast as consumers increasingly accept the industry shift and governments across the globe unveil plans for regulating diesel and petrol vehicles. Ford is the latest to announce its entire passenger vehicle range in Europe would be “zero-emissions capable, all-electric or plug-in hybrid” by 2024, with a “completely all-electric”
offering by 2030. In fact, Ford will invest $1B on an EV production facility in Cologne, Germany, retooling an existing assembly plant to produce its next-generation lineup.

“Our announcement today to transform our Cologne facility, the home of our operations in Germany for 90 years, is one of the most significant Ford has made in over a generation,” said Stuart Rowley, President of Ford Europe.
“It underlines our commitment to Europe and a modern future with electric vehicles at the heart of our strategy for growth.”

Ford currently rules the U.S. and European market for petrol-powered commercial vehicles with a share of 40% and nearly 15%, respectively.

Clearly the race is on, between “old school” like Ford and the “new school”
epitomised by Tesla, but with many others in the chase.

Monday Message 15th February 2021

“Wherever a human being goes, there is a challenge. Be the best leader you can, and your gods will look with favor upon you.”
– James A Michener (1907-1997) initially an American naval officer, later a novelist, philanthropist and teacher

Monday Message 18th January 2021

Happy New Year!
Great to be back into it.
“We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from the past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience”
– George Washington (1732-1799) American Founding Father and first president, for 10 years from 1789. Son of land developers, he was a surveyor by trade, before starting a military career with the Virginia Regiment.