“I like to take my inspiration from the shop-floor. A shared passion for cars brings down the walls around departments. Of course, you still need a hierarchy in a company to be able to take decisions, but I like to keep this invisible. The passion in the company helps me do that.”
“Was it Popper or Kant who said ‘Optimism is a moral duty’? That’s still a wise lesson for life. If a child at school gets nine tens, all the attention will focus on the one six. In meetings, too, it sometimes seems as if there are only problems. In that case, my role is to point out to everyone that 99% of things are going well. Now let’s deal with the 1%.”
“At least twice a month, I make myself go to lectures. As long as they are not about cars. Evening activities are often not easy to combine with a busy job and a family. But as I drive home after these lectures, my head is full of new ideas.”
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