"History may not repeat itself but it does rhyme."
Mark Twain, schrijver
"We are done with bringing the internet to the car. The next big challenge will be bringing the car to the internet"
Ralf Lamberti, director Telematics Daimler
"There is a tremendous opportunity from the convergence of West Coast technology and the auto industry. We are not afraid. We are confident about our own strength."
Dieter Zetsche, chairman Daimler
"It is not a matter of us or them. We cannot offer the perfect experience without help from one of these technology companies. It’s not about technology (push) as such but about the opportunities that pop up by using and combining technologies, the lowering of cost, the availability, and the scale (with multiplier effect)."
Peter Schwarzenbauer, board member digital services
“Strategic planning is often like a ritual rain dance in Africa. The dancing does not affect the weather that follows but the people engaged in the dancing, think it does”.
Russell Ackoff, consultant en professor Wharton school
"Tesla’s goal is to change the world and accelerate the advent of sustainable transport. It is important for business to make more money than it spends, but there’s a higher purpose here. We need to make sure the future’s going to be good."
Elon Musk, CEO Tesla
“The best way to predict your future is to create it.”
Abraham Lincoln, president USA 1861-1865
"Car makers are busy adding connectivity to their cars. Software companies instead focus on people, the connected driver, keeping drivers connected to their digital lives through their smart phones."
Sydney J. Harris
"History repeats itself, but in such cunning disguise that we never detect the resemblance until the damage is done."
Sydney Harris, journalist Chicago
"we see the future of mobility in an urban environment
still with the car at the center. But it is probably going to be autonomous to a greater or lesser extent. It is probably going to be shared and zero-emissions, and is definitely going to be accessed by connectivity".
Ian Robertson, marketing chef BMW
John F. Kennedy
“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future."
John F. Kennedy, president USA 1960-1963
"I believe the auto industry will change more in the next five to 10 years than it has in the last 50"
Mary Barra, CEO General Motors
"Doing the right thing is more important than doing the thing right”
Peter Drucker, strategy consultant USA
"Many think of management as cutting deals and laying people off and hiring people and buying and selling companies. That's not management, that's deal making. Management is the opportunity to help people become better people. Practiced that way, it's a magnificent profession."
Clayton Christensen, hoogleraar Harvard business school
"Strategy is not the consequence of planning, but the opposite: its starting point"
Henry Mintzberg, hoogleraar McGill university Montreal
“If I had an hour to solve a problem I'd spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions.”
Albert Einstein, professor Princeton University