Snapshots of Our Keynote
Here are some snippets and quotes from today's exciting keynote with Dave Zuchowski, the CEO of Hyundai Motors. Screen Shot 2015-11-23 at 2.29.14 PM “For an industry that has been around more than a century, we’ve had more change in the last 5 years that we had in the preceding 95 years.” Screen Shot 2015-11-23 at 2.29.05 PM “We have a robust industry today that has left a footprint on the US’s economic recovery.” Screen Shot 2015-11-23 at 2.28.59 PM "We’ve been traditional but we can no longer be traditional... We see the road of the industry littered with people who weren’t willing to change.”  Screen Shot 2015-11-23 at 2.28.46 PM "We are feverishly working to reshape the customer experience that is much more focused on the digital world and the ability to transact a vehicle without ever walking into a dealership.” Screen Shot 2015-11-23 at 2.29.27 PM "Without a doubt the single greatest change to this industry has been the emergence of gen. Y-ers as a major purchasing powerhouse." Screen Shot 2015-11-23 at 2.29.40 PM

  • Richard

    I agree. A wise businessman in the Caribbean named Sir Kyffin Simpson always said that the key to success is progression and humility, and clearly he’s done very well for himself as a self made man!

  • John Andrews

    The Airgain IPO launches this week, and they’re a one-brand company.

    Some investors don’t think it’s a good stock though:

    http://seekingalpha.com/article/3997291-risky-signals-antenna-maker-airgain-launches-ipo

  • Cincinnati World Cinema

    Well said, Joe, and worth rereading on a regular basis! Another advantage of small-to-midsize city living is pace and competition. Living in NYC, LA and SF entailed a hectic pace, hallmarked by capital S striving, as one realized there were a ton of others doing what I do. Spending so much time in one’s car in SoCal meant much less time for quality pursuits and pleasures. A smaller pond with relaxed pace allows one to savor life and special moments.


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