Monday, March 26, 2007

Quote of the Day II

"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change."

~Charles Darwin


At 3/27/2007 8:27 AM, Anonymous Walt G. said...

That's my favorite quotation, and I've got it posted by my desk. I get tired of hearing "But, that's how we've always done it!" And, I feel like shouting, “It’s not the same world that it was before!”

Too many people will not leave their familiar comfort zone. I saw the handwriting on the wall for American manufacturing when I was walking a picket line at the GM Flint Metal Center plant in 1998, so I re-credentialed myself for less GM dependence. I hope more people come up with a “Plan B.”

I can’t see GM supporting 1 million retirees and active employees in the future on less than 4 million vehicles sold per year (17.5 million annual US vehicle sales /5 = 3.5 million vehicles). Since no automobile manufacturer in a mature market garners more than 20% of the market, where’s the money to support that many people going to come from? I see drastic cuts looming in the near future.


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