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RIP Motor Shows, Long Live The Auto Industry

Why the decline and fall of the motor show can help transform the ailing auto industry The global motor show is a cathedral to a religion in decline. A rolling global calendar of shows, each assembled to preach the cult of the motorcar, it allows auto companies to bring new offerings to the gods of transport. Yet the motor show, once a representation of a Byzantine power, which heralded and supported the progression of the greatest...

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An Industry Struggles In The Face Of Rapid Change

Learning from the current state of the automotive business As I strolled through the halls of the Geneva motor show this year, I reflected upon the changes that have taken place since I first visited in 2003. It struck me just how much has changed in the intervening 15 years, yet, at the same time, how little. Now in its 113th year, the Geneva motor show still remains the most important global motoring event and the one that industry...

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Driving Innovation: The Value of Intrapreneurship

Thinking like an entrepreneur within your business “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” George Bernard Shaw Intrapreneurship came to the fore in the early-to-mid 1980s, first coined by Gifford Pinchot III and later adopted by Howard Edward Haller in his academic research, followed by Steve Jobs who popularised the term when he described the team behind the first...