As the keynote speaker, he had some very insightful things to say to our mid-market CEO audience. Here is a round-up of his comments:
“We are traveling at the speed of ‘live’.” Companies must be flexible enough and open-minded enough to keep up.
“If you don’t protect your future earnings, there will be no future. We’re ‘short-term’ to a fault in this country. My advice: Go private.”
“The common denominator [to success] is always the people quality.”
“High school diplomas for assembly lines are so yesterday.”
“If you can’t innovate faster than [your competitors] are commoditizing your products, you’ll get run over…. Manufacturing is an innovation-centric activity.”
“Productivity is great, but it kills innovation.”