Sad day today at “the borg”. I really liked Robbie Bach’s and J Allard’s styles. I am sure they have their reasons (the ones they talk about and those that they keep to themselves) for leaving the collective.
I liked J Allard’s farewell message. I couldn’t agree more with the last paragraph, especially the note about agility! We soooo need to be more agile. We are currently soooo slow :-(
Find a college student that claims we don’t get it and blogs tirelessly about our lack of agility. Track down an EE that has been focusing on fuel cells and has radical thoughts about power management. Or a social networking whiz who is tired of building little islands that go hot and cold and can’t break the mainstream. Hire a designer who’s given shape to 2 decades of beautiful automobiles and thinks we can sculpt technology to better connect to users. Infuse them with our purpose. Give them the tools. Give them lots of rope. Learn from them. Support where they take you. Invite them to redefine The Tribe.
Decide. Change. Reinvent.