Category: News From the AADA CEO

Newsletter No. 7 – July 22, 2016

The French have a saying – “plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose” which is generally translated into English as “…the more things change, the more they stay the same…” I was forced to reflect on the wisdom of…

Newsletter No. 6 – July 14, 2016

The father of 20th century economics, John Maynard Keynes, when accused of altering his position on a particular issue was often quoted as saying… “When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir?” How often do…

Newsletter No. 5 – July 6, 2016

As I reflected on the events of last Saturday I could not but be drawn to this famous remark by Sir Winston Churchill… “Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except for all those…

Newsletter No. 4 – June 30, 2016

As the voters head to the polls on Saturday one thing is certain: no matter who wins this election the challenges to our businesses will not abate. That said, the pundits think we will see a Liberal National Coalition government…

Newsletter No. 3 – June 27, 2016

It is often said that the difference between genius and stupidity is that even genius has its limits, while stupidity…well, I’m sure you can complete the thought for yourselves. Don’t get me wrong – I’m not suggesting policy makers or…

Newsletter No. 2 – June 22, 2016

Otto von Bismarck, the first Chancellor of Germany, advised never to believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied. I was compelled to reflect on the wisdom of his insight listening to the political debates as we enter…

Newsletter No. 1 – June 15, 2016

AADA Members and Colleagues, They say a week’s a long time in politics – and after my first ten days at AADA I can absolutely endorse that truism. In short order we’ve had two major automotive policy issues burst into…