Monthly Archives: December 2020

Trust

Trust

George Schultz at age 100, on the importance of trust:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/12/11/10-most-important-things-ive-learned-about-trust-over-my-100-years/?arc404=true

George P. Shultz is a former U.S. secretary of labor, treasury and state, and was director of the Office of Management and Budget. He is a distinguished fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.

Dec. 13 marks my turning 100 years young. I’ve learned much over that time, but looking back, I’m struck that there is one lesson I learned early and then relearned over and over: Trust is the coin of the realm. When trust was in the room, whatever room that was — the family room, the schoolroom, the locker room, the office room, the government room or the military room — good things happened. When trust was not in the room, good things did not happen. Everything else is details.”

Self-Driving Cars

Here is the latest on self driving cars, called “autonomous vehicles” from the New York Times:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/14/opinion/Zoox-Amazon-self-driving.html

After dozens of early setbacks, COVID may well be the booster shot that the industry needs. Covid increases the demand for vehicle safety, but this time the demand is different: People don’t want a taxi with a driver who can potentially infect them.

Add Amazon’s purchase of Zoox to the mix, and the next five years is looking brighter.