Bob Lutz quotes

  • Being able to ‘think out of the box’ presupposes you were able to think in it.
    -- Bob Lutz

    #Thinking #Able #Boxes

  • The electrification of the automobile is inevitable.
    -- Bob Lutz

    #Inevitable #Automobile

  • Forcing automakers to sell smaller cars to improve fuel economy [is like]... fighting the nation's obesity problem by forcing clothing manufacturers to sell garments in only small sizes.
    -- Bob Lutz

    #Fighting #Science #Engineering

  • Why did I lose? No reason, though you might like to know that I got tired, my ears started popping, the rubber came off my shoes, I got cramp, and I lost one of my contact lenses. Other than that I was in great shape.
    -- Bob Lutz

    #Tired #Shoes #Tennis

  • One colossal advantage of being in extra innings is that you can tell it like it is, say what you think, and largely eschew political caution.
    -- Bob Lutz

    #Thinking #Political #Advantage

  • I think either party would have seen the wisdom in bailing out the American automobile industry, because one job in ten in the United States is either directly or indirectly connected to the automobile industry. You just could not let these companies go down.
    -- Bob Lutz

    #Jobs #Party #Thinking

  • It applies in any business. Shoemakers should be run by shoe guys, and software firms by software guys, and supermarkets by supermarket guys. With the advice and support of their bean counters, absolutely, but with the final word going to those who live and breathe the customer experience. Passion and drive for excellence will win over the computer-like, dispassionate, analysis-driven philosophy every time.
    -- Bob Lutz

    #Running #Philosophy #Passion

  • In the past, (GM) produced a lot of very excellent vehicles but somehow they didn't excite anybody,
    -- Bob Lutz

    #Past #Excellent #Vehicle

  • You cannot buy a bad automobile any more from any producer. We have to do more products not because we're looking at a particular segment, but because it's a great vehicle.
    -- Bob Lutz

    #Producers #Automobile #Vehicle

  • Design can be both a manifestation of a company's design ethic and an outward communication of a company's design ethic and drive for excellence.
    -- Bob Lutz

    #Communication #Design #Excellence

  • There's a powerful sense of reality to our concepts, ... These are vehicles we think people would purchase and drive today.
    -- Bob Lutz

    #Powerful #Thinking #Reality

  • CAFE is like trying to cure obesity by requiring clothing manufacturers to make smaller sizes.
    -- Bob Lutz

    #Trying #Cafes #Size

  • Public Schools too often fail because they are shielded from the very force that improves performance and sparks innovation in nearly every other human enterprise - competition.
    -- Bob Lutz

    #School #Competition #Innovation