Monday, August 28, 2017

Dr. Tun Mahathir on starting a new Automotive Industry.

I saw this video today. Unless Dr. Mahathir said something in Malay which contradicts me, he said an Automotive Industry.
I actually feel that the Automotive Industry could be an educational entity.
Just a thought.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Universal Ministry Ordination

As people know, I have been  promoting a Motorsport University project. Hopefully, it will manifest and bona fide qualifications will be issued.
Online qualifications can be a bit hit and miss
I have just become a minister! Just like Conan O'Brien... Yes I am a bit bored.

My Universal Life Church Ordination
Click here to get ordained.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

It seems Geely and Proton are now going to be partners

It seems Geely and Proton are now going to be partners, with Geely taking a majority share in Lotus, a Proton subsidiary.
This photo is from a Paul Tan article.

I have written about this possibility before...

Dr. Mahathir signed an agreement for co-operation with Geely whilst he was acting Chairman of Proton. Whilst I'm sure he won't be entirely happy about this, Proton still have control of their destiny
Lotus are now majority (or soon will be) Geely owned. I am sure their is a plan for both companies. I sincerely hope this works out for the best.
I have a good feeling about it.

Here is a video of Dr Mahathir (Proton's founder) and his take on things.

Lastly, I would say. I would be open to an offer to return to Lotus. I have made this known before... but it doesn't hurt to remind people occasionally!

 Here is a local Malaysian TV station report on the situation:

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Webpage to close.

Just thought I'd mention, my webpage (link to the right as I write...) will be coming down tomorrow. I have decided not to renew.

This project is dear to my heart, however, I cannot justify the renewal fee.
Such is life.
To put things in perspective, I was in Malaysia when 9/11 occurred and was about to present my Training plan to the Local Lotus Management team.
During my time in the Auto industry, I met some very ambitious people who are not necessarily very helpful if they don't see you or your aspirations as being in sync with theirs.
In this instance, I would have to say my personal relationship had broken down with an influential member of the Management team.
I could have come up with a fully funded plan that had huge potential, and he would have been less than helpful.
Since that point I have been trying unsuccessfully to get approval from outside of the organisation. Unsuccessfully.
Weirdly, I have enjoyed the process, and still think this will bear fruit in some form, in the future. Hopefully, I'll be part of that future!
In the meantime life goes on, and I'm enjoying it... nothing wrong with that.

Lastly, on a sad note, I hope that the wounds of 9/11 heal. And for my Muslim friends, Happy Eid.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Hyperloop Potential for KL to Singapore High Speed Rail Link

Some years ago I was invited to attend (not present or speak) at an ASLI (Asia Strategic Leadership Institute) conference that dealt with Malaysian infrastructure projects. People presented ideas rail/bus/taxi on how best to improve infrastructure within Malaysia. It was interesting, but... Nothing that was a little outside the box. I like this idea. Obviously, the powers that be have to have the ability to do something others haven't... and risk their reputation should it fail. People often talk about thinking and acting outside the box... few execute.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

The End of my Quest

This week I put out my own video for my Project (job interview) it was in place of my cancelled TV appearance!
I can only surmise why Channel 4 did not show the emoov interviews. They filmed more than they needed on purpose.
The other interviewee left the interview room whilst I was waiting, he explained to the receptionists that he had broken down again whilst reading his poem in the interview room... He was obviously aware this was being filmed... He was looking past the receptionists towards a CCTV camera, he was incredibly theatrical.
I actually made up a bad poem which caused some laughter during my interview. It was not intended to be taken seriously, nor was it.
Apart from the political questions, which I can't imagine are typical HR approved, I had a really good interview.
Maybe, I could have answered with a bit more gusto, when asked 'What would I say if I was offered...'
I have to think the previous interviewee may well have been considered not to be a normal (whatever that is) applicant. That was out of my control.

Anyway, back to my own interview. It unlike the Channel 4 programme has received 36 views in 3 days!

Oh well. I have had some feedback. I would like to make a few things clear:

This project is not a driving school. There are many of these already. Lotus runs them, as do others.

I do not have any qualifications that would qualify me to be a University Lecturer. I do not intend to become a teacher.

When I say over a decade ten years, It would be more precise to say 14 years. I first proposed this in 2002.

I have had a lovely time since. However, I am not independently wealthy, and I am looking for work.

My webpage will not be renewed when it comes up for renewal in September.