I have been annoying the latest Management team at Group Lotus /DRB-Hicom / Proton with my proposal.
I sent them a link to my TV interview.
and a link to the SKY report on a Sports UNIVERSITY
Nothing new there! Come on Guys! Be nice. Invest in this project.
I see Dany Bahar's company car is for sale. Dany is suing DRB-Hicom for over £6.7 million for wrongful dismissal.
Proton gave him a 4 year contract just before DRB-Hicom bought them. Syed Zainal the Man responsible is no longer with proton.
Dany's settlement would be about $10 USA million.
Just goes to show how much top notch leaders get.
I remember when attending ASLI Auto conference 2009, a mystery high level recruiter sidled up to me at Proton's test track, and nattered on about his Red Bull/Ferrari client. How people don't mind paying for success.
I always remember Kevin, my boss at Lotus saying 'John, remember nice guys always come last!'
Kevin has now gone on to marry his new teenage bride, and heads up a prestigeous engineering consultancy.
Friendships in the Auto industry don't tend to run deep.
Pretending to be nice is important though.
As to whether I am nice, that is for others to judge.
My time will come. Of that I'm sure.