I just finished reading Bob Lutz’s fascinating book on his years at General Motors from early 2000 to 2012. Its titled Car Guys vs. Bean counters; The battle for the Soul of American Business. His basic premise is that GM cars had lost their magic by 2000, they were ugly and their design had been hijacked by the “Bean counters” who had demoted design to a small and insignificant role.
Good design is worth more than low a bottom line.
I like both a lot (I don’t get how someone couldn’t enjoy a crispy white wine on a summer afternoon). if I had to pick one, it’d probably be a bottle of Travaglini Gattinara (italian red), although I’m really into Rioja right now.
Strauss’ Emperor Waltz
I love me some Strauss.