It not because there had some low spots in my life – health, career focus, and social life. It is because I had been living in constant change over the past four decades in my life. This decade ends as I continue to work in the industry I love. But, not without some costs to my health and in other areas.
On some interesting levels, it has become one of my favorite holidays. Not because of the food, which is what some folks would respond accordingly. Or, the annual football games in Detroit and Arlington, Texas. Or, the futile attempt at getting over the river and through the woods to your family's house for your annual gathering.
Thanks to your patronage, the local economy experiences an annual economic impact of $19 Million. Over 41 percent of that figure goes into activities outside of the Minneapolis Convention Center – dining, staying overnight at a nearby hotel, attending a Timberwolves game at Target Center, visiting the Walker Art Museum, buying toiletries you forget to pack at the downtown Target, and so forth.
The news flashed with a proposed merger between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Groupe PSA. A merger being worked out after both corporate governance boards agreed upon the initial terms of the tie-up. While we could see the formation of the world's fourth-largest automaker, both parties envision themselves as a larger "mobility company" investing towards the advancement of vehicle sharing, electrification, and autonomous driving technologies.