Commentary: A Sony Car?

With the North American International Automobile Show relocated to June, any interested media person would find themselves in Las Vegas being courted by the wave of technology on display at the Consumer Electronics Show.

Commentary: The Bucket List, Thrice Revisited

I took the time to review the first two bucket lists to see how much I progressed. Then, I pondered a bit to make a new one. Some of the old items remain – though I found that some have already been achieved.

Commentary: The End of All Decades

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.

Commentary: This is For Real, Now

It may be done, but there's plenty of shouting that might happen sometime afterward. Before the shouting starts, I better take a look at this deal to see if this is a good one for the combined companies, especially when it pertains to North American operations, employment, and market presence.

Commentary: When Life Serves You a Turkey

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.

Commentary: The Stage is Set For a Truck Summit in Minneapolis

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.

Commentary: FCA + Groupe PSA = Will This Deal Work?

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.