Motivational Quotes from Carlos Ghosn

Any job very well done that has been carried out by a person who is fully dedicated is always a source of inspiration.

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The time is right for electric cars – in fact the time is critical.

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Electric cars are not going to take the market by storm, but it’s going to be a gradual improvement.

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The role of leadership is to transform the complex situation into small pieces and prioritize them.

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Electric cars are going to be very important for urban transportation.

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I think that the best training a top manager can be engaged in is management by example.

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Being in a multicultural environment in childhood is going to give you intuition, reflexes and instincts. You may acquire basic responsiveness later on, but it’s never going to be as spontaneous as when you have been bathing in this environment during childhood.

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If you have not been a villain at a certain point in time, you will never be a hero. And the day you are a hero, you may become a villain the next day.

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Profit is the most global aspect of a business, and it is cross-functional.

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Cars have a large engine in the front and you have a gearbox, which is cumbersome. Electric cars don’t have this problem. The motor is much smaller, the battery is below you. This will allow you to play with different shapes.

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You have to listen to the people who have a negative opinion as well as those who have positive opinion. Just to make sure that you are blending all these opinions in your mind before a decision is made.

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Every single time you make a merger, somebody is losing his identity. And saying something different is just rubbish.

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When your results are good, you are obviously going to have a lot of press. And when you start to falter a little bit, you are going to have some criticism, and there is nothing abnormal in that.

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I always loved cars. I don’t know why, I can’t explain it to you. It has always been with me.

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I think we’re going to have some difficulty in front of us. I have absolutely no doubt the next three, four years Europe are going to be at best stagnation. We are preparing for tough times.

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You don’t build your character by doing what everybody else is doing.

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Good is somebody who delivered and allowed the company to overcome obstacles, without leaving a profound impact on its culture. Great is somebody who leads his company to achievements and performance and value that nobody was expecting it had.

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I would say a good leader brings results. A great leader writes a new story, it’s different. Obviously a new story has to incorporate a lot of results. But a story is a chapter in the life of a company that people want to write and want to remember.

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Commitment. This is my favorite word because in some way, people who are committed are always much more interesting and much more reliable, and much more, I would say, deep than people who are not.

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Regulations about environments are going to get tougher and tougher.

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It would be easier to make money in other sectors, but since I was a kid, I liked cars.

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I think the new generation is much more demanding about respect for the environment than we have ever imagined.

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If guys try to make a bigger company for the sake of size, they don’t create value in most cases.

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In a difficult and uncertain environment, Renault remains on track to meet its 2012 objective.

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Don’t believe what I say. Believe what I do.

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When you’re CEO, you have to have two conditions: first, shareholders need to trust you and want you to head your company. The second is that you need to feel the motivation to do the job. So, as long as both are reunited, you continue to do the job.

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The most interesting information I can have about a competitor is the cost.

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China will be the answer to Japan’s problems.

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Don’t believe what I say. Believe what I do.

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I’m the C.E.O., nominated by the shareholders. If they’re not happy, I have to take the consequences.

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I don’t believe in hostile moves. I don’t believe they carry any value.

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Incentives are not strategy, they are tactics. Defensive measures.

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Design is important, it’s an important dimension in the car. It’s not the only one.

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As an individual, not as the boss of a company, I am very interested in motor racing.

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In most companies people make a specific contribution to the company in their function. But it is not expressed in terms of profit, only in terms of performing their function better.

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The Japanese people are usually very prudent, even when they are convinced change is necessary.

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To face deflation, you have to have people accepting it and not reacting to it.

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At the age of 20 I bought a used Fiat 127. This was the only one I could afford!

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People will always challenge you on an idea as long as it has not been concretized by somebody else.

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As the CEO, I have to take care of the short term, mid term and the long term.

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When a company is facing a problem, it always takes a stance and takes a decision, but at the same time it wants to make sure of what it can learn from it, what enhancements it can make.

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I mean, when you’re a pioneer and you are at the forefront of an offensive, you’re going to be the most optimistic person.

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I love not to be busy in a certain way.

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I have my family, my children – I have a lot of outside activities.

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Business is tough; you need tough guys.

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I approve designs not because I think I am more gifted or somebody who can see ahead three or four years from now, but just to make sure that the design is a logical, rational decision, taken after analyzing pros and cons.

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When the CEO makes a decision, people don’t come back on it.

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When I come to a design decision, people know that is that.

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Synergies are not only about cost reduction. Synergies can be access to markets, exchange of products, avoiding overlaps, exchange of best practices.

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You want to make sure this particular car is going to please the customer and then you’re going to be rewarded with something that is going to please the shareholder.

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More and more, in any company, managers are dealing with different cultures. Companies are going global, but the teams are being divided and scattered all over the planet.

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You’ll never convince me there is a hopeless situation or there is any finality in any success or any failure.

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