Next gen company

Yesterday we flew into Detroit for seven hours, and met with a very interesting technology company with expertise in chemical engineering. It was the first business meeting where I heard a reference to Albert Einstein (by the founder-owner, considered a genius-type himself).

And it was my first time in Detroit, which some describe as a “growing doughnut.” That is, a downtown area in continual decline, and new business growth driven by suburban areas like Rochester Hills.

By the way, the Northwest Airlines terminal at the Detroit Metro Airport was one of the most amazing I’ve seen in the U.S., in terms of design, facilities and layout. It’s hard to figure given the dire state of the U.S. auto industry.

Speaking of which, Monday’s WSJ Online had an interesting article, “Toyota Races to Rev up Production.” (subscription required)

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