Just over a couple of years ago, out of the blue, I was invited to talk about EV's with two of Daimler's Top Managers, unscripted, live onstage, at CES in Las Vegas.
Axel was Head of the newly formed CASE Division, and Ola Kallenius had just been appointed Head of R&D - he's now Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars
It came at a particularly useful time as my solo consultancy 'Electric Vehicles Outlook' had only been up and running for a couple of years and my LinkedIn audience - followers and connections - was progressing nicely at around 20,000 and 10,000 respectively.
Today I have 282,771 followers and 15,037 connections, and whilst I couldn't possibly know each and every one of those, I'm very grateful they choose to engage with me now and then. Typically I'm enjoying just over 1,000,000 views of the things I share every quarter.
So here are the 'Inspiration Talks', firstly with Ola, and then Axel. Guy Kawasaki was the MC for both of our talks.