Walking Stick Helps Balance

s I walk through the woods with the dogs, there are roots and stones over which I can stumble and lose my balance. It is a great advantage to have a walking stick because it helps me keep my balance. It also helps to clear the path, break through...

#109 – The End

  In January of 1993, Yuki Togo, President of Toyota Motor Sales, USA, and Senior Vice President Bob McCurry both retired. My time at Lexus was coming to an end. I was transferred over to run the Toyota Division. While a promotion, it was...

#106 – Killing Lexus

  During the presidential debate in the fall of 1992 between Ross Perot, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush, Bill Clinton complained about the Japanese government giving unfair advantage to automakers, noting that the U.S. domestic...

#105 – LA Burning

  On Wednesday, April 29, 1992, we had taken the company plane to Boise, Idaho for the grand opening of a new Toyota dealership facility and a newly appointed Lexus dealership. We left early in the morning and returned early evening. As we...

#104 – The Fractured Cat

  In the summer of 1992 many of the Japan staff who had been a part of the launch of Lexus were being reassigned back to Japan. Cynthia and I decided to have a going away party at our home for those who were leaving. We invited Yuki Togo...

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