Manufacturing is more than just putting parts together. It's coming up with ideas, testing principles and perfecting the engineering, as well as final assembly.
As an engineer I'm constantly spotting problems and plotting how to solve them.
Engineers are behind the cars we drive, the pills we pop and the way we power our homes.
I was frustrated as a child when I had to use a vacuum. It had a screaming noise and the smell of stale dog and a lack of performance.
Fear is always a good motivator.
Everyone has ideas. They may be too busy or lack the confidence or technical ability to carry them out. But I want to carry them out. It is a matter of getting up and doing it.
One of the most fun inventions of my lifetime is the Mini.
Enjoy failure and learn from it. You can never learn from success.
There's nothing wrong with things taking time.
If robots are to clean our homes, they'll have to do it better than a person.
Emerging markets are hugely important.
As a modern employer you have to treat people well.
You need a stubborn belief in an idea in order to see it realised.
In the digital age of 'overnight' success stories such as Facebook, the hard slog is easily overlooked.
We should learn to live more with our climate and rely less on electricity to alter our climate.
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