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Reference to Mr. Zetsche's speech at the Empire Club. Passion in product leading to prosperity. Some statistics on dollars profit/vehicle. The Big Three. Major improvements in the hours utilized to build a vehicle. The role of incentives. Consequences of cutting back on production. How to keep and grow the top line in a more sustainable way. Product and process innovation. Focussing product development dollars. Investigating unique technology and what that might mean for the industry and the consumer. Tracking product development. Some successes. Goal-setting and performance-measurement systems. A corporate philosophy of balancing customer, employee and financial satisfaction. Six core values Linamar believes are scucess factors. Seeing both top and bottom-line growth. The "Golden Age" of the automotive industry.