Let's take four prospects that have arrived in as many months. First is an amazing all-Brit partnership revealed without warning at September's LCV Show: the 1,216hp, all-electric four-wheel drive Hipercar project, led by Ariel's Simon Saunders (already distinguished in the high performance patch). Next was Jim Ratcliffe, the oil and gas billionaire, determined to recreate the traditional Land Rover Defender - or something very much like it - he announced concrete plans to pull it off in the shape of Projekt Grenadier.
building his own cars, very efficiently but in low volume. The first, probably, is a baby supercar built on McLaren F1 principles and replicating the small size and space efficiency of the Smart Roadster Murray has driven to work almost every day for 14 years.
Beyond the fact that they'll all have four wheels and be called cars, you could hardly list four more diverse projects: an all-electric hypercar, a traditional Landie, a "different" electric car and a latter-day Spridget.
Leadership is one of those words seriously undervalued because it's sheer numptiness. Yet it moves mountains. I'm put in mind of a childish but remarkably relevant rhyme about leadership I read in a book by David Ogilvy, the late advertising guru: "Look throughout our towns and cities; you'll see no statues of committees..."
Inspiration, followed closely by the ability to inspire others, is what unites the four men I've cited. With their help (and the help of more like them) we are moving, miraculously, into an era where gifted teams headed by influential leaders will change the world more rapidly than ever.