Some kids dream of growing up to be an astronaut or professional athlete, but fifth grader Nicolas Joseph wants to be the boss of Toyota.

In a school writing assignment, Nicolas declared that he wants to be the president of Toyota one day.

You see Toyota is the manufacturer of his favorite car — the Supra.

Nicolas sat down with his predecessor, Toyota Motor North America CEO Jim Lentz, who will be retiring in April — to discuss his goals.

They include creating flying cars and redesigning the company’s office space.

The two talked business strategy, and Lentz offered Nicolas some words of wisdom on his journey to the top — work hard and be honest.

Check out the video below for an inside scoop on Nicolas and his vision for Toyota.


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Nicholas wants to be top dog at Toyota


Chris Riley has been a journalist for 40 years. He has spent half of his career as a writer, editor and production editor in newspapers, the rest of the time driving and writing about cars both in print and online. His love affair with cars began as a teenager with the purchase of an old VW Beetle, followed by another Beetle and a string of other cars on which he has wasted too much time and money. A self-confessed geek, he’s not afraid to ask the hard questions - at the risk of sounding silly.