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Car Guys Vs Bean Counters

Author : Bob Lutz
ISBN : 110151602X
Genre : Business & Economics
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A legend in the car industry reveals the philosophy that's starting to turn General Motors around. In 2001, General Motors hired Bob Lutz out of retirement with a mandate to save the company by making great cars again. He launched a war against penny pinching, office politics, turf wars, and risk avoidance. After declaring bankruptcy during the recession of 2008, GM is back on track thanks to its embrace of Lutz's philosophy. When Lutz got into the auto business in the early sixties, CEOs knew that if you captured the public's imagination with great cars, the money would follow. The car guys held sway, and GM dominated with bold, creative leadership and iconic brands like Cadillac, Buick, Pontiac, Oldsmobile, GMC, and Chevrolet. But then GM's leadership began to put their faith in analysis, determined to eliminate the "waste" and "personality worship" of the bygone creative leaders. Management got too smart for its own good. With the bean counters firmly in charge, carmakers (and much of American industry) lost their single-minded focus on product excellence. Decline followed. Lutz's commonsense lessons (with a generous helping of fascinating anecdotes) will inspire readers at any company facing the bean counter analysis-paralysis menace. From the Hardcover edition.

Exam Prep For Car Guys Vs Bean Counters The Battle For

Author : David Mason
ISBN : PKEY:QA3562834
Genre : Education
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Business is the activity of making one's living or making money by producing or buying and selling products (such as goods and services). This book provides over 2,000 Exam Prep questions and answers to accompany the text Car Guys vs. Bean Counters The Battle for ... Items include highly probable exam items: industry, subsidiary, warranty, Focus group, audit, budget, entrepreneur, Raw material, policy, Time, Merchant, Market segmentation, Brand loyalty, social networking, social networking, and more.

Car Guys Vs Bean Counters

Author : Robert A. Lutz
ISBN : 1591844002
Genre : Automobile industry and trade
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In 2001, General Motors hired Bob Lutz out of retirement with a mandate to save the company by making great cars again. He launched a war against penny pinching, office politics, turf wars and risk avoidance. After declaring bankruptcy during the recession of 2008, GM is back on track thanks to its embrace of Lutz's philosophy. Lutz's common sense lessons (with a generous helping of fascinating anecdotes) will inspire readers at any company facing the bean counter analysis-paralysis menace.

No B S Ruthless Management Of People And Profits

Author : Dan S. Kennedy
ISBN : 9781599185408
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Revised edition of the author's No B.S. ruthless management of people & profits, published in 2008.

Makers And Takers

Author : Rana Foroohar
ISBN : 9780553447248
Genre : Business & Economics
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Is Wall Street bad for Main Street America? In looking at the forces that brought our current administration to power one thing is clear: much of the population believes that our economic system is rigged to enrich the privileged elites at the expense of hard-working Americans. This is a belief held equally on both sides of political spectrum, and it seems only to be gaining momentum. A key reason, says Financial Times columnist Rana Foroohar, is the fact that Wall Street is no longer supporting Main Street businesses that create the jobs for the middle and working class. She draws on in-depth reporting and interviews at the highest rungs of business and government to show how the “financialization of America”—the phenomenon by which finance and its way of thinking have come to dominate every corner of business—is threatening the American Dream. Now updated with new material explaining how our corrupted financial sys­tem propelled Donald Trump to power, Makers and Takers explores the confluence of forces that has led American businesses to favor balance-sheet engineering over the actual kind, greed over growth, and short-term profits over putting people to work. From the cozy relationship between Wall Street and Washington, to a tax code designed to benefit wealthy individuals and corporations, to forty years of bad policy decisions, she shows why so many Americans have lost trust in the sys­tem, and why it matters urgently to us all. Through colorful stories of both “Takers,” those stifling job creation while lining their own pockets, and “Makers,” businesses serving the real economy, Foroohar shows how we can reverse these trends for a better path forward.


Author : Matt Moore
ISBN : 9780891126706
Genre : Religion
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What if, instead of focusing on church programs, we shared meals with people? What if, instead of starting more building initiatives, we fed the hungry? The Old Testament is filled with stories of food, nourishment, and the struggle against hunger. Jacob and Esau fought over soup, God saved the world from famine through Joseph, and the people of Israel received manna from God when they were starving in the wilderness. Similarly, Jesus's ministry was centered around feeding people and discussing "real food" during meals. In Nourish, Mark Moore shows us that by using food to reach people, Jesus was simply following the precedent set by his Father—a God who loves to feed us.

Icons And Idiots

Author : Bob Lutz
ISBN : 9781591846963
Genre : Business & Economics
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"The former vice chairman of General Motors and author of Car Guys vs. Bean Counters profiles the positive and negative leaders who made the strongest impression on him throughout his extensive career, sharing illuminating anecdotes that provide today's managers with leadership examples to emulate or avoid."

The Great Race

Author : Levi Tillemann
ISBN : 9781476773513
Genre : Transportation
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The Great Race recounts the exciting story of a century-long battle among automakers for market share, profit, and technological dominance—and the thrilling race to build the car of the future. The world’s great manufacturing juggernaut—the $3 trillion automotive industry—is in the throes of a revolution. Its future will include cars Henry Ford and Karl Benz could scarcely imagine. They will drive themselves, won’t consume oil, and will come in radical shapes and sizes. But the path to that future is fraught. The top contenders are two traditional manufacturing giants, the US and Japan, and a newcomer, China. Team America has a powerful and little-known weapon in its arsenal: a small group of technology buffs and regulators from California. The story of why and how these men and women could shape the future—how you move, how you work, how you live on Earth—is an unexpected tale filled with unforgettable characters: a scorned chemistry professor, a South African visionary who went for broke, an ambitious Chinese ex-pat, a quixotic Japanese nuclear engineer, and a string of billion-dollar wagers by governments and corporations. “To explain the scramble for the next-generation auto—and the roles played in that race by governments, auto makers, venture capitalists, environmentalists, and private inventors—comes Levi Tillemann’s The Great Race…Mr. Tillemann seems ideally cast to guide us through the big ideas percolating in the world’s far-flung workshops and labs” (The Wall Street Journal). His account is incisive and riveting, explaining how America bounced back in this global contest and what it will take to command the industrial future.

The New Ecology Of Leadership

Author : David K. Hurst
ISBN : 9780231504140
Genre : Business & Economics
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David Hurst has a unique knowledge of organizations—their function and their failure—both in theory and in practice. He has spent twenty-five years as an operating manager, often in crises and turnaround conditions, and is also a widely experienced consultant, teacher, and writer on business. This book is his innovative integration of management practice and theory, using a systems perspective and analogies drawn from nature to illustrate groundbreaking ideas and their practical application. It is designed for readers unfamiliar with sophisticated management concepts and for active practitioners seeking to advance their management and leadership skills. Hurst's objective is to help readers make meaning from their own management experience and education, and to encourage improvement in their practical judgment and wisdom. His approach takes an expansive view of organizations, connecting their development to humankind's evolutionary heritage and cultural history. It locates the origins of organizations in communities of trust and follows their development and maturation. He also crucially tracks the decline of organizations as they age and shows how their strengths become weaknesses in changing circumstances. Hurst's core argument is that the human mind is rational in an ecological, rather than a logical, sense. In other words, it has evolved to extract cues to action from the specific situations in which it finds itself. Therefore contexts matter, and Hurst shows how passion, reason, and power can be used to change and sustain organizations for good and ill. The result is an inspirational synthesis of management theory and practice that will resonate with every reader's experience.

Reflections From Lean Leaders

Author : Mark Graban
ISBN : 1733519408
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This book contains transcripts of Mark Graban interviewing some leading Lean management voices such as Jim Womack, John Shook, Eric Ries, Steve Spear, and more: Podcast #1 - Norman Bodek on Kaizen and Continuous ImprovementPodcast #3: Jeffrey LikerPodcast #5: Jamie Flinchbaugh on Lean and WastePodcast #9: David Mann on Creating a Lean Culture Podcast #19: Jim Womack, Machine That Changed the World, Revisited Podcast #31: David Meier, Toyota TalentPodcast #54: John Toussaint, MD, Lean HealthcarePodcast #56: John Shook, Managing to LearnPodcast #58: Steven J. Spear, The High-Velocity EdgePodcast #96: Pascal Dennis, The RemedyPodcast #115: Eric Ries on The Lean StartupPodcast #124: Paul O'Neill Podcast Interview on Patient SafetyPodcast #126: Bob Lutz on "Car Guys vs. Bean Counters"Podcast #142: Eric Ries on Taiichi Ohno & The Lean StartupPodcast #153: Robert Maurer, PhD, Everyday KaizenPodcast #216: Dan Jones, Lean Outside of ManufacturingPodcast #217: Alan Robinson, The Idea-Driven OrganizationPodcast #225: John Toussaint, MD, "Management on the Mend"Podcast #226: Steve Hoeft and Dr. Bob Pryor, "The Power of Ideas to Transform Healthcare" Podcast #231: Dr. Eric Dickson, Starting with Lean at UMass MemorialPodcasts #256 and 259: Steve Bera, Reflections on NUMMI and #LeanPodcast #286: Dean Gruner, MD on ThedaCare's #Lean JourneyPodcast #290: Eric Ries: From #Lean to Lean Startup to The Startup Way

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