Posts Tagged ‘General Motors’

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    Winning World War II With Numbers

    Sep 2, 12 • 317 Views • No Comments

    The year was 1940. Seeing that war might be imminent, President Roosevelt approached the president of General Motors. Wartime conversion was the issue. To become an “arsenal of democracy,” how could we produce planes instead of Pontiacs? With...  [read more]

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    Creatively Destroying Pontiac

    Nov 7, 10 • 257 Views • No Comments

    At some point, sooner or later, people get tired of black. During the 1920s, Henry Ford realized that the Model T, so very practical and affordable because it only came in black, needed some vitality. What forced him to recognize that the Model T was becoming...  [read more]

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    Dogs, Coach, and Cars

    Oct 28, 10 • 231 Views • No Comments

    When you have extra income, what do you buy? In China, the more affluent consumer is buying dogs, Coach handbags, and cars. Banned in Beijing in 1983, only recently, the dog has returned as a new “best friend.” A stress reliever, a response to...  [read more]

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    A Little Sunshine at General Motors

    Aug 18, 10 • 183 Views • No Comments

    A question: How are a little Sunshine and the U.S. taxpayer similar? The answer: Both are helping General Motors grow. The Wuling Sunshine is the most popular car in China. Manufactured by General Motors with 2 Chinese partners, it is a no frills minivan that...  [read more]