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  1. says: SUMMARY ´ STATUSWHATSAPP.CO ✓ Alex Taylor PDF NEW [Sixty to Zero] Alex Taylor ✓ 1 REVIEW

    SUMMARY Sixty to Zero PDF NEW [Sixty to Zero] Alex Taylor ✓ 1 REVIEW The book jacket tells us that this is an inside look at the collapse of General Motors and the Detroit auto industry Mr Taylor did not work for GM but he has covered the auto industry for many years for FORTUNE

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    PDF NEW [Sixty to Zero] In summary a journalist goes back over his old articles about GM and other car companies and relates the stories back to you in some kind of chronological order Story summary GM declines and nothing anyone does has any impact Why well it does uite get into it maybe they changed to fast not fast enough? The book never gets into enou

  3. says: PDF NEW [Sixty to Zero] SUMMARY ´ STATUSWHATSAPP.CO ✓ Alex Taylor Alex Taylor ✓ 1 REVIEW

    SUMMARY ´ STATUSWHATSAPP.CO ✓ Alex Taylor Alex Taylor ✓ 1 REVIEW SUMMARY Sixty to Zero Worth of skimming but not reading in detailBasically a good book for understanding the personalities and auto companies and how a combination of hubris and lack of imagination led to their fall Very easy to pick up and dive right into which was both a blessing and a curse Salacious details about company management and leadership kept my att

  4. says: SUMMARY ´ STATUSWHATSAPP.CO ✓ Alex Taylor Alex Taylor ✓ 1 REVIEW PDF NEW [Sixty to Zero]

    PDF NEW [Sixty to Zero] I usually don't read business books enough of that kind of reading at work but a recent review caught my interest This is an interesting story written by a magazine journalist so easy and fast reading The demise of the auto industry leading to its collapse in the past year was a long time coming and evident to the casual observer

  5. says: PDF NEW [Sixty to Zero] SUMMARY ´ STATUSWHATSAPP.CO ✓ Alex Taylor

    PDF NEW [Sixty to Zero] SUMMARY ´ STATUSWHATSAPP.CO ✓ Alex Taylor Alex Taylor ✓ 1 REVIEW Breezy insider view of the GM Chrysler and Ford debacles from the long time auto writer from Fortune magazine From the Unions to the CEOs the sm

  6. says: SUMMARY ´ STATUSWHATSAPP.CO ✓ Alex Taylor Alex Taylor ✓ 1 REVIEW SUMMARY Sixty to Zero

    SUMMARY ´ STATUSWHATSAPP.CO ✓ Alex Taylor Alex Taylor ✓ 1 REVIEW PDF NEW [Sixty to Zero] Simply put Americans should know the history of the Detroit Big 3 and the reasons behind their downfall This is a terrfic summary from a business writer though I hoped for a bit techical mumbo jumbo Now there just needs to be a post Obama supplement

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    PDF NEW [Sixty to Zero] Good overview of what lead to the auto crisis Looks not only at GM but also at Ford and Chrysler from the perspective of a long time writer for Fortune mag

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    PDF NEW [Sixty to Zero] Ever want to learn how bean counters can destroy an innovative and design centered culture of excellence and turn it into something that produces the Aztec? Please read

  9. says: SUMMARY ´ STATUSWHATSAPP.CO ✓ Alex Taylor PDF NEW [Sixty to Zero]

    PDF NEW [Sixty to Zero] I was right it wasn't the unionized workers fault it was the people making the real money bonuses for nothing

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SUMMARY ´ STATUSWHATSAPP.CO ✓ Alex Taylor

Sixty to Zero

SUMMARY Sixty to Zero REVIEW ↠ Sixty to Zero Ondemning GM’s leadership from the privileged view of hindsight Instead his account enables the reader to see GM’s decline through the eyes of an insider with the understanding that corporate decision making at a company as large as General Motors isn’t as simple as it may seem Taylor’s book serves as a marvelous case study of one of the United States’ premier companies of which every American uite literally now holds a shar. Ever want to learn how bean counters can destroy an innovative and design centered culture of excellence and turn it into something that produces the Aztec Please read How to Do Everything with Photoshop CS2 eBook: Colin Smith: Amazon.fr: Amazon Media EUS.à r.l. leadership from the privileged view of hindsight Instead his account enables the reader to see GM’s decline through the eyes of an insider with the understanding that corporate decision making at a company as The Compelling Communicator: Mastering the Art and Science of Exceptional Presentation Design large as General Motors isn’t as simple as it may seem Taylor’s book serves as a marvelous case study of one of the United States’ premier companies of which every American uite All about Prayer (Salah) Activity Book (Discover Islam Sticker Activity Books) literally now holds a shar. Ever want to Fois gras et terrines learn how bean counters can destroy an innovative and design centered culture of excellence and turn it into something that produces the Aztec Please read

SUMMARY Sixty to Zero

SUMMARY Sixty to Zero REVIEW ↠ Sixty to Zero An award winning journalist's insights into the auto industry the decline of once great companies and the failures of management The collapse of General Motors captured headlines in early 2009 but as Alex Taylor III writes in this in depth dissection of the automaker’s undoing GM’s was a meltdown forty years in the making Drawing on than thirty years of experience and insight as an automotive industry reporter as well as personal. The book jacket tells us that this is an inside look at the collapse of General Motors and the Detroit auto industry Mr Taylor did not work for GM but he has covered the auto industry for many years for FORTUNE magazine He doesn t insert himself into the story as much as some writers have but he does include remarks about articles he wrote at the time his own thoughts and opinions and whether he got it right graciously admitting when he did not Overall I found the personal perspective valuable only when he was giving his firsthand impression of CEOs and other GM heavy hittersIn the 1950s GM was so dominant that it threatened to become a monopoly and was actually under the scrutiny of the federal government for that reason rather than the recalls which seem to plague it nowadays Harlow Curtice a charismatic figure and the CEO was TIME magazine s Man of the Year The slow motion downhill slide began at about the time that Curtice left and the author lays much of the blame on the first two CEOs to follow him Fred Donner and Dick Gerstenberg both trained as accountants tended to look at the bottom line and savings rather than trying to design exciting and well performing vehicles Under their leadership GM decided to leave a 15 stabilizing bar off the notorious Corvair with subseuent performance and safety problems leading to Senate hearings and a best selling book by Ralph NaderLater under Roger Smith whom Taylor portrays as the worst CEO that GM ever had a well meaning attempt to shake up the staid GM culture or frozen middle as Smith called it led to massive spending without results Among Smith s colorful failures were his call for shared sacrifice while demanding bonuses for himself the failed Saturn experiment and the notorious factory of the future in Hamtramack Michigan where assembly line robots spray painted each other rather than the cars To this reader Smith comes across as a highly imaginative manager who couldn t uite get his big ideas to really work He is of course better known to many of us as the Roger in Michael Moore s film Roger and MeRick Wagoner s terrible performance at the congressional hearings in Washington and his belief that GM had to get bigger rather than smaller in order to meet its considerable financial obligations were the last things we saw before the bankruptcy but as the author convincingly points out it had been a long time in the makingKey factors in the ruination of one of the world s most powerful companies were the insular and conservative culture at GM the unimaginative product and its relations with the United Auto WorkersAnyone visiting GM s headuarters was struck by the sense of isolation and silence and the lack of spontaneity Gray men in gray suits worked under a committee and meeting system which moved with woeful slowness An emphasis on being a team player cultivated a culture of yes men The board was stocked with GM insiders outside points of view were seldom welcomed or encouraged An 18 month promotion system damaged rather than increased any sense of continuity Cobbled together in the early 20th century from several diverse companies GM seemed to be competing with itself There was also much division overlap at one time GM had 27 separate purchasing departments The company seemed to value procedures over results and the clumsy giant never found a way to compete with innovative foreign imports In a 1988 interview with the author Lee Iacocca said that GM would never have hired him They would have said to me We can t use you because you haven t had at least 40 years at GM gone to General Motors Institute come up through the ranks and stepped on every rung of the ladder We never go to the outside for executives because that s an admission that we didn t build our people rightThis cloistered culture had an negative effect on the product One observer is uoted as saying that Gm has not had a significant technological innovation since the automatic transmission Economy of scale led to lookalike products and division overlap The XUV is portrayed as being perfect for hauling around tall plants but little else The Aztec is called one of the ugliest cars of all time At GM design was opposed to engineering and both were opposed by accounting leading to brilliantly executed mediocrity that could not hold the loyalty of the American consumerThe UAW always had an antagonistic interest with GM determined to get as much for its members as possible without concern for the long term outcome This practice ultimately led to unfunded pensions and healthcare benefits In 2004 healthcare for GM workers added 1500 to the cost of every car they manufactured Inflation in the healthcare sector caused an 85% jump in GM s costs that same year GM had 25 retirees for every active worker GM s retirement obligations were unsustainableTaylor closes with the observation that Great Britain once a profitable auto manufacturer now has all of its brands owned outside the country Could the same thing happen to the Big Three of the US or will fluctuations in the global economy swing things the other way

SUMMARY ´ STATUSWHATSAPP.CO ✓ Alex Taylor

SUMMARY Sixty to Zero REVIEW ↠ Sixty to Zero Relationships with many of the leading players Taylor reveals the many missteps of GM and its competitors a refusal to follow market cues and consumer trends; a lack of follow through on major initiatives; and a history of hesitance inaction and failure to learn from mistakes In the process he provides lasting lessons for every executive who confronts the challenges of a changing marketplace and global competition Yet Taylor resists c. Breezy insider view of the GM Chrysler and Ford debacles from the long time auto writer from Fortune magazine From the Unions to the CEOs the smartest guys in the room through decades of greed ennui arrogance and incompetence ultimately outsmarted themselves and their stockholders Taylor friendly with many of them is kinder than he might have been

  • Hardcover
  • 272
  • Sixty to Zero
  • Alex Taylor
  • English
  • 10 January 2020
  • 9780300158687