Wednesday, June 15, 2005
A loyal reader sent me an email with a link to a Washington Post editoral about GM. It's very well written and hopefully isn't correct about the future because the writer believes that this new wave of products just isn't going to cut. She bases her opinion on the fact that every last new wave of products didn't cut it either, and the chief problem with GM is a corporate culture of focus groups and indecision. The best auto companies do seem to be run like dictatorships. Ford is basically a dictatorship, Renault/Nissan, Porsche, and Mazda. Companies with several luminaries making waves always seem to struggle. Maybe GM should give all the power to Lutz, I don't know. Perhaps a corporate insider could give me a tip or two to what the heck is going on over in Detroit in terms of culture. Hint, hint. I welcome all your letters and articles to read. Thanks.