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Bruce

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  • Car Guys vs. Bean Counters: The Battle for the Soul of American Business

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Bob Lutz
    • Narrated By Norman Dietz
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (91)
    Performance
    (73)
    Story
    (69)

    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.

    Reader says: "Boring and self-involved."
    "Didn't expect the whine with my book."
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    What did you like best about Car Guys vs. Bean Counters? What did you like least?

    There is good insight into the demise and rebirth of GM that the media either didn't report or got totally wrong, both of which I had completely anticipated and was why I bought the book. However, there was too much whining about Toyota, the press, and left wing lunatics making it difficult for GM to compete. Come on - did you really need a crystal ball to see higher gas prices coming? Was Ford's smart management really dumb luck? Is climate change really a figment of Al Gore's imagination? Is Fox News the only news outlet to get it right? Tolerate the politically partisan BS and it's a pretty good listen.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Bob Lutz? Why or why not?

    Maybe.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The Chevy Volt info was pretty interesting.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No


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