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

    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
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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. 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.

    NYNM says: "Boring and self-involved."
  • Icons and Idiots: Straight Talk on Leadership | Bob Lutz

    Icons and Idiots: Straight Talk on Leadership

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Bob Lutz
    • Narrated By Wes Talbot
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    Lutz is revealing the leaders - good, bad, and ugly - who made the strongest impression on him throughout his career. Icons and Idiots is a collection of shocking and often hilarious true stories and the lessons Lutz drew from them. From enduring the sadism of a Marine Corps drill instructor, to working with a washed-up alcoholic, to taking over the reins from a convicted felon, he reflects on the complexities of all-too-human leaders.

    Amazon Customer says: "Fantastic!"
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