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by William J. Holstein

Author: William J. Holstein
Subcategory: Biography & History
Language: English
Publisher: Walker Books; First Edition edition (February 3, 2009)
Pages: 288 pages
Category: Perfomance
Rating: 4.2
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In Why GM Matters, William Holstein goes deep inside GM to show what's really happening at the country's most iconic corporation.

In Why GM Matters, William Holstein goes deep inside GM to show what's really happening at the country's most iconic corporation. Where critics say that GM has sat on its hands while the market changed, Holstein demonstrates that GM has already radically retooled its entire operation, from manufacturing and cost structure to design.

Why GM Matters, explains why the US benefited from saving this institution, and the impact it can still have on the . Holstein tells the story by showing us who the people are making this turn around.

Why GM Matters, explains why the US benefited from saving this institution, and the impact it can still have on the country's future. While he begins at the top with Wagoner and Lutz, he also takes to the designers, the plant managers, and even some of the union shift workers. This is no abstract or theoretical book. You will see who the current employees of GM are, what they believe in, and what they are trying to do with the company. I think you will find it impressive. I also like the arguments Holstein marshals to demonstrate GMs importance to the American economy.

In November, GM CEO Rick Wagoner appeared before Congress to ask for. Why GM Matters is a very interesting book written by William Holstein about the struggles of General Motors in today’s economy and GM’s plan to survive in the future automobile market. Holstein captures the reader’s attention with interesting factual information of GM’s past and how it has evolved into the crisis that has unfolded over the past years.

William Holstein, author of Why GM Matters: Inside the Race to Transform an American Icon, discusses the economic landscape facing the auto giants and whether GM can be sufficiently restructured to once again become a viable, competitive company. Columbia Business School. Before Why GM Matters: Inside the Race to Transform an American Icon, (Walker and C., he wrote two other books, Manage the Media and The Japanese Power Game.

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As I indicated yesterday in the post "Why American Industry (And Its Future) Matters", we have the privilege of having author William J. Holstein today at Emptywheel and Firedoglake. Mr. Holstein has a long and rich history as a journalist and author

As I indicated yesterday in the post "Why American Industry (And Its Future) Matters", we have the privilege of having author William J. Holstein has a long and rich history as a journalist and author. Most importantly for today, he has plunged into the history and ethos of General Motors and produced an incredible work detailing just how critical General Motors, the American auto industry, and American industry itself is to the United States economy and way of life. As Michael Fitzgerald observed at bnet.

Why GM Matters : Inside the Race to Transform an American Icon. Why GM Matters" stands out as an excellent piece of journalism.

But in Why GM Matters: Inside the Race to Transform an American Icon, financial journalist William Holstein argues that GM deserves the chance to turn itself around. I spoke with him about GM's current condition, the beleaguered . auto industry, and Toyota's (NYSE:TM) vulnerabilities. Excerpts: You argue that GM is vital to the .

Description this book Why GM Matters A timely look inside the world s biggeet car maker-a tightly argued, character-driven book about why GM s survival is essential to America s economic health-and how the headlines are getting it all wrong

Description this book Why GM Matters A timely look inside the world s biggeet car maker-a tightly argued, character-driven book about why GM s survival is essential to America s economic health-and how the headlines are getting it all wrong. Where critics say that GM has sat on its hands while the market changed. Holstein demonstrates that GM has already radically retooled its entire operation, from manufacturing and cost structure to design.

In November, GM CEO Rick Wagoner appeared before Congress to ask for $25 billion to bail out the struggling Big Three automakers. To critics like Thomas Freidman and Mitt Romney, it was a sign that the American auto industry should be led out to pasture; if the Japanese are better at making cars, they said, then we should let them do it. To defenders, the loss of the country's largest manufacturing sector would be an incomprehensible disaster. Nearly every day, the debate rages on the op-ed pages. Billions of dollars and millions of jobs hang in the balance.

In Why GM Matters, William Holstein goes deep inside GM to show what's really happening at the country's most iconic corporation. Where critics say that GM has sat on its hands while the market changed, Holstein demonstrates that GM has already radically retooled its entire operation, from manufacturing and cost structure to design. Where pundits say we'd be better off without GM, he shows how inextricably linked GM and the nation's economy still are: The country's largest private buyer of IT, the world's largest buyer of steel, the holder of pensions for 780,000 Americans, GM accounts for a full 1 percent of our country's GDP. A dollar spent on GM has profoundly different consequences from a dollar spent on Toyota.

Following a diverse cast of characters―from Rick Wagoner, the controversial CEO, to design director Bob Boniface, to Linda Flowers, a team leader on the line in Kansas City―Holstein examines the state of GM's health and builds a persuasive argument that GM is essential to our nation's well-being and, with the right economic climate, ready to compete with Toyota as one of the biggest global automakers.