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    Re: Whitacre Vows to ‘Learn About Cars’ as Chairman of New GM Board


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    Re: New CEO of GM: "I Dont Know Anything About Cars"

    Quote Originally Posted by goldendog View Post
    Hat please read the forum rules reguarding how to post proper threads in the breaking news section of the forum....this forum isn't ran all loosy goosy as some of the other forums you post on.

    Thanks for abiding by the rules of this forum.
    Who died and made you a mod?

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    Re: New CEO of GM: "I Dont Know Anything About Cars"

    Quote Originally Posted by TheHat View Post
    Who died and made you a mod?

    Its been taken care of by the REAL mods.
    No one did...I just know that your M.O. is to use flaming thread titles in the "current events" or "breaking news" sections. Glad to see that you are not going to get away with it here.....

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    Re: New CEO of GM: "I Dont Know Anything About Cars"

    Quote Originally Posted by goldendog View Post
    No one did...I just know that your M.O. is to use flaming thread titles in the "current events" or "breaking news" sections. Glad to see that you are not going to get away with it here.....
    Well in order to "get away with something" that would mean I was trying to circumvent something, which was not the case.

    That is all I am going to say to this flame-bait, trolling of yours.

    So, back to the subject, do you have any thoughts on it, or is this strictly you trolling my threads?

    I will not comment back to you unless your on topic. I am not going to play the troll game with you. I got better things to do.

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    Re: New CEO of GM: "I Dont Know Anything About Cars"

    Quote Originally Posted by TheHat View Post
    Well in order to "get away with something" that would mean I was trying to circumvent something, which was not the case.

    That is all I am going to say to this flame-bait, trolling of yours.

    So, back to the subject, do you have any thoughts on it, or is this strictly you trolling my threads?

    I will not comment back to you unless your on topic. I am not going to play the troll game with you. I got better things to do.
    It was not a flamebait troll post....you have a long history of doing just what you tried to do in this thread in fact that was not the first time it has happened in your short time on this forum was it?

    I'm just glad that you may have learned a lesson from this and will follow the rules in the future.

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    Re: Whitacre Vows to ‘Learn About Cars’ as Chairman of New GM Board

    Quote Originally Posted by TheHat View Post
    So GM is not about making just cars? So what else does GM plan on doing in the future? Making post-its?
    Yes. Actually most business are about more than just making the basic product you associate them with. If all a company did was just make the product, they'd likely fail. A successful company has to excel at making its product, showing that the product provides direct and clear value to consumers and that associated services that come with the product provide ancillary value. Xerox is not just about copy machines. It's about keeping them running, providing entire office solutions and integrations with existing often non-Xerox machines as well as data management. Most people just associate them with a copy machine, but that's just part of the firm. If Xerox just made copy machines, it would have long ago died off.

    GM needs to revamp its service business, financial arm business, as well as leverage any patents it produces through R&D. Furthermore, if GM can branch out into supplying parts for other means of transportation it can diversify into related fields to reduce market risk.

    Like all firms, GM isn't JUST about cars, it is principally about providing value to customers.
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    Re: Whitacre Vows to ‘Learn About Cars’ as Chairman of New GM Board

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Yes. Actually most business are about more than just making the basic product you associate them with. If all a company did was just make the product, they'd likely fail. A successful company has to excel at making its product, showing that the product provides direct and clear value to consumers and that associated services that come with the product provide ancillary value. Xerox is not just about copy machines. It's about keeping them running, providing entire office solutions and integrations with existing often non-Xerox machines as well as data management. Most people just associate them with a copy machine, but that's just part of the firm. If Xerox just made copy machines, it would have long ago died off.

    GM needs to revamp its service business, financial arm business, as well as leverage any patents it produces through R&D. Furthermore, if GM can branch out into supplying parts for other means of transportation it can diversify into related fields to reduce market risk.

    Like all firms, GM isn't JUST about cars, it is principally about providing value to customers.
    More than this: auto supplier companies in the area are rapidly announcing that they are branching out into other industries. Supposedly, the whole industry is looking to diversify for stability, including the auto makers themselves.

    About 2001ish, the company I work for had a big scandal where the executive officer was basically cooking the books to hide that our branch of the multinational(home corp is actually Canadian) was losing money. He and most of the rest of the executives where fired, and a new XO and plant manager where brought in who had never worked in the auto industry. Two years later we were pulling a nice profit.

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    Re: Whitacre Vows to ‘Learn About Cars’ as Chairman of New GM Board

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    Re: Whitacre Vows to ‘Learn About Cars’ as Chairman of New GM Board

    I see no problem in appointing someone who knows diddly squat about cars to run a Vehicle manufacturing business.
    In much the same way we appoint (elect) politicians to run our society.

    Look at the great job they have done thus far.

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    Re: New CEO of GM: "I Dont Know Anything About Cars"

    Quote Originally Posted by EulyssElvisCaustic View Post
    my sentiments exactly.......

    its looks as though Mickey Mouse could do a better job than the last guy
    Looks like Daffy Duck can do better than the new guys.

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