published by William J. Holstein on 25 January 2013 - 10:30am
I was looking for an article I had written for Chief Executive and stumbled across this editor's note I wrote in 2005 when I was editor in chief of the magazine. Not everything I write is brilliant, but this one nailed its subject:
published by William J. Holstein on 18 January 2013 - 4:54pm
It's amazing to see how Dell and Hewlett-Packard have both stumbled so badly. Michael Dell may take his company private again to fix it and the business press is filled with stories about how it may take Meg Whitman five years to fix HP.
published by William J. Holstein on 18 January 2013 - 11:16am
Ah, so now it becomes clear to me. General Motors is hitting with a product blitz and it's a good one. The new Corvette generated a lot of buzz at the Detroit auto show. The new Cadillac ATS was voted Best Car of the Year. The company has introduced a Cadillac version of the Chevy Volt, which I have been driving recently, and I think that's very smart. The Volt is beginning to catch on, although it's been slower than anyone would have expected. And the company is going to be unveiling a refreshed line of pickups.
published by William J. Holstein on 10 January 2013 - 10:44am
I don't normally get out my can of purple prose, but it is outrageous that the United States has invested so much in developing a solar industry--and is now allowing the Chinese to buy it at a steep discount.
published by William J. Holstein on 9 January 2013 - 10:31am
The Wall Street Journal's Jeff Bennett has an interview with GM CEO Dan Akerson in today's paper, which is unfortunately behind a reg wall. But Bennett nails it in his introduction when he writes, "This is the year the world finds out whether General Motors Co. truly has been reborn. Its court-restructuring is receding in the rearview mirror, the easy profits from deep cuts in people, factories and a clean debt slate are giving way to a new set of challenges--an unevenly expanding industry with powerful rivals."