Mary Barra at GM: What It Really Means

Much of the media coverage of the selection of Mary Barra as CEO of General Motors has focused on the fact that she is a woman. That’s very interesting, but it’s not all of the story. Here are the other elements that are being largely ignored: –She is part of a generation of GM people […]…

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The Chevy Volt Comes Down in Cost

General Motors CEO Dan Akerson made a splash at a meeting of Safeguard America’s Future Energy (SAFE) in Washington, which I attended, by announcing that GM will introduce a Malibu that can be powered by compressed natural gas. But that’s off sometime in the future. What he said that was perhaps even more exciting was […]…

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Why GM Matters: Inside the Race to Transform an American Icon

“Bill Holstein is an extremely knowledgeable and perceptive journalist. At a time when GM and the domestic auto industry are in acute crisis, this book makes sense of what has happened–and what should happen next. It’s a must-read for anyone who cares about the future of the American auto industry” — Alex Taylor, Senior Editor, […]…

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