Bob Lutz's Maximum Holiday Reading List

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer
bob lutz s maximum holiday reading list

Maximum Executive Bob Lutz is spreading the Christm, excuse me, Holiday cheer over at the GM Fastlane blog today. You see, Lutz is troubled by the amount of attention that his firm has attracted since going on the holiday handout dole. Yes, “the sheer volume of words written about the auto industry in the past month or two is enough to fill the Library of Congress (Yes, I’m employing irony),” writes Lutz, or some well-paid ghostwriter. “Some of the material generated has been ill-informed and off the mark. Some have used the same old and outdated anti-Detroit rhetoric and bias we’ve been seeing for years,” continues the man of maximum. And so, Lutz suggests a steady diet of Detroit appologia from the pantheon of bailout-backing pundits. Specifically…

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  • Kristjan Kristjan on Dec 23, 2008

    GM stock at under $3, bonds at 15 cents on the dollar. Mr. Lutz is a bit confused about GM's prospects. C11 in March, Wagoner knows it, Lutz knows it. Surprisingly he didn't cite any articles from the Detroit Free Press. They have been giving GM the journalistic equivalent of a blowjob every day for weeks.

  • Pig_Iron Pig_Iron on Dec 23, 2008

    Janesville closed today. 90 years of production, and 1,200 out of work. Congrat's Lutz.

  • Rix Rix on Dec 23, 2008

    I recommend "On a Clear Day you Can See General Motors" by John Z. DeLorean, published 1979. Lutz might do well to reflect on it.

  • Njgreene Njgreene on Dec 24, 2008

    There's also "The Decline and Fall of the American Automobile Industry" by Brock Yates. Picked it up from the local library, almost 30 years old and still on the mark. Substitute "SUVs" for "large cars" and it reads, well, like a TTAC Deathwatch.