Fritz Henderson's Key To Success: Differentiating Our 34 North American Nameplates

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer

“I certainly don’t want to leave you with the feeling that, y’know, things are humming,” quips Frtiz. “Because they’re not.” Then what, pray, was the point of today’s “progress report” snowjob? But Fritz is just kidding, things really are ginger-peachy keen. As recent trips to the Harvard and Michigan business schools taught him…

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  • BklynPete BklynPete on Oct 07, 2009

    We've known that for awhile. Check out this post on Red Ink Rick from my former boss, who headed PR for Duke's Fuqua School of Business: Dynamic88 : October 7th, 2009 at 5:10 pm Our business schools are failing us.

  • Logans_Run Logans_Run on Oct 07, 2009

    Just put an end to this now! Let them go through a proper Chapter 11 filing with a possible liquidation. Please put an end to this business failure pornography!

  • Ton12 (of GM) Ton12 (of GM) on Oct 08, 2009

    Our business schools are not failing us, GM is just not executing that principle correctly. Product differentiation - Apple is the best example. They discovered in the early 80's that since IBM licensed out their technology allowing for clones, everyone would try and produce cheap PC's. So Apple decided to move up the demand curve to a product that has a perception of better value even though the price is higher. They did this with the Mac, the iPod, and now the iPhone. Every Apple customer knows they can get a cheaper alternative, but most every Apple owner I know feels like they own something that is better. So how is GM going to do this while at the same time meeting the mandate from Whitacre of 20% market share? They won't.

  • Allegro con moto-car Allegro con moto-car on Oct 09, 2009

    This man should not be running a big corporation. He should not pass "GO" and collect $1 billion. If he wants to manage something, then he is marginally qualified to run a liquor store.