The Case For GM, In Glorious Powerpoint

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer
the case for gm in glorious powerpoint

With GM’s share price currently hovering below $25, well under its $33 IPO price, The General is holding its second annual Global Business Conference in hopes of encouraging investors the world over to buy into its turnaround. A webcast is currently streaming over at the GM Investor Relations website, but the key points are available in slides available in PDF here. The presentation involves nearly every level of GM’s business, so listening in and reading the entire PDF is going to be the best way to make sense of what GM is trying to communicate… but if you just want an overview, check out the gallery below for a few hand-picked slides, illustrating some of the more important points.

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  • Ehsteve Ehsteve on Aug 11, 2011

    So which brand of automobile out there really is the most like Apple in terms of branding? Tesla? Lotus? This isn't about who makes cars that most resemble ipods stylistically (that would probably be Toyota - when was the last time you saw a Camry that wasn't white or silver?), but that their products are instantly recognizable as appealing to someone who wants functionality with a little flair. My vote goes to Mazda for the non-luxury category.

  • Bertel Schmitt Bertel Schmitt on Aug 11, 2011

    Speaking of computer Holy Wars. I was a "Sysop" in those days. That's what the moderators of a "BBS" were called. The feuds between "Windoze" and "F*intosh" and OS/2 caught in-between (I forgot what name that was called) became so bad that people poured acid over cars. Serious death threats were made. We had a secret meeting of sysops of warring BBS and agreed to ban everybody who just mentioned these things. The feuds continued, but on a more civilized level.

  • VoGhost Five years ago, Tesla was ten years ahead of the competition. I haven't seen anything to suggest that's changed.
  • Varezhka They cheapened out on the hardware side too, so we'll see how much they can improve with the software updates. I know they're using faster processors with some of their newer vehicles, but not sure how much faster.
  • Varezhka I mentioned yesterday that I wasn't a fan of Mazda Connect v1.0 in MX-5. Now I count Mazda Connect v2.0 in Mazda3 as among my favorites. Clean, fast, and intuitive without being a distraction to driving.I also don't mind the v7 BMW i-Drive, though BMW also seem to go back and forth between quite good and quite messy between updates. I also liked the screen position better before they incorporated touch.
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