Now, that the U.S. Treasury has exited its partial ownership of General Motors, the bill to the tax-payer is reported to be $10.5 billion. Libertarians and many a Tea party Republican decry the bill. But are we forgetting the $24 billion the Republican led government shutdown cost the economy?
Barra, the first woman to run the world's largest automaker, and the first woman to run any car company, will face inevitable challenges of perception. Can a woman run a car company so dominated, as is the entire industry, by men.
For me, a young guy looking to help build the Detroit of the future, I hope we accept that the mythology of car ownership doesn't need to be our death sentence. We aren't some antiquated city that can't adapt to world of tomorrow.
Although Tesla's Elon Musk has declared, there won't be a recall, it's almost certain the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will investigate. As we all know, three's a trend.
Forty years ago in October the first oil embargo taught the U.S. a lesson -- an economy dependent on a single fuel, oil, for its entire transportation system -- is fatally flawed. Yet this is a lesson we seem resolutely determined to forget.
Shouldn't companies get involved now instead of waiting to see what governments come up with on their own?
Tesla stock has been on a rocketship this year, soaring to four times its trading value of a year ago, from $25 to $115 per share! Recently a subscriber asked me if this super hot stock was now a short. My answer: "That's going to require an article. It's not a simple yes or no."
By today's standards my political views are considered liberal, perhaps even far to the left of center. Yet just a few decades ago I would have been (and was) labeled a moderate or even slightly right of center for holding the same positions I hold today.
Anne and Antoinette of Powerful Presentations I do a fair amount of public speaking as a film producer and a blogger on The Huffington Post and my w...
Environmental sustainability, once relegated to the margins of most businesses (unless they engaged in greenwashing tactics that looked good for PR bu...
A lot of focus has been directed towards influence marketing this past year by businesses seeking to sway public conversations and advocacy in their favor. In response, there's a growing list of social influence platforms and strategies professing to hold the key to identifying and measuring social influence.
If car manufacturers really want to have something that resembles an app store, they are going to have to put their heads together and play it smart. As with everything else, there is a right way and wrong way of doing it.
We may not be keeping pace with these pressures, but leading companies continue to evolve more sustainable strategies and tactics. Let's look at some top macro- and company-level stories.
In our "after report," Reagan and Matalin discuss whether 2012 turned on Messina's GOTV or Obama's views on government and taxes? Did GOP lose because of messenger or message -- both? Or is it, as Chou en lai said of French Revolution, "too soon to tell?"
I assure you that this president will go on to become one of our greatest. After denial has fled our shared amnesia, history will once again see that it was this tall, thin young man who stood between us and disaster and had the courage to do what was necessary.
The big three automakers -- GM, Ford, and Chrysler -- are profitable for the first time in seven years. GM recorded its highest profits ever in 2011, earning $9.19 billion, the most in its 103-year history.