1708, 2010

GM and Toyota: A Tale of Two Recoveries

By |August 17th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Toyota has recently announced its biggest quarterly profit in two years, as another iconic manufacturer says goodbye to a man who helped steer their company through some very choppy waters. General Motors will be losing their Chief Executive, Edward Whitacre, after being the company head for just over a year. But what a year it’s been. After seeking a government bailout from bankruptcy in 2009, it’s remarkable to see such vigor and renewal for a company formerly on its deathbed. Likewise, Toyota has been able to shrug off the PR nightmare of their cars being ‘death machines’ that I, for one, thought would take years to recover from. Not So. Both have beaten the odds and the recession, and are currently making money. […]

802, 2010

No Longer A Saab Story

By |February 8th, 2010|Categories: Branding, Business, Business news, Finance, Global Markets|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment

If you live in Sweden, as I do, you realize that as a foreigner (American) on Swedish soil I see Scandinavians in a light, culturally, that they often don’t see themselves. To cater to clichés, it is the land of ABBA, Ikea, and of course Saab cars. These things are held dear. Trust me. To […]