Monthly Archives: August 2008

Ask the Consultant – Question #1

Brian Shields poses the following: “Can you post/comment on what you think it will take to “fix” General Motors (GM)? I would very much appreciate your views on the subject.” Well, Brian, here you go: GM has an extremely difficult challenge ahead, and continuing to follow Toyota will not get them out of the pickle they are in. GM lost ...

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The World is Not Flat – Now What?

With rising fuel costs and inflation continuing to run in double digits in countries like India and China, the falling dollar, and rising oil prices pushing up transportation costs, is the world really flat as Thomas L. Friedman claimed in 2005? With the cost of shipping a container from China to the USA nearly tripling by some reports from $3,000 ...

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