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    1. Business Blog

      March 5, 2014

      Brand neglect invites the elephant into the showroom

      Straight-talking Karl-Thomas Neumann, chief executive of Opel, has given the world of reputation management a useful new...

    2. November 1, 2011

      Do complex supply chains make you too vulnerable?

      THE PROBLEM Companies such as Apple and several Japanese carmakers have seen their supply chains disrupted by natural...

    1. September 2, 2011

      Lutz returns to GM as adviser

      General Motors has brought Bob Lutz out of retirement to advise its senior leadership team. The advisory mandate will mark...

    2. August 25, 2011

      20 questions: Bob Lutz

      Born in 1932, Bob Lutz served in the US marines before joining GM in 1963. It was the start of a 47-year career in the car...

    3. June 23, 2011

      Motormouth details invasion of moneymen

      Car Guys vs Bean Counters: The Battle for the Soul of American Business, by Bob Lutz, Portfolio, $26.95 “Look, people,” Bob...

    4. March 19, 2010

      Taking a Leaf out of Nissan’s book

      The Leaf, the electric runabout that Nissan will build at its Sunderland factory, will be the first mass-market car in...

    5. March 19, 2010

      Taking a Leaf out of Nissan's book

      The Leaf, the electric runabout that Nissan will build at its Sunderland factory , will be the first mass-market car in...

    6. March 5, 2010

      Green sports cars

      Enzo Ferrari would be flabbergasted. The eponymous founder of the Italian sports car brand only began selling road cars in...

    7. March 4, 2010

      Lutz to step down as GM vice-chairman

      General Motors yesterday announced the retirement of Bob Lutz, its vice-chairman, bringing down the curtain on a legendary...

    8. March 3, 2010

      Lutz to step down as GM vice-chairman

      General Motors on Wednesday announced the retirement of Bob Lutz, its vice-chairman, bringing down the curtain on a...

    9. March 3, 2010

      GM blames recall of 1.3m cars on supplier linked to Toyota

      General Motors has blamed a supplier partly owned by Toyota for a faulty car part that led to the recall of 1.3m Chevrolet...

    10. March 3, 2010

      Toyota link to GM's recall of 1.3m cars

      General Motors has blamed a supplier partly owned by Toyota for a faulty car part that led to the recall of 1.3m Chevrolet...

    11. March 2, 2010

      GM blames recall on Toyota supplier

      General Motors has blamed a supplier partly owned by Toyota for a faulty car part that led to the recall of 1.3m Chevrolet...

    12. January 12, 2010

      Some US traditions die hard in Detroit

      John Gapper: One of the pleasures of Detroit, where I am for the annual motor show, is that, despite the intense upheaval...

    13. December 5, 2009

      Acting GM chief moves to stamp his authority

      Just three days after sacking Fritz Henderson as chief executive, General Motors' chairman and acting chief executive Ed...

    14. December 5, 2009

      GM shakes up management team

      General Motors has shaken up its management team just three days after Fritz Henderson was sacked as chief executive. Ed...

    15. December 4, 2009

      Acting GM chief launches major reshuffle

      General Motors has shaken up its management team just three days after Fritz Henderson was sacked as chief executive. Ed...

    16. December 1, 2009

      Henderson ousted from top of GM

      General Motors ousted Fritz Henderson as chief executive on Tuesday night in a surprise move that will see the ailing US...

    17. September 10, 2009

      GM offers money-back guarantee

      General Motors will become the first major carmaker to offer a full money-back guarantee on its vehicles as part of an...

    18. July 14, 2009

      Lutz sharpens GM brand focus

      Buick will be General Motors' main weapon against Toyota's Lexus in the upscale North American car market, while the...

    19. July 14, 2009

      Lutz sharpens GM brand focus

      Cadillac will be General Motors' main weapon against rival European luxury marques such as Jaguar, BMW and Mercedes Benz,...

    20. July 13, 2009

      Lutz sharpens GM brand focus

      Buick will be General Motors’ main weapon against Toyota’s Lexus in the upscale North American car market, while the...

    21. July 9, 2009

      GM cleared to exit bankruptcy

      General Motors is set to emerge as a new company on Friday, completing an unexpectedly swift and smooth journey through...

    22. June 1, 2009

      Hopes for rebirth but Chapter 11 risks remain

      General MotorsEven some of Rick Wagoner's most ardent fans acknowledge that his ousting as General Motors chief executive...

    23. May 31, 2009

      Wagoner’s GM exit is a blessing in disguise

      Even some of Rick Wagoner’s most ardent fans at General Motors acknowledge that his ousting as chief executive two months...

    24. May 13, 2009

      GM sinks to fresh low as Chapter 11 looms

      General Motors' shares slid to their lowest level in more than 70 years yesterday amid growing signs the Detroit carmaker...

    25. May 13, 2009

      GM sinks to fresh low as Chapter 11 looms

      General Motors' shares slid to their lowest level in more than 70 years yesterday amid increasingly loud signals that the...

    26. May 12, 2009

      GM sinks to fresh low as Chapter 11 looms

      General Motors’ shares slid to their lowest level in more than 70 years on Tuesday amid increasingly loud signals that the...

    27. March 30, 2009

      Profile: GM’s Rick Wagoner

      Richard Wagoner’s week just went from bad to worse. On Thursday night, his beloved Duke University “Blue Devils” basketball...

    28. February 12, 2009

      Goodbye, Lutz

      John Gapper's blog: I have never known quite what to make of Bob Lutz, the "product tsar" of General Motors, who has...

    29. February 10, 2009

      GM 'product guru' leaves the driving seat

      Bob Lutz, General Motors' vice-chairman and product planning chief, will retire at the end of the year, bringing down the...

    30. February 9, 2009

      GM ‘product guru’ leaves the driving seat

      Bob Lutz, General Motors vice-chairman and product planning chief, will retire at the end of the year, bringing down the...

    31. January 13, 2009

      Fuel price volatility slows the drive to go green

      Nervousness is mounting in the motor industry that a prolonged period of low petrol prices could jeopardise the viability of...

    32. January 13, 2009

      Fuel price volatility slows the drive to go green

      Nervousness is mounting in the motor industry that a prolonged period of low petrol prices could jeopardise the viability...

    33. January 12, 2009

      Fuel price volatility slows the drive to go green

      Nervousness is mounting in the motor industry that a prolonged period of low petrol prices could jeopardise the viability of...

    34. December 10, 2008

      How good a CEO is Rick Wagoner?

      From Mr Paul Grego. Sir, Bob Lutz, General Motors’ vice-chairman, hailed his boss, Rick Wagoner, as “the best CEO ”...

    35. December 9, 2008

      Detroit veteran defends GM chief

      Bob Lutz, General Motors' vice-chairman and an icon of the Detroit car industry, mounted a vigorous defence yesterday of...

    36. December 8, 2008

      Detroit veteran defends GM chief

      Bob Lutz, General Motors’ vice-chairman and an icon of the Detroit car industry, mounted a vigorous defence on Monday of the...

    37. July 16, 2008

      GM seeks 'self-help' on road to recovery

      When General Motors held its annual meeting in early June, senior managers were well aware that soaring fuel prices and the...

    38. July 16, 2008

      GM seeks 'self-help' on road to recovery

      When General Motors held its annual meeting in early June, senior managers were well aware that soaring fuel prices and the...

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