The Emperor Has No Divisions — Somebody finally nails what's wrong with GM

“Back when General Motors was great, it was a holding company that owned some of the best car companies in the U.S. GM’s genius chairman, Alfred Sloan, constantly fought the very system he built to keep those companies autonomous and decentralized. He would be horrified to see how they are run today…. No executive is in charge of Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac or GMC, because they no longer exist. They are merely names on badges that are affixed to GM vehicles.”

Excerpted from a column by John McElroy of Ward’s AutoWorld. It’s been around the Interwebs since mid-May, but if you are not employed in the automotive industry, you may not have seen it. Read the whole thing over at the Wards Auto website.

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