Today's Quiz: When, in an NYT story about CNN president Jonathan Klein's newest ratings-boosting strategy, his corporate superior says
"What I can assure you is Jon will be successful in this position, and he'll be in this position for many years to come."
1) Klein's newest strategy will fail.
2) Klein will be gone by August.
3) Both (1) and (2).
Sunday, March 27, 2005
Career advice for Mickey Rourke from Ben Affleck: Is the best expert to quote on the problems at GM and Ford really Helmut Panke, the research-driven ex-McKinsey consultant who has arguably been driving the BMW brand off a cliff? ... (See, e.g., this WSJ analysis [$]) ... 9:57 P.M.
Friday, March 25, 2005
GM Gives Up? USAT on GM executive Bob Lutz's decision to cancel the company's new rear-drive mid-size car line:
But he pulled the plug on the North America models after determining the vehicles could not be engineered and assembled to sell at prices competitive with the popular Chrysler 300C, Ford Mustang and other models, without sacrificing quality and content.
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