Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Quotation for the day: Jerry Flint

What Jack Smith did was turn General Motors management into a Boston political clubhouse because Jack was from Massachusetts.  He set up a management system in which the only people could get a job came from the Treasury Department.  But the people who knew the product, who knew cars, were completely cut off from rising high in the company.
Jerry Flint, quoted in William J. Holstein, Why GM Matters: Inside the Race to Transform an American Icon (New York: Walker & Company, 2009) 225.

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