Links found September 4, 2011:
Kia's Picanto is a small hit
The new Kia Picanto city car is a tiny package of perfection, says Neil
Humorously written review from Telegraph
Yaris affordability comes at a price
and another same source
Fiat’s Retro Return
By NICK BUNKLEY
A remake of the postwar Fiat will have to get Americans to forget the low quality of its first
incarnation on these shores. So far, it’s working.
The Trouble With Work
Several articles of interest - NYT Sunday Review
Opinion: The Limping Middle Class
Robert Reich Op-Ed NYT on economics, jobs etc.
The middle class doesn’t have enough purchasing power to keep the economy going without
sinking deeply into debt
Do Happier People Work Harder?
One Path to Better Jobs: More Density in Cities
Population density, innovation and Vietnamese
restaurants, relationship to jobs, housing costs etc., Ryan Avent
And from the NYT Business Section
Want to Lead? Ask Tennyson and Shakespeare
Corner Office: Enrique Salem
By ADAM BRYANT
To convey management lessons, Enrique Salem, the president and
chief of Symantec, sometimes turns to the words of classic literature.
Off the Shelf
By NANCY F. KOEHN
In a new book, Marc Levinson tells of A.& P.’s swift expansion in the early 20th century,
and the powerful backlash it engendered. The tale offers parallels to retail battles of today.
There is some great information in this very brief review available much faster than buying
In Reversal, China Tries to Tamp Down Car Sales
By KEITH BRADSHER NYT
5:20 PM ET
Officials called for the country’s automakers to produce fewer but more technologically
Add Sept. 6, 2011
Bob Lutz Returns To General Motors As Adviser.
(9/2) reported, "General Motors Co. has hired the ultimate car guy out of retirement to advise its
senior leadership. Bob Lutz, 79, a former GM vice chairman for product development, left the company
last year, but never really ended his 47-year career in the auto business."
Detroit Free Press
(9/3, Thompson) reported that Lutz "retired in spring 2010, but has provided
informal advice to GM executives for free ever since. He met about monthly with CEO Dan Akerson,