By Edward Whitacre, Leslie Cauley
Ed Whitacre is credited with taking up the company reins at basic automobiles (GM) while the automobile producer was once near to financial disaster in the course of 2008 and grew to become the corporate round in marvelous model. during this enterprise memoir, the local Texan explores his distinct administration type, company acumen and patriotism.
It used to be President Obama who reached out to Ed Whitacre to come back out of retirement and take over GM in 2008. A down-to-earth, no-nonsense Texas local with a particular Texas twang in his voice, Whitacre was once reluctant to come back out of retirement to paintings at GM.
But Whitacre is that infrequent CEO with nice aura and notable administration instincts. And while he obtained to Detroit, he began to whittle down the company forms straight away - and obtained GM again on target in checklist time
Before being pulled out of retirement to run GM by means of Obama, Ed Whitacre had spent his whole company profession within the telecom company, the place he eventually ended up operating AT&T.
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Extra resources for American Turnaround: Reinventing AT&T and GM and the Way We Do Business in the USA
This explains why information in a neural circuit flows in just one direction. PHYSIOLOGISTS WERE QUICK TO SEE THE IMPORTANCE OF Cajal's contributions. Charles Sherrington (figure 4-7) became one of Cajal's greatest supporters and invited him to England in 1894 to give the Croonian Lecture to the Royal Society in London, one of the most distinguished honors Great Britain can bestow on a biologist. In his memorial to Cajal in 1949, Sherrington wrote: Is it too much to say of him that he is the greatest anatomist the nervous system has ever known?
I did not anticipate embarking on a new career, a new way of life. But my very first conversation with Grundfest gave me reason to reflect. In that conversation I described my interest in psychoanalysis and my hope of learning something about where in the brain the ego, the id, and the superego might be located. My desire to find these three psychic agencies had been sparked by a diagram Freud published in the course of summarizing his new structural theory of mind, which he developed in the decade 1923 to 1933 (figure 4-1).
Motor neurons send their axons out of the brain stem and spinal cord to effector cells, such as muscle and gland cells, and control the activity of those cells. Interneurons, the most numerous class of neurons in the brain, serve as relays between sensory and motor neurons. Thus Cajal was able to trace the flow of information from sensory neurons in the skin to the spinal cord and from there to interneurons and to motor neurons that signal muscle cells to move (figure 4-6). Cajal derived these insights from work on rats, monkeys, and people.
American Turnaround: Reinventing AT&T and GM and the Way We Do Business in the USA by Edward Whitacre, Leslie Cauley