Archive for March, 2020

American Icon – Bryce G. Hoffman

March 7, 2020


Even mentions Henry Ford had the police and security guards shoot live ammunition into Ford warehouse strikers picket line and killed and wounded 50+ people.

The inside story of the epic turnaround of Ford Motor Company under the leadership of CEO Alan Mulally.

At the end of 2008, Ford Motor Company was just months away from running out of cash. With the auto industry careening toward ruin, Congress offered all three Detroit automakers a bailout. General Motors and Chrysler grabbed the taxpayer lifeline, but Ford decided to save itself.

Under the leadership of charismatic CEO Alan Mulally, Ford had already put together a bold plan to unify its divided global operations, transform its lackluster product lineup, and overcome a dys­functional culture of infighting, backstabbing, and excuses. It was an extraordinary risk, but it was the only way the Ford family—America’s last great industrial dynasty—could hold on to their company.

Mulally and his team pulled off one of the great­est comebacks in business history. As the rest of Detroit collapsed, Ford went from the brink of bankruptcy to being the most profitable automaker in the world.American Icon is the compelling, behind-the-scenes account of that epic turnaround.

In one of the great management narratives of our time, Hoffman puts the reader inside the boardroom as Mulally uses his celebrated Business Plan Review meet­ings to drive change and force Ford to deal with the painful realities of the American auto industry.

Hoffman was granted unprecedented access to Ford’s top executives and top-secret company documents. He spent countless hours with Alan Mulally, Bill Ford, the Ford family, former executives, labor leaders, and company directors. In the bestselling tradition of Too Big to Failand The Big ShortAmerican Icon is narrative nonfiction at its vivid and colorful best.

Dark Waters – Teflon Dupont PFOA/C-8

March 7, 2020

Dupont makes $1billion profit a year poisoning the planet & people with PFOA/C-8 aka Teflon. Dupont paid $700M so far in fines & law suits to 3,500 residents with cancers out (5% of) 70,000 population in town of Parkersburg WV where Teflon is made. Teflon is found in 99% of humanity bloodstream. Teflon is used in clothing, carpets, paints, lotions, make up etc. There are 600 synthetic forever chemicals unregulated by the EPA like Teflon. Dupont must now do Medical Monitoring of the Parkersburg WV population to further compensate residents that develop future cancers, birth defects, become sterile & diseases. Dupont knew for 30 years by it’s own internal monitoring studies that Teflon was causing sterility, birth defects, cancers & diseases to it’s own factory workers and chose to ignore it and continues to profit from Teflon by $1 Billion annually.

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