• AutoTribute Posted: 8/5/2009 4:57pm PDT

    Hopefully that doesn't translate into rushed products.

  • R2dad Posted: 8/6/2009 9:23am PDT

    Ed Whitacre doesn't sound like the sharpest tool in the shed. I read the WSJ article as well. He wants to improve "advertising, revenue and net income". Oh, as well as gaining market share, presumably all at the same time. Note to Ed: Unless your long term game plan is to stay attached to the government teat, profitability (net income) needs to be the priority--market share is the result of profitable operations. Isn't this B-school 101? Where do they get these guys? Chasing share was the recipe for disaster the first time around, remember? "I want to see it done quickly...We know we have great products, we've got to create awareness out there". Well, no you don't. And we are fully aware of your products, so communication and advertising won't cure your ills. This guy came from AT and T, a (mediocre) service provider, not a manufacturer. So he may properly massage the Federal government tenders, but turning around GM, not so much.