Mark actually emailed me on April 8th, asking if I’d send him a picture I’d taken of a group lunch during Miles’ conference. Apparently he was in the middle of a debate over at Fakeologist.com…, and he was trying to convince them that Miles was ‘real’ and that Mark was actually at the conference. I emailed with him a few times, and he gave me no reason to think that he had any ill will toward Miles. Quite the opposite. I have no idea what’s going on at POM… but I agree with Josh, that something is fishy.
Fascinating story of the transformation of the GM culture to the Toyota culture of building better cars.
This can be applied to American attitudes towards the 2nd Amendment, since it involves people, perception, and psychology.
The task seems insurmountable, but so was the idea to turn GM around, on an albeit smaller scale.
The point of this fantastic business story is that it takes a generation or two to change a way of thinking, unless you can blow it up and start over.
To process to amend the American Constitution is virtually impossible. If there is any chance at all, you will need to change the hearts and minds of one or two generations to effect change. This will take hundreds, maybe thousands, of capstone #hrdpar events over tens of years.
The controllers always have time on their side. Their corporations are patient and long term planners.
But in America, everyone I talked to said it took about a decade and a half after NUMMI for change to even begin to take hold at GM. By the year 2000, GM finally started to see a generational transformation. Jeffrey Liker says, so many managers had come through NUMMI for training, for a day, or a week, or a year.
Over time, you start to get 10 people, 20 people, 100 people, 300 people, and you now have a critical mass of people in GM who’ve all been in NUMMI, they’ve lived it. Now they’re managing people and teaching them what they learned, and it snowballs, and suddenly the world is different in GM, and nobody can even tell you exactly why.
Another thoughtful piece on the most famous piece of Chinese agitprop.
I still watched TV news in 1989 even as I was in the process of breaking free of the American propaganda machine. So I greeted coverage of the events in Beijing, China with wide-open eyes, not comprehending, and not yet aware of the degree to which American news was a manufactured mural of fake imagery. So Tiananmen took up residence in my mind, though it was neither resolved nor understood. In or around 2004 I read the book “Killed: Great Journalism Too Hot To Print,” a compilation of articles rejected b
Louis is another persona who we are told is funny or talented but clearly is not. Dave Chappelle is similarly labeled. This tells me that our culture creators are using these propagandists to send messages. They are paid change agents.
All I take from this is that words can be weaponized. The word denier has been hijacked into one meaning: someone who doesn’t believe what is obvious and apparent and true or factual to everyone else.