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.
Listen to the whole podcast, or start at 49:00.
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.
Good postcast talking about money, the Fed, and gold backed dollars.
Listen to this and learn that money is just a belief system, and the whole conspiracy community built around the “Fed” myth is nothing but a distraction about nothing.
Those that “run” the Fed don’t sound scary or evil – they sound lost.
Five reporters stumbled on what seems like a basic question: What is money? The unsettling answer they found: Money is fiction. Photo: Stone money on the island of Yap.
Source: The Invention of Money
I’m sure they had humans before, but now they’re admitting it.
Susan has the loveliest EGI crazy eyes (0:39).
I’m not sure they can steer a hurricane, but it sure has “cleared” the way for more debt for the island colony. Puerto Rico was already under corporate management for ignoring its debt interest payments. Perhaps the latest inevitable new wave of debt will pave the way for total ownership of its land and resources and return the peasants to a complete life of serfdom – with solar panels.
Natural disasters create destruction and pain, but also open doors to opportunity. The tsunami that destroyed the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan changed that country’s mind about relying on nuclear energy to create electricity. The devastation visited upon Puerto Rico and several other islands in the Caribbean this year has left their electrical grids in ruins. While that has created hardships for the residents, it has opened the door to discussing whether renewable energy companies like Tesla can
Source: Hurricanes Clear The Way For Tesla To Power Puerto Rico & The Caribbean | CleanTechnica
U-tube must be deputizing anybody to censor comments and videos, and now playlists.
Time for people to migrate to their own websites, or other youtube like sites, or just plain old torrent sharing free programs to pass around videos, like resilio sync.
I’m pretty sure Saudi Arabia and its sheiks are just a front for the Anglo American empire and its Governors (ie. uber rich). Hardly anyone notices that most of their numbers, particularly the “reserves”, never change, and are probably pure fiction.
Energy is a control mechanism for the world population. I’m not sure how solar power and batteries and electric vehicles will alter the future equation of control, but I’m sure our Governors will figure out a way to control the market.
It’s long been a mystery what the real-world situation is with Saudi Aramco’s oil reserves, as the state-owned firm has been reporting the same 261 billion barrels reserve figure for the last 30 years or — with no changes, despite pumping out large quantities of oil every year. Decline rates on the firm’s major fields have remained an unknown as well, as has the quality of the reserves.
Source: Saudi Aramco Oil Reserves Being Audited By Western Groups In Preparation For IPO | CleanTechnica