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Do you all know who Brian Deese is?

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This is the guy who is responsible for what has just happened with Chrysler and GM for the Obama Administration.
  • He graduated in 2000 with a BA in Poli Sci
  • He has no formal education in economics
  • He has no MBA
  • He has however had SOME law school

Just so we are clear here. The guy with the least amount of experience that hasn't received an advanced degree yet, doesn't have any formal training on economics, never worked in the private sector or manufacturing much less the auto industry, is the one who is responsible for the Obamanomics of Government Takeover of GM and Chryselr.

This is the face of the Obama administration?

Who's John Galt.

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Brian Deese - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This is the guy who is responsible for what has just happened with Chrysler and GM for the Obama Administration.
  • He graduated in 2000 with a BA in Poli Sci
  • He has no formal education in economics
  • He has no MBA
  • He has however had SOME law school

Just so we are clear here. The guy with the least amount of experience that hasn't received an advanced degree yet, doesn't have any formal training on economics, never worked in the private sector or manufacturing much less the auto industry, is the one who is responsible for the Obamanomics of Government Takeover of GM and Chryselr.

This is the face of the Obama administration?
At first glance, this just looks idiotic. However, should the whole thing fail, Obama can blame his inexperienced assistant.

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In a land where a nobody became President, they give a job to re-build the single most important industry we have in this land to another nobody.


Makes sense to me!

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In a land where a nobody became President, they give a job to re-build the single most important industry we have in this land to another nobody.


Makes sense to me!
I don't so much have a problem with a nobody. But at least someone who has maybe had an internship with a business would be nice.

I know recent college graduates from Georgia Tech that are more qualified than this guy and they would be considered inept!

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So, you bitch when Obama brings in an "insider" and you bitch when Obama brings in a "contributor" and you bitch when Obama brings in a "Clinton retread".

And now you bitch at a point person for you have no idea how they think. Just a brief glance at their CV.

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While far more prominent members of the administration are making the big decisions about Detroit, it is Mr. Deese who is often narrowing their options.

A month ago, when the administration was divided over whether to support Fiat’s bid to take over much of Chrysler, it was Mr. Deese who spoke out strongly against simply letting the company go into liquidation, according to several people who were present for the debate.

Brian grasps both the economics and the politics about as quickly as I’ve seen anyone do this,” said Lawrence H. Summers, the head of the National Economic Council who is not known for being patient whenever he believes an analysis is sub-par — or disagrees with his own. “And there he was in the Roosevelt Room, speaking up vigorously to make the point that the costs we were going to incur giving Fiat a chance were no greater than some of the hidden costs of liquidation.”

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Should you ever become a project manager for massive projects, you will understand that concept.

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Should you ever become a project manager for massive projects, you will understand that concept.

Project Managers are not just appointed in the real world without any formal training or experience. On the development side they would have years experience in aquisitions/finance/contract negotiations/pre-planning/etc before ever being promoted to project manager.

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Geez, Bear! I thought you just called TNT a bitch. Sentence structure!

I hope this guy has balls of steel. Mandates from upper mgt. will be the only way out of the well. If anyone wanders from the path, bye bye! EVERYONE can be replaced in that industry.

First thing I would do is to start voiding contracts with Union represented companies and send stuff out for competitive re-bid. Start moving tooling around. Reduce all wages, benefits, and pensions to competitive levels with non-union shops in the US. Hit that low hanging fruit that put you in the sorry position you find yourself in.
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Project Managers are not just appointed in the real world without any formal training or experience. On the development side they would have years experience in aquisitions/finance/contract negotiations/pre-planning/etc before ever being promoted to project manager.
Really now. I work in the real world with companies from IBM to CNN to Square D to the Federal Government to state Governments to Humana Corp to Ashland to Marriott to BBC and I know that there are a shitbox full of 31 year old Project Managers out there. Some are dumb as posts and some are greased lightening.

I managed my first project for the Air Force when I was 27. That was not particularly unusual.

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It would seem that way too much emphasis is put into a college education, anyway. Where a friend of mine works, they marched in an endless stream of so called 'managers' promoted up from the 'college educated' ranks only to see one after another make a bigger mess than their predecessor. FINALLY, one of the upper management decided to try a man who had 12 years experience IN the warehouse but no formal education and guess WHAT? In 6 months, he'd straightened up the mess and returned the warehouse to functionality. Maybe a few floor supervisors who got their hands dirty might know what GM really needs to save itself. When will we learn that 2 year's EXPERIENCE is worth MORE than a 4 year degree?

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