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@Ford Is it part of Ford's mission statement to allow dealers at Tom Boland Ford to post trans-phobic content on public social media, while representing Ford? #TransRightsAreHumanRights #transphobia https://t.co/HBESMxq6JJ
Eating at the Ford restaurant, their mission statement is to increase brand loyalty lmao
@Ford our mission statement is the same as yours. Would you consider donating a little car for our #silverappeal to raffle off. Merry xmas X
@lexy_piccoli3 @AlexaKaye3 @Tesla @Ford @sundeep @elonmusk I agree but the sight of the Ford F150 being dragged by this type of vehicle may make it be perceived as a weak truck which goes against the Ford mission statement. #UAkronMarketing
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The Spirit of Henry Ford is Alive in the Ford Mission Statement #ford #management https://t.co/WGqx8sASP9
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@Ford You failed on the "deliver great products" part of your mission statement. #BackToTheDrawingBoard #Ford #NoGood #TryAgain
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@AlexaKaye3 @Tesla @Ford @sundeep @elonmusk A2) This live comparative can negatively or positively affect both brands. Positively by raising brand awareness. I didn't know @Tesla launched a truck. Negatively by pointing out weaknesses of a brand. the F-150 was no match for the Cybertruck in this clip. #UAkronMarketing
True affluence is created by creating it for others, in the process you create it for oneself. For example, you develop a product that will help people do x. By helping them you are then helping yourself succeed. The key is ,enduring, wealth. Since I was a child, I dreamed of creating a luxury brand. At 23 years old, I created and made this collection, below, it sold to every Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and Bergforf Goodman: Whether you are 25, 30, 40 years old, it’s all the same. It’s when you have ,clarity, you will be ready. I hate putting an age on being successful. That being said: You need to have a business plan. You must surround yourself with the right people. You must understand what “success” and “wealth” entails. Business Plan A business plan can seem very overwhelming at first, but if you break it down to its’ simplest pieces it's not as bad as it seems. A business plan is a living breathing document. It's always changing as you move along in your path. Why is it important? Because it brings your idea to life. It gives words to your thoughts and dreams. It shows investors, bankers, partners, family members and anyone you wish to involve you have razor-like focus. We are visual creatures, when it's on paper, people can see your plan becoming a reality. Since this isn't a question about business plans, I will touch upon this just a little bit. Three most important parts: Executive Summary, Mission Statement, Vision Statements. Many people will try to take you down a path that may deviate from your vision. You will always be able to look at your mission and vision statements and use it as a litmus test. Is doing ,x, a part of my mission statement? Will it take me to my vision statements? Executive Summary, - even though the Executive Summary is the first part of your plan, it is actually written last, after you have completed your business plan. This is a summary of the business plan you created. Mission Statement, - this is your ,raison d’etre ,or your reason to exist. For my own brand, twenty some years ago I wrote, “We are a luxury goods brand everyone involved is proud to be a part of.” This included the factories, the retailers, the customers and the employees. Vision Statements, - these state where you are going (these are not mine, only examples): We compete head-to-head with the world’s luxury good brands We are sold on the global marketplace We make the finest widgets in the world We are the top ten widget maker in the world Tom Ford once said during an interview that he wanted his brand to be one of the top five luxury brands in the world. That's a vision statement. It's something that is being strived to get to or become. You can find any example of business plans on the internet. It should include the Executive Summary, Mission and Vision Statements, SWOT analysis, your product offering, management team, the overall marketplace and where you see an opportunity, marketing plan, distribution channels and of course the financials. At the end of the plan you can put pictures, press, etc. You have now brought your dream to life! As you move along your path, you can tweak the financials, add or subtract items, etc. Who You Surround Yourself With If you don't read anytbing else, please read carefully. There's a reason why sayings such as “birds of a feather flock together” have existed for a long time. Whoever you surround yourself with, executives, consultants, board members, money people, lawyers and accountants - it will dictate your success. What may seem on a resume as impressive may not always equal a good match. And remember, you are going to bed with someone who has their own experiences, their own issues and the people they surround themselves with as well. If you need a trademark filed, use a trademark attorney not your neighbor, a divorce attorney. The hardest part is finding the right “consultants”. A teacher at a big business school may seem very impressive, but may not be of help if there is no real world experience. Someone who has been selling his whole life may not make a good head of sales. Make sure you surround yourself with people that can inspire you, assist you and make you want to better yourself and pursue excellence. On the flipside, if you are selling widgets and the dream is to go public, surround yourself with people that have already went down that path. The more you can close the learning curve, the better. Investors will want to see who is going to help you succeed, who you have to help you fill in your weak spots. “Success” and “Wealth” Success is very jealous, the moment you ignore her, she will leave to find someone who will give her attention. Complacent? That too. I know many entrepreneurs who are moving and shaking and yet don't feel “successful”, when in fact they are very successful. When you’re in the thick of things, it’s not easy. Even when you get to the top, you have to fight to stay there. “Wealth”, what does that mean? To one person it can be $100,000, to another it may be $1MM or $100MM. It's all relative. Success may be jealous, but wealth needs to be respected. Money is an energy and like any other energy on earth, if your don't respect it and harness that energy, it can destroy. Look at many successful people that squandered their wealth. The lottery winner who won millions only to be broke after a few years. Again, on the flipside, take what you make and re-invest wisely and watch your wealth grow. Get a good money manager (again surrounding yourself with the right people). Notbing happens overnight, it happens slowly, with hard work and long hours. If this is an arena in which you thrive on, it can be very fulfilling and the rewards great. Just be smart.
Three times. Once as a child, once as a teenager and once as an adult. I was probably 8 years old. I was playing outside while my Dad was repairing a tractor nearby. He was frustrated, having a bad day. The sun was setting and he needed to have the tractor fixed before morning. He was probably tired. He couldn’t find some tool and he was convinced that I took it. This was out of character. It’s the only bad memory I have of him. He is truly the best man I know. But that night he yelled at me and said, “Just go away, you are no son of mine, I will not have a son who lies to me.” My mother was in the house, but I went to seek solace from my favorite baby sitter, the forest. My earliest memories are of being alone in the forest behind our house. Yes, my parents were a bit unconventional, but wonderful people. I thank God for them every day. These experiences made me who I am. I came back home hours after dark to find my parents praying for me at the dining room table. They were glad to see me. Dad never mentioned his outburst and neither did I. To this day, Mom has no idea why I was in the woods that night. No matter what happens in my life, I always know my parents are praying for me. My Dad is in a nursing home with end stage dementia. He can’t walk or feed himself. On a good day he might say a 6 word phrase, but I know he is praying for me in his spirit. I read the journal he wrote for me when I was a teenager. It is full of Bible verses and his thoughts and prayers for me. Those prayers are eternal. The 2nd time was when I was 16 years old. My parents took me to a wrestling tournament. It was the biggest tournament I had ever won, the AAU Mid-Atlantic Regional, which included several states. Wrestling was a big deal for me. My Dad was a state champion and the best coach I have ever known. Wrestling was the biggest sport at my school, Bald Eagle Area High School. I remember a home meet against a county rival, Philipsburg-Osceola, in which the gym was standing room only. The cafeteria and the auditorium were both filled with people watching us on video feed. But I wrestled for my family, more than my friends and fans. If you win semifinals in a big tournament you usually have a couple hours break before the finals while all the losers are wrestling in the consolation rounds. It was a warm spring day before the bugs were out. The first flowers were popping up and the birds were happy and so was I as I walked out to the football stadium at Shippensburg University and took a nap in the sun. I came back to the gym, warmed up and won the biggest match of my career. I noticed my parents seemed totally unimpressed, but they said nothing until the ride home. My Mom asked me where I went in the afternoon. I then realized that I had not told them where I was going. They didn’t believe me when I said I took a nap. That’s when I found out that some teenage wrestlers from that tournament had been arrested for underage drinking and fighting in a bar while I was napping in the empty football stadium. I was unable to supply an alibi as I was napping alone. And then my mom asked me where did I get money for alcohol. I had no idea what she was talking about or why they didn’t believe me. I never lied to them before. Then my mom told me that someone stole money from her that day. There was money missing from her purse. She seemed convinced that I stole money from her and went drinking. That would have been completely out of character for me. I didn’t even go to movies or school dances, because I believed everything I heard at our old time Church. I played the piano, sang in the choir and visited old people in nursing homes. It was a quiet ride home. As usual we didn’t stop for dinner. My first memory of a restaurant was still a year in the future. I went straight to bed. Breakfast was quiet, but we read the Bible and prayed as usual. My Dad was a teacher at the high school, so I always rode to school with him in his old red Ford truck. It was a quiet ride. I felt like there was nothing to say because I had told the truth and it was rejected. I felt guilty and embarrassed despite my innocence. About 10:00 that morning I was sitting in history class when my mom knocked on the door. My first thought was that something was really wrong. Then I walked out into the hall and I could tell she had been crying. Very unusual. It’s the only time I ever saw my mom cry. She was in tears asking for my forgiveness. She found the money right where she left it after I left for school that morning. She broke the law and prayed with me right there in plain sight in the hallway of an American public school. Now I do the same thing with my kids who are in High School. They smile and laugh as I pray loudly, praising God and asking his blessing for every student. My mother’s prayers have pulled me through some dark days in my life and I hope to pass the same legacy to my children. The 3rd time was at age 38. I was assistant professor and director of ethics at a medical school (The West Virginia School Of Osteopathic Medicine), and chairman of the ethics committee at a local hospital. I wanted to set the tone with a guest lecturer at the beginning of the year. I did some thinking and reading about my purpose within the mission of the school. The school’s published mission statement was “to prepare primary care physicians for rural West Virginia.” I grew up in rural Appalachia, so I knew the culture, but I looked for data. Medical ethics is all about helping patients make decisions in their best interest, consistent with their own view of the world. So the question I wanted to answer for the students is how do their rural Appalachian patients view the world? A large portion of medical ethics curriculum deals with issues surrounding death and dying. I hoped to have a guest lecturer of standing who could launch the course in the right direction. I found a professor at West Virginia University who is a national expert in death and dying, particularly in regard to “advance directives.” He has done more than any other person to improve state laws in multiple states for patients who want to control their treatment decisions when they die. He is also an expert on Appalachian culture. He asked me what the students needed from him. When I read the school’s mission statement, he knew exactly what was needed. “Your students need to know how to deal with peoples of various philosophies and faiths. But if they are going to practice in rural areas of this state, about 98% of their patients will be fundamentalist Christians. They need to know what these people believe about death and dying.” I was raised in the traditional American version of fundamentalist Christianity and learned to despise its legalistic and rigid traditional narrow views. But I had to agree that our students need to understand their fundamentalist patients. So we set a date and started the usual preparations including a syllabus and test questions. Before dawn of the morning of the lecture I walked across every row of empty seats, pausing to lay hands on each chair to pray for each student. “Lord bless this student with wisdom and understanding that she may become a healer of mind, body and spirit.” Or “God, grant a special portion of healing power to this student so that he can be the physician you want him to be.” The classroom was filled that day, an indication that the students actually wanted to hear this lecture. After a brief general description of the management of dying patients, the visiting professor briefly compared different philosophies and religions. Then he reviewed the school’s mission statement and launched into the details of rural Appalachian Biblical Fundamentalism. “These people believe that man was created by God to know him and enjoy him forever. But the first man rebelled and passed on his sinful nature to every person. But God had a plan to send his only son to pay the debt of sin with his own life. He then defeated death and promised that anyone who trusts him will live forever. Of course people must die, but they die believing that they will rise again just like Jesus did.” I was a bit surprised that the end of his lecture sounded a bit like a sermon. I looked around expecting to see students scowling and rolling their eyes. There was none of that. They all looked like they were watching an interesting movie. When he asked if there were any questions, the entire lecture hall was filled with a standing ovation! The next day the Dean called me into his office. He was hot! “This is a state funded school, you can’t preach religion here! We could be sued! They could shut the place down! It’s okay to talk about all religions and philosophy, but you can’t talk about Christianity like that! What were you thinking? You know better! I should just fire you right now!” I tried to explain that all religions were included in the lecture but that the mission statement of the school suggested we needed to focus on Appalachian culture which is predominantly Christian. His face looked like a wood stove in January. I expected smoke to come out his ears. ”If you know what’s good for you, you will cease and desist. Don’t let this happen again!” ”Don’t let what happen? Did someone complain?” ”No! But they could! And we wouldn’t have a leg to stand on!” He is retired now. My wife saw him recently in the grocery store and almost did not recognize him. He is a worn out, grumpy and frail and depressed old man. I accomplished tenure approval the following year and then quit within 6 months. I simply did not want to be a part of an institution that sucked the spiritual life out of me. It felt so dry and cold there working with people who have no hope. Hope is the most important thing we can give patients. Medications or surgery without hope are completely useless. Hope is the foundation of all medical care. While there is life there is hope. There is a huge difference in the view of death between patients who believe in some sort of existence after death of the body vs those who view death as the Universe’s fulfillment of the 2nd law of thermodynamics. If death is not the end, then it is the ultimate healing. Every health problem of the body disappears in death. Death can be met with gratitude.
“You can have any engine you want as long if it a small block ford turbo”- Henry Ford A lot of people don’t know he said that but its true.
I'm not sure Ford has a “mission staememt” beyond the goal of making competitive vehicles and keeping profits to an acceptable level. Of course they once used the slogan “Quality is job one” but that was simply something the marketing department cooked up, and judging by the cars of the era that was used, borderline false advertising! (Just joking of course, they may still use that today, and their cars are much better than the stretch from late 70’s to early 2k’s)
Question: Is this unusual for a Coca-Cola Bottling Co. mission statement: "Our overarching purpose: To Honor God in All We Do.”? Listed in job description for a management position at Coca-Cola:,Mission: ,At Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, our commitment to serve others, pursue excellence and grow profitably links directly to our overarching purpose: “To Honor God in All We Do”,Is this odd? Are the non-religious excluded? Answer: ,Yes, that is weird. But private companies can put whatever they want. Henry Ford used to reward his employees more for being good Christians. Now I kinda understand why Warren Buffett once joked that Coke is “the Drink of the Gods” (he’s an atheist).
That is like saying, why don't more Americans build 30 room mansions, aren't they just big houses? Besides the fact that they can't afford to, they don't need one. Only one-half of 1% of Americans can afford the $3 million cost of a 30 room house, and even far fewer can begin to justify why. Likewise, at a cost of $13 Billion for a Gerald Ford class carrier, only a dozen countries could afford one, and half of those countries do not need one because their naval air force is too small to fill it, and they are already protected by being an ally of the USA. The purpose of a carrier is to project power at a great distance. Nearly all countries have as their military mission statement, to defend their homeland from domestic attack, accordingly no other country needs what a carrier offers. It is far more effective to have tanks and helicopters stationed near your borders. The USA is one of only a few countries in the world whose possessions were spread halfway across an ocean and was attacked. It was one of a few countries wealthy enough to defend its allies in two world wars. It is the only country to have been attacked by an orchestrated multi-assult by a world terrorist organozation that is sipported by non-enemy nations. Thetefore, it is unique in both "needing" to project power, and having devided to bear the cost of protecting its neighbors and military and strategic allies.
I find it funny when everyone talks about beating Tesla. Right now there are lots of auto manufacturers and there’s room for everyone, the same will be the case with EV’s. Tesla can’t possibly build enough cars for everyone or enough models to suit everybody’s needs. However, Tesla’s original mission statement was to accelerate the transition towards EV’s. Judged on that Tesla have already won.
Currently the short answer is ,No,. But let’s backtrack a bit here. Remember Tesla Motor’s original mission statement? “,to accelerate the world's transition to sustainable energy,” So when you have legacy automakers such as Ford, Toyota, Mercedes, etc putting more effort into electrification then that only moves Tesla closer to its ultimate goal. As far as Tesla losing its edge in the EV market that doesn’t look like it will happen in a long time due to one teeny tiny thing (among others). I will explain in simplicity. . . You know those vital things that power EVs? Where will legacy auto get their supply from once they get into EV mass production? We are dealing with old school mass ICE makers (Internal Combustion Engine). ,They simply don’t do batteries. ,They don’t design them and they don’t make them. If they haven’t started the R&D by now then they’re toast. All those big car factories, all that capacity. No batteries? This is unless they buy from a third party. *cough* Tesla *cough* This is also assuming they’ve figured out how to even make an actual, viable EV product, *looking at you BMW, Mercedes, GM, Ford, Toyota, Nissan, Honda, everyone else etc**hybrids don’t count* Tesla rolled out its Model S in 2012. Their Roadsters were available since 2009. ,Ten years ago., No other company has introduced anything similar within specs and price range. Meanwhile in the wild wild West . . . . Tesla ,is, the battery market. Its only battery factory produces 60% of the world’s lithium-ion batteries at 30% of its current capacity. Future Gigafactories loom in the horizon. ,Hello Shanghai. Hello Europe. And what have old-school legacy automakers done about this so far? Go Tesla. Go EV. Screw petro.
Way too easy: Avon,, The Avon Values B elief, ,is the cornerstone of empowering Associates to assume responsibilities and be the very best they can be. Believe in someone — and show it — and that person will move mountains to prove you’re right. I ntegrity should be the hallmark of every Avon Associate. In setting and observing the highest ethical standards and doing the right thing, we fulfill a duty of care, not only to our Representatives and customers in the communities we serve, but to our colleagues and ourselves. R espect helps us to value differences, to appreciate each person for her or his unique qualities. Through respect, we help bring out the full potential of each person. T rust means we want to live and work in an environment where communications are open — where people feel free to take risks, to share their points of view and to speak the truth as they see it. Trust people to do the right thing — and help them to understand your underlying reasoning and philosophy — and they won’t disappoint. H umility simply means we’re not always right — we don’t have all the answers — and we know it. We’re no less human than the people who work for us, and we’re not afraid to ask for help. ______________________________________________________________________- McDonalds ( “,Our worldwide operations are aligned around a global strategy called the Plan to Win, which center on an exceptional customer experience – People, Products, Place, Price and Promotion. We are committed to continuously improving our operations and enhancing our customers’ experience,”. ______________________________________________________________________ Barnes & Noble Our mission is to operate the best specialty retail business in America, regardless of the product we sell." "To say that our mission exists independent of the product we sell is to demean the importance and the distinction of being booksellers." ______________________________________________________________________ Guess: "It is our mission to continue to authoritatively provide access to diverse services to stay relevant in tomorrow's world." Spoiler: created by the ,Mission Statement Generator, which recombines nouns, verbs, and adjectives into prototypical mission statements that are delightfully replete with meaningless corporate-speak.
Attitude. That is the difference between the car companies. An automobile is steel, plastic, composites, aluminum, glass, rubber. Every car manufacturer in the world has one or more of it’s competitors cars in-house, to test drive it, to run longevity tests on it, to dissect it, to reverse engineer it, to MAKE IT BETTER if they choose. But, a car company is just a team. A winning team has a visionary leader. For Toyota that is Akio Toyoda, 3rd generation of the family which founded Toyota. Started in the family business in 1984. For GM that is Mary Barra, 2nd generation employee of GM. Started in the business in 1985. Toyoda hobbies: “An avid auto racing fan and driver himself, Toyoda has promoted sports models like the ,Lexus IS-F, and ,Lexus LF-A, at auto races. He has participated as a driver at events like the 2009 ,24 Hours Nürburgring, race employing the ,pseudonym, Morizo Kinoshita. In 2009, he reached the 87th position overall and the fourth position in his class with his LF-A Prototype No. 14.) In 2012, he was named Autocar's Man of the Year. (Wikipedia) Barra hobbies: “Staying loyal to her company, the CEO listed ’67-’69 convertible Camaros and Firebirds as her favorite cars. she does mention that she enjoys routine chores like grocery shopping because they give her some time to be by herself. Mary T. Barra has a lighthearted side as well: to keep her spirits up, she keeps several model cars and a bobblehead on her desk at General Motors. Who is the bobblehead of? None other than Albert Einstein!.” She likes to go to dinner with friends. Toyoda Mission Statement: “As global citizens, I believe it’s up to all of us, especially a corporation like Toyota, to do our parts to help make the world a better place. We have a set of values at Toyota, passed down to us to [from] my grandfather, that we refer to as the “Toyota Way.” Values that include integrity, humility and respect for others. And for us, the Toyota Way is more than just words. It’s a guiding light, a reflection of who we are as a company, and how we believe it’s our duty to shine the light everywhere we can. “ “One thing that unites people, no matter where you live, is Olympics, which is why we (Toyota) decided to become the worldwide sponsor of the Olympics, Paralympics, and Special Olympics. Because in a time when so much seemed to divide us it’s good to remember how much actually unite us.” https://www.economicclub.org/sites/default/files/transcripts/Akio_Toyoda_Edited_Transcript_0.pdf “Five months after announcing that they would reward some American city with a $1.6 billion car plant and 4,000 jobs, Toyota Motor and Mazda Motor said on Wednesday that they had a winner: Huntsville, Ala.” Barra Mission Statement: General Motors isn’t so much an automobile manufacturer any more; it’s a tech company. At least, that’s how CEO Mary Barra wants the public to see it by the time she reaches retirement…try and become first to market with a ,fully-autonomous car,. (FAC) The FAC production car won’t be equipped with a steering wheel or brake/accelerator pedals, using its self-driving hardware and software to drive itself around the clock. On the day CEO Mary Barra outlined the largest round of job cuts and plant shutdowns in nearly a decade last week..The most recent actions included plans to cut 15 percent of its 54,000 North American salaried jobs, including a quarter of its global executives, and to ,end production at five North American plants, in 2019, when it will discontinue the Chevrolet Cruze and five other cars. GM said it also would close two unidentified plants elsewhere in the world by the end of next year. Discussion: Mr. Toyoda’s mission statement is the Epitome of Noblesse Oblige - the inferred responsibility of privileged people to act with generosity and nobility toward those less privileged and to fulfill social responsibilities. They don’t teach Noblesse Oblige at the B schools like Stanford where Ms. Barra graduated (1990), on a free ride from GM. In fact during that period the B schools, Wall Street and Big (US) business were all abuzz about Gordon Geckko’s mantra “Greed is Good” from the 1987 movie “Wall Street.” “Greed is Good” is about as far apart on the social responsibility spectrum from Noblesse Oblige as you can go without engaging in illegal activities. And I seem to remember Gordon selected a patsy, a fall guy, to go to jail for him when his actions crossed that line. I am not quite sure what the mission statement of GM is now: “I’m tired of building cars people can self-drive. Lets build something else, like robot slug people movers to allow GM to control everything and collect money from them every time they use them?” (Greed is Good?) And so I defer to the tens of thousands of ex-GM employees now pink slip unemployed to relate to you how the mission statement of the GM front office has benefited them and their families. What are auto workers, chopped liver to the new GM? The fallout. If you are a GM employee whose head is on the chopping block daily, how motivated are you to give that 110% to building a quality car as you go to work on what might be your last employed day? Every Toyota employee has both the right and the responsibility to stop the assembly line if they see any impediment to Toyota’s goal of 100% perfection. The Customer. GM currently has 6 Class Action Lawsuits against GM by owners in process on their HALO car, the C7 Chevrolet Corvette; on engineering defects (transmissions and drivetrains shaking themselves to death, cars overheating and shutting down when used as the race cars they are advertised to be, and quality control issues (wheel rims that are bent just from driving on the street) in which they refuse to honor their warranties and to correct the problems for the customer. It has one Class Action Lawsuit on the older generation C6 Z06 Corvette. In the courts for five years now; the latest motion by GM filed this December was to stall the proceedings even longer. By comparison: Porsche (a competitor of the GM Corvette) had two Class Action Lawsuits on their halo car the 911 in the past few years. One, an expensive suit from motor failure, they settled BOTH suits in favor of the customers: with reimbursement paid for repairs, additional warranties for the afflicted cars and even towing charges reimbursed. Porsche also expedited and settled BOTH lawsuits within 2 years of them being filed! Your Money: So, who do you want to buy a car from? A company run by a car guy, loves cars, races cars professionally, builds cars the way he likes to race them - to last; AND has the wisdom, foresight and generosity (Noblesse Oblige) to give back to the world by sponsoring the Olympics. Or would you prefer to buy a car from a company who will fight your heirs tooth and nail over your dead body to avoid fixing a mistake oops, MANY mistakes, that they have made in their car production? If GM won’t own up now to their responsibility to fix a faulty manufactured part or a bad transmission; GOD help us when their robot people mover slugs start crashing and people die! The blue screen of death from a software malfunction will become literal. GM Seeks to Avoid Takata Recalls for Fourth Straight Year (June 2019) General Motors is trying to avoid recalling potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators in thousands of full-size pickup trucks and SUVs for the fourth straight year, leaving owners to wonder if vehicles are safe to drive. https://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2019-06-19/gm-seeks-to-avoid-takata-recalls-for-fourth-straight-year This executive’s tenure might be known one day as the reign of Bloody Mary. It’s all about attitude. And more than one company’s attitude leaves alot to be desired. So yes, Virginia, there are MAJOR differences between the quality and reputation of each car company. Buy wisely.