I went to see Malcolm Gladwell speak last night – what an amazing mind! I especially love his book, David and Goliath. Like his other books, it made me question the way I look at the world, challenging the assumptions, precepts and beliefs that I don’t even see. For me, the central theme of David and Goliath is about playing to one’s strengths. … Read more >
By Michael Wayland – MLive
With a slight increase in sales last month, Ford Motor Co. today reported its best full-year U.S. sales since 2006.
The Dearborn-based automaker announced vehicle sales last month were up 2 percent to 218,058 and trucks sold – taking the company to nearly 2.5 million vehicles domestically sold in 2013, an 11 percent increase from 2012.… Read more >
By Chad Halcom
Making Woodward Avenue cool — presumably more than it is already to muscle car fans and pub-crawling millennials — could revitalize Pontiac, diversify the economy into the technology sector and even reverse brain drain, a committee of the Oakland County Business Roundtable has determined.
The “Coolest Corridor” initiative, proposed by the roundtable’s Economic Development Committee at the annual roundtable meeting today at the Troy Marriott, calls for convening a task force to determine how to support business growth trends and attract and retain tech companies.… Read more >