WorldCat Identities

Lutz, Robert A.

Overview
Works: 21 works in 54 publications in 4 languages and 2,531 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Interviewee
Classifications: HD9710.U52, 338.76292220973
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works by Robert A Lutz
Car guys vs. bean counters : the battle for the soul of American business by Robert A Lutz( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Bob Lutz got into the auto business in the early 1960s, CEOs knew that if you captured the public's imagination with innovative car design and top quality craftsmanship, the money would follow. THe "car guys" held sway, and GM dominated with bold, creative leadership and iconic brands like Cadillac, Buick, Pontiac, Oldsmobile, GMC, and Chevrolet. But then GM's leadership began to put its faith in numbers and spreadsheets. Determined to eliminate the "waste" and "personality worship" of the bygone creative leaders, and maximize profitability, management got too smart for its own good. With the bean counters firmly in charge, carmakers, and much of American industry, lost their single-minded focus on product excellence and their competitive advantage. Decline soon followed. In 2001, General Motors hired Lutz out of retirement with a mandate to save the company by making great cars again. As vice chairman, he launched a war against the penny-pinching number-crunchers who ran the company by the bottom line, and reinstated a focus on creativity, design, and cars and trucks that would satisfy GM customers. After emerging from bankruptcy in 2009, GM is finally back on track thanks in part to its embrace of Lutz's philosophy. Lutz's common-sense lessons, combined with a generous helping of fascinating anecdotes, will inspire readers in any industry
Guts : the seven laws of business that made Chrysler the world's hottest car company by Robert A Lutz( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and Chinese and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides Chrysler's Senior Manager Bob Lutz's philosophy behind his "seven laws" of business, explaining how that can be applied to making changes, transforming an operation, and creating a successful company
Car guys vs bean counters [the battle for the soul of American business] by Robert A Lutz( Recording )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2001, General Motors hired Bob Lutz out of retirement with a mandate to save the company by making great cars again. He launched a war against penny pinching, office politics, turf wars, and risk avoidance. After declaring bankruptcy during the recession of 2008, GM is back on track thanks to its embrace of Lutz's philosophy
Saving General Motors( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Not so long ago, General Motors was the largest corporation in the world and the reigning symbol of American industrial might. Today, it is a company in turmoil, forced to close plants and shed workers by the thousands. ... Phil LeBeau goes inside GM with unprecedented access and reports on the company's dramatic struggle to transform its tarnished image and sagging fortunes. CNBC also pulls back the curtain on GM's 2010 Camaro and the highly anticipated Chevy Volt."--Container
David Buick's marvelous motor car : the men and the automobile that launched General Motors by Lawrence R Gustin( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revenge of the electric car( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By 2006, thousands of new electric cars were purposely destroyed by the same car companies that built them. Today, less than 5 years later, the electric car is back with a vengeance. In Revenge of the electric car, director Chris Paine takes his film crew behind the closed doors of Nissan, GM, and the Silicon Valley start-up Tesla Motors to chronicle the story of the global resurgence of electric cars. Without using a single drop of foreign oil, this new generation of car is America's future: fast, furious, and cleaner than ever
Icons and idiots : straight talk on leadership by Robert A Lutz( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Most successful leaders are mentally and emotionally askew. There's a good side, which gets the job done. There's often also a downside that makes them hard to understand or difficult to work for. It's precisely that they are impatient, stubborn, opinionated, unsatisfied, and domineering that makes them successful.' When Bob Lutz retired from General Motors in 2010, after an unparalleled forty-seven-year career in the auto industry, he was one of the most respected leaders in American business. He had survived all kinds of managers over those decades: tough and timid, analytical and irrational, charismatic and antisocial, and some who seemed to shift frequently among all those traits. His experiences made him an expert on leadership, every bit as much as he was an expert on cars and trucks. Now Lutz is revealing the leaders'good, bad, and ugly'who made the strongest impression on him throughout his career. Icons and Idiots is a collection of shocking and often hilarious true stories and the lessons Lutz drew from them. From enduring the sadism of a Marine Corps drill instructor, to working with a washed-up alcoholic, to taking over the reins from a convicted felon, he reflects on the complexities of all-too-human leaders. No textbook or business school course can fully capture their idiosyncrasies, foibles and weaknesses ' which can make or break companies in the real world. Lutz shows that we can learn just as much from the most stubborn, stupid, and corrupt leaders as we can from the inspiring geniuses. He offers fascinating profiles of icons and idiots such as... Eberhard von Kuenheim. The famed CEO of BMW was an aristocrat-cum-street fighter who ruled with secrecy, fear, and deft maneuvering. Harold A. 'Red' Poling: A Ford CEO and the ultimate bean counter. If it couldn't be quantified, he didn't want to know about it. Lee Iacocca: The legendary Chrysler CEO appeared to be brillant and bold, but was often vulnerable and insecure behind the scenes. G. Richard 'Rick' Wagoner: The perfect peacetime CEO whose superior intelligence couldn't save GM from steep decline and a government bailout. As Lutz writes: We'll examine bosses who were profane, insensitive, totally politically incorrect, and who 'appropriated' insignificant items from hotels or the company. We'll visit the mind of a leader who did little but sit in his office. We'll look at another boss who could analyze a highly complex profit-and-loss statement or a balance sheet at a glance, yet who, at times, failed to grasp the simplest financial mechanisms'how things actually worked in practice to create the numbers in the real world. The result is a powerful and entertaining guide for any aspiring leader
Idole und Idioten Haarsträubende Erlebnisse auf der Chefetage by Bob Lutz( )

2 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

>>Man muss nicht verrückt sein, um hier zu arbeiten - aber es hilft.<< Wie wahr diese alte Büroweisheit ist, belegt Managerlegende Bob Lutz mit Geschichten aus einem Leben im Dienst führender Autokonzerne. Denn alle Topmanager haben laut Lutz einen Knacks: Sie verlangen viel, gerne auch das Unmögliche. Dampf lassen sie mit üblen Aktionen ab. In Führungsratgebern steht davon nichts. Mag sich der Irrsinn auch wandeln, so bleibt er immer unter uns. Bob Lutz zeigt, wie man mit ihm zurechtkommen, ja über ihn lachen kann
Declining standards at Michigan public universities : how changes in curricula and teaching affect academic achievement, career preparation, and K-12 education by Thomas Bertonneau( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"LiebesGlück" Der Weg die gefundene Liebe festzuhalten! by Robert A Lutz( )

1 edition published in 2010 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bin k'aunt'ŏsŭ : sutcha wa deit'ŏ ro kiŏp ŭl mangch'inŭn saramdŭl by Robert A Lutz( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Korean and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2001, General Motors hired Lutz out of retirement with a mandate to save the company by making great cars again. As vice chairman, he launched a war against the penny-pinching number-crunchers who ran the company by the bottom line, and reinstated a focus on creativity, design, and cars and trucks that would satisfy GM customers. After emerging from bankruptcy in 2009, GM is finally back on track thanks in part to its embrace of Lutz's philosophy. Lutz's common-sense lessons, combined with a generous helping of fascinating anecdotes, will inspire readers in any industry
An exploratory study of the influence of design on product image by Robert A Lutz( Book )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ji xiao zhi si : tong yong qi che de po chan qi shi by Robert A Lutz( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Chinese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The risk-return relationship in property-liability insurance stock prices : a comparison of financial models by Robert A Lutz( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Guts : 8 laws of business from one of the most innovative business leaders of our time by Robert A Lutz( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This is a maverick's primer on the business philosophy that revoltionized Chrysler and is now powering dramatic new product development at General Motors
Mr. Robert Lutz( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Vocabulary of common accounting terms with page reference to Management accounting (rev. ed., 1960) by Robert A Lutz( Book )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Re-engineering the corporation for the '90s : the 1994 Christopher Hinton Lecture by Robert A Lutz( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.22 (from 0.00 for Re-enginee ... to 1.00 for An explora ...)

Alternative Names
Lutz, Bob.

Lutz, Bob 1932-

Lutz, Robert A.

Лутц, Роберт А.

Languages
Covers
Guts : the seven laws of business that made Chrysler the world's hottest car companyCar guys vs bean counters [the battle for the soul of American business]Guts : 8 laws of business from one of the most innovative business leaders of our timeGuts : the seven laws of business that made Chrysler the world's hottest car company