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Excerpt from my book Own Your Destiny A Modern Guide to starting enterprise in 21st Century (Detroit is back Series)

Chapter 5 Automotive Excerpt Own Your Destiny (A Modern Guide to Starting Enterprise in the 21st Century)…

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Added by Toyz Nation on November 19, 2012 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Exclusive Interview with Kim Adam House Head of marketing Jeep (Detroit is back Series)

Jeep is an American icon, originally conceived in the early 1900's by Willys Overland, who displayed its ability to drive over steps. In 1941, Jeep was instrumental to the war effort with the original…

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Added by Toyz Nation on November 4, 2012 at 3:00pm — 7 Comments

Exclusive Interview with Ford Fusion Marketing Manager Samantha Hoyt (Detroit is back Series)

We have had a long history covering the Ford Motor Company. In fact, one of the proudest moments of my career was the…

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Added by Toyz Nation on November 4, 2012 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Exclusive Interview with Chris Paul CP3 (Detroit is back Series)

When challenges are placed before us, our true character is forged by how we respond and by our ability to influence others through the character we exhibit. A native of Lewisville, North Carolina (near Winston Salem), Chris Paul has faced challenges in his life. His grandfather, Nathaniel Jones was…

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Added by Toyz Nation on October 31, 2012 at 9:00pm — 6 Comments

Exclusive Interview with Ralph Gilles SRT CEO & Chrysler Global Design Chief (Detroit is back Series) pt 1.

 

Following the career of Global Design Director, Ralph Gilles has been an amazing voyage. In 2005, while Chrysler was merged with Daimler, I interviewed a then young designer on-the-rise about his work with the rear-wheel drive LX platform and his iconic design…

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Added by Toyz Nation on October 28, 2012 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

Exclusive Interview with GM President of North America Mark Reuss (Detroit is back Series)

Mark Reuss has had a huge challenge being at the helm as President of North America at General Motors. An engineer by trade, Mark has the monumental task of overseeing the legendary brands Billy Durant put together to form GM and bring them to resurgence in the main market that matters to the tax payers who…

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Added by Toyz Nation on October 28, 2012 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

Exclusive Interview with Ford CEO Alan Mulally (Detroit is back Series)

An affable CEO, who made his name with his superb leadership at airplane manufacturer, Boeing, Alan Mulally fundamentally changed the trajectory of Ford and saved the iconic brand in probably the most tumultuous stage in its history. By the time Alan Mulally…

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Added by Toyz Nation on October 25, 2012 at 12:00pm — 5 Comments

Exclusive Interview with Fisker Automotive Founder Henry Fisker

As Fisker came up for his DOE loan under the department of Energy Advanced Technology vehicle manufacturing loan program created in 2008 with a fund of $25 billion…

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Added by Toyz Nation on October 22, 2012 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

From wiz kid who developed Jazz Jackrabbit to Design Director and the steward of the Unreal Engine platform. Cliff Bleszinski or CliffyB as he is affectionately known has been the brains behind what …

From wiz kid who developed Jazz Jackrabbit to Design Director and the steward of the Unreal Engine platform. Cliff Bleszinski or…

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Added by Toyz Nation on September 3, 2012 at 4:48pm — 1 Comment

Inside U2 3D with Director Catherine Owens

 

Having helmed the director’s camera on U2 tours, ZooTV, PopMart, Elevation, and Vertigo, Catherine Owens was the perfect choice for a landmark undertaking, a concert movie shot in 3D. The top-grossing concert performers, U2, have always given fans a massive experience with their shows. Having not toured…

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Added by Toyz Nation on September 2, 2012 at 8:14pm — 2 Comments

GM VP GLOBAL DESIGN ED WELBURN (Detroit is Back Series)





To re-enter the stock market with the largest IPO ever is a feat, due in no small part to the quality of products GM has under its…

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Added by Toyz Nation on September 2, 2012 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Toyznation Toyz Guide 2012

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Added by Toyz Nation on January 9, 2012 at 4:05am — 1 Comment

Toyznation Toyz Guide 2012

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Added by Toyz Nation on January 9, 2012 at 4:03am — 2 Comments

Toyznation.com Winter 2012 100 Must Have Items

From The Mercedes Benz SLK 350 to the McIntosh SOHO I Collection, the quest to posses the finer things drives our ambition to succeed. For a decade we at Owners Illustrated Magazine have been chronicling the exploits of the world's…

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Added by Toyz Nation on December 24, 2011 at 2:57am — 1 Comment

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Branson brings Virgin brand to US rail

Brightline, which runs services in Florida, will rename itself Virgin Trains USA

German and US banks drawn into Danske probe

US prosecutors seek information from correspondent banks that moved money for Danske

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Boring Company breaks through to the end of its first test tunnel

We're about a month away from the planned opening of The Boring Company's Test Tunnel in LA, and it appears progress is moving along. Elon Musk tweeted this brief video of a digging machine breaking through. Although he wasn't specific about the loca...

Spotify's holiday discount on Premium works for lapsed users too

Spotify is offering a couple of holiday deals and they're not limited to new users like these sorts of discounts typically are. First time Spotify Premium users in the US can get three months for $0.99 as long as they haven't used a 30-day trial befo...

Verizon to introduce next-generation RCS texting in 2019

RCS support has been slow to roll out, but another major US carrier will soon jump on board. Verizon announced at an event that the company would support the messaging system in "early 2019," joining Sprint, US Cellular and the limited support curren...

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