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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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Inside the exit of BofA’s investment bank chief

Tensions have grown as company has demanded a more conservative approach

Eventbrite soars on market debut after $230m IPO

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Bullish oil outlook upends hedging universe

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Spotify taps DJ Semtex for hip-hop culture podcast

Following in the footsteps of Zane Lowe and Ryan Newman, hip-hop aficionado DJ Semtex is the latest BBC Radio veteran to jump ship to a music streaming service. He'll be handling co-presenting duties alongside RCA's Parris O'Loughlin-Hoste on season...

Audible comes to the Apple Watch

Apple's latest Watch Series 4 has enough power to free you from your phone, but apart from music, there aren't a ton of entertainment options. Now, Audible's audiobook app has come to the watchOS 5, letting you listen to books directly from your wris...

The Morning After: Amazon's Alexa-powered microwave, iOS 12 reviewed

The Alexa-powered Amazon microwave you didn't ask for is here. The company's big hardware splurge encompasses your car, your kitchen and even your walls. There's upgraded Echo devices, too, if that's what you were looking for. Meanwhile, Apple's iOS...

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