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Subject: Re: GM Announces that Bailout Failed Date: 1/31/2013 9:22 PM
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Earnings help the stock price.

Long-term thinking helps only if the short-term cash-flow allows a
long-term existence.

Innovation only helps if there is a supply cost benefit or a demand
price driver generated through the innovation.

Market research only helps if there is intelligence driving the
planning and implementation.

Now, what change was made at GM?
If the company had gone through bankruptcy proceedings, there would
have been a top to bottom reorganization where stakeholders would
have negotiated changes. Government bailout did not involve the
same groups in the restructuring.
Bondholders and suppliers of credit tend to add a different perspective
and a degree of intelligence. They also provide a larger
universe to provide thinking, innovation and research beyond simple
market research.

GM is not out of the woods - but no one is. They have potential
and are improving. Buicks are still big in China. GM in
Europe is hurting - all Europe is hurting other than Germany.
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