When people learn the author once
worked as an engineer at Chrysler, their interest peaks and questions are asked.
Similar to the author's once held view, it
seems most people think you must be quite smart to work in the Automobile
Industry. This is not the story the author tells; the industry thrives despite
the proliferation of "idiots" throughout its ranks.
The author offers up several "Common
Sense Principles," and then proceeds to illustrate many examples where "Idiots"
ignored or were ignorant of these principles resulting in increased costs to
the corporation and other havoc. "Common Sense" is shown to be uncommon.
Common questions about
automobiles are answered: Why can't I
find a good mechanic? Why it is not covered on my new car warranty? What happened
to the 100 mpg carburetor? Should I buy a hybrid vehicle?
How will future cars be powered?
Common popular beliefs are
dispelled: More education means you're smarter. The smartest people work for
the government. You have to be smart to get a patent. Hybrid vehicles always
get better gas mileage.
Chrysler research projects are exposed.
Can a rubber band power a car?
The lost member of the Oak Ridge
Boys is found!
About Evan Boberg
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Published February 5, 2004
by 1st Book Library.
Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Economics, Professional & Technical.