'Car Guy' Takes On 'Bean Counters'

Once upon a time, Bob Lutz was the vice chairman of General Motors. He considers himself a “car guy.” In a new book, Lutz criticizes the automaker’s movement toward people he calls “bean counters,” which generally were incredibly business savvy, but cared little about the actual product they were creating.

Once upon a time, Bob Lutz was the vice chairman of General Motors. He considers himself a “car guy.” In a new book, Lutz criticizes the automaker’s movement toward people he calls “bean counters,” which generally were incredibly business savvy, but cared little about the actual product they were creating. Because of that, the Big Three lost its way for 20 to 25 years, and they're still suffering from the fallout. Fortunately, they’re finally moving past that.

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