Alfred P. Sloan Jr.

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Alfred P. Sloan Jr.

An American businessman (1875-1966) who was president and chairman of the board for General Motors. He began his career as president of Hyatt Roller Bearing, which made ball bearings. In 1916, this company merged with United Motors Company, which became part of GM two years later. Sloan remained at GM for the rest of his career and became president in 1937. Sloan is believed to have been the first to change designs of car models from year to year. This concept became known as planned obsolescence. He was also a noted philanthropist; however, he was accused of assisting Nazis during World War II.
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One of the challenges that Earl had to take on, Knoedelseder writes, one that undoubtedly vexes designers today, is this: "Alfred Sloan told Harley early on that he needed to stimulate the public's appetite for new GM models without rendering the older models unpalatable in comparison.
But shortly after Alfred Sloan took over the headship of the company, the trend changed.
Alfred Sloan, who had become President of General Motors in 1923, had these somewhat more expansive words to say regarding the color of cars: "I think that the future of General Motors will be measured by the attractiveness that we put in the bodies from the standpoint of luxury of appointment, the degree to which they please the eye, both in contour and in color scheme ...."
On what must have been a miniscule budget (seriously, it makes Blair Witch's seem like Gone with the Wind), the film, which bagged the NEXT Audience Award and Alfred Sloan Prize at this year's Sundance Film Festival, taps into the sketchy online lifestyles of Gen-Z, even as it relies on pressing the hot buttons of their parents, who are justifiably freaked out by what kind of rabbit holes actually exist out there on the interwebs.
The Economics department at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County will receive a $1.3 million grant from the Alfred Sloan Foundation for Economics.
Legendary GM CEO Alfred Sloan said little - then made follow-ups.
In 1934, he earned $134,521, when the GM president Alfred Sloan made $201,693.
Berlin/Detroit: Ulrich Hackenberg isn't yet a household name but if Volkswagen's (VW) $70 billion bet on his big idea pays off, he may join the likes of Henry Ford, Alfred Sloan and Taiichi Ohno in the canon of auto industry pioneers.
Otro eje fundamental de esta seccion es el estudio y analisis de las diferentes contribuciones teoricas realizadas en Estados Unidos por personajes tan importantes como Frederick Taylor, Henry Ford y Alfred Sloan, y Henry Fayol en Francia.
The 1st wave was in the 1920s where Alfred Sloan from General Motors established the concept of organizational structure; the 2nd wave was in the 1950s when Peter Drucker codified the role of management; the 3rd wave was in the 1980s when Japanese business brought forth the concept of team; and now the 4th wave is a new type of company which links profit with purpose.
Nick Bloom won an Alfred Sloan Fellowship, an NSF Career Grant, and the Frisch Medal from the Econometric Society.
La estrategia iniciada por Alfred Sloan en GM de atender cada deseo del consumidor, por mas especifico que fuese, llevo a la empresa a liderar el mercado mundial durante mas de 70 anos, hasta ser superada por Toyota en 2008.