General Mayhem

General Mayhem

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by Bill Hempel
     
 

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Did you ever wonder how a person becomes a corporate executive, or why some corporations are successful and others fail?

General Mayhem traces the life of a child raised in a dysfunctional home to an executive position in the nations number one auto maker. Bill Hempel's touching memoir illustrates how extended family, teachers, and coaches can impact a child in

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Did you ever wonder how a person becomes a corporate executive, or why some corporations are successful and others fail?

General Mayhem traces the life of a child raised in a dysfunctional home to an executive position in the nations number one auto maker. Bill Hempel's touching memoir illustrates how extended family, teachers, and coaches can impact a child in the formative years and overcome parental shortcomings. As he rose through the corporate ranks, Bill was influenced by the greedy and corrupt marriage between management and unions that created a good old boy culture of self indulgence that eventually led to bankruptcy. While corporate failure is indeed a serious subject, the book is laced with humorous anecdotes from real life in corporate US as well as in Mexico.

General Mayhem is both entertaining and informative. Reading the book is like living in an oxymoron. The anecdotes are both humorous and tragic and while based on fact, seem unbelievable. Never before has an insider spoke out about the faulty process for selecting executives, lack of business focus, and confusion that existed from continual reorganization. After a thirty-seven year career within both the automotive and component parts divisions, both in the United States and internationally; Bill has decided to share his view from the inside with the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781621478355
Publisher:
Tate Publishing & Enterprises, L.L.C.
Publication date:
12/04/2012
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.60(d)

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book General Mayhem is certainly the truth from Bill's vision of General Motors. It is very accurate. I worked for Mr. Bill Hempel while he was superintendant of Cadillac East Assembly in the late 70's thru the early 80's and let me tell you he nailed the truth about many,many topics at Cadillac Motor Car Division and throughout General Motors. This book is written in such a way that even if you have never seen the inside of an auto factory,this book will give you a clear insight and understanding of "The Games People Play" while working for one of the largest companies in the world. Quoting Bill from his last chapter,"General Motors was very good to me.." I can say the same from my point of view. James H.Stewart,Jr. Cadillac Motor Car (1976-2008)