Articles

GM GETS SET TO HIT THE ROAD

After a calamitous decade of billion-dollar losses and misdirected diversification, General Motors Corp. is attempting to reinvent the wheel. In the 1920s, its...

Autos: Mr. Sloan

"My generation had an opportunity unique in the history of American industry," wrote Alfred Pritchard Sloan Jr. two years ago in his memoirs. Of all men of...

Management: Strategist of Success

He was not an inventive tinkerer like Henry Ford or a master mechanic like Walter Chrysler; yet he had a more profound effect on the development of the U.S...

Autos: An End to Obolsence?

Alfred P. Sloan Jr., the General Motors genius who championed the idea of the annual model change, once wrote: "The changes in the new models should be so...

Autos: Managing to Succeed

No organization is sounder than the men who run it and delegate others to run it. —Alfred P. Sloan Though good management is the concern of every business,...

Education: High Math at Hanover

Grants of a mere $500,000 are no longer unusual—although colleges still receive them gratefully—but one made last week by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to...

Education: Money for Truth

Last month General Motors' Alfred P. Sloan Jr. established the $10,000,000 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to promote "a wider knowledge of basic economic truths...

Something Extra

Said General Motors Corp. Chairman Alfred P. Sloan Jr. last week: "A dividend increase at this time will help to keep [stockholders'] returns since the war...

MANAGEMENT: Handicap

Testifying at the Du Pont antitrust trial in Chicago last week, General Motors Chairman Alfred P. Sloan Jr. explained why Charles F. Kettering, the company's...

Education: Putting the Pieces Together

General Motors' Board Chairman Alfred P. Sloan Jr. has long been convinced of a couple of facts of industrial life: too few engineers know much about business,...

See more Time.com Articles