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David Cole Quotes

I hope that they will extend their investigation to include Rutgers and other state schools because the cases of conflict are shockingly similar.
David Cole
#Conflict

I hope that they will extend their investigation to include Rutgers and other state schools because the cases of conflict are shockingly similar,
David Cole
#Conflict

A strike is always a threat in bankruptcy. A strike would certainly have an impact on clients. If there were a strike in a critical part of the company, it would bring everyone down.
David Cole
#Bankruptcy

The auto industry of the future will be a younger and more educated workforce. High-paying jobs for educated workers are not going away.
David Cole
#Future

That might kill two birds with one stone: Getting rid of a dissident shareholder and raising the price of its stock.
David Cole
#Birds

Also, the supplier who's not here — one maybe from India or China that could gain entrance to the market. It's a competitive way to get access to the technology. There's also reason for the supplier here to buy, because they could keep the outside supplier away.
David Cole
#China

Any kind of restructuring like this is a very holistic kind of thing where nothing is really sacred.
David Cole
#Kind

Rick might have through the end of next year to show the cost savings. If GM is viewed by the media and others as not having a competitive set of new products, that's going to be a big problem.
David Cole
#Cost

We saw resistance to the initial Korean cars, but that was mainly related to quality. If the quality (of Chinese cars) is up to snuff, if the consumer feels there's value, they'll go for it.
David Cole
#Quality

There's a history of people commuting for good jobs in Maine, ... We're a mobile state because of our rural nature. To make it work as a car pooler, you need to be able to link up with people in similar situations. And the higher the price of energy, the more incentive there is to car pool. An organization like Go Maine helps find that needle in the haystack.
David Cole
#History

I find it shocking that in the United States of America in 1999 people can be locked up for years at a time without having the most basic opportunity to confront the evidence against him.
David Cole
#America

just as we did in the McCarthy era, we have offset the decline of traditional forms of repression with the development of new forms of repression. A historical comparison reveals not so much a repudiation as an evolution.
David Cole
#Repression

They've got to create alignment between capacity and sales volume.
David Cole
#Sales

I think that the governor's office is finally moving in the right direction with respect to scrutinizing the political and personal ties that board members of state higher education institutions have.
David Cole
#Direction

I don't think a great many people really believed that (the Delphi bankruptcy) was going to happen.
David Cole
#People

I have talked to the GM people and they feel they have come to a point where they can put an agreement together. I think both sides expect they will have something, and the target is the announcement of earnings.
David Cole
#People

It's clear that the Delphi bankruptcy really precipitated a sense of urgency,
David Cole
#Bankruptcy

They feared a nuclear option, like killing health care benefits for retirees.
David Cole
#Health

I can't believe he'd make an announcement of that without labor being supportive of it. They (the union) are in a position where they are very vulnerable. Without strong employers, their job protections don't mean anything.
David Cole
#Labor

Chrysler has developed a reputation for flair and design that originated with Tom. But he's been a lot more than a designer the last few years. He's been much more of an executive. I can't help but feel he's sick of it.
David Cole
#Design

When you look at the complexity of the business, it's not really a surprise. There's a lot of legacy practices that need to be fractured. What they have now with e-technology are the tools to really get at it.
David Cole
#Business

If you can save $5 on a transaction that used to cost $10, you'll do it, even if your competitor is going to make $1.
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#Competitor

There is a increased realization that a green revolution is about to begin, ... This is a real shift in technology.
David Cole
#Revolution

They have moved from a rigid culture, to a much more lean and flexible company.
David Cole
#Company

I'm certainly not shocked, ... because the reality of the business world today is that anything can happen, everyone is talking to everyone else.
David Cole
#Business

What they're really looking at is the long-term implications of this. In the past, there was a decidedly short-term mentality, and basically what (GM) would say is we'll settle so we can meet our quarterly profit projections. That's different today. The financial community is concerned about the short-term return?but what they're focused on is the long-term profitability.
David Cole
#Past

People are going to look at this and say this is pretty rich wage increases for people who already make a lot of money. But the opportunities to improve productivity are still pretty high. A few years ago, 30 to 35 hours a vehicle was what was accepted as best practice. Now it's close to 20. The goal is now around 10.
David Cole
#People

We are in a very competitive telecommunications market in Texas, so it was only natural that we would ask our auditing firm what it was doing for a major competitor of ours.
David Cole
#Ask

We are in a very competitive telecommunications market in Texas, so it was only natural that we would ask our auditing firm what it was doing for a major competitor of ours,
David Cole
#Ask

The Delphi bankruptcy is a real watershed point for the UAW, ... The UAW is virtually powerless now.
David Cole
#Bankruptcy