WorldCat Identities

De Lorean, John Z.

Works: 39 works in 93 publications in 4 languages and 5,063 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Television news programs 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Collector, Other
Classifications: HD9710.U54, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Z De Lorean
On a clear day you can see General Motors : John Z. de Lorean's look inside the automotive giant by John Z De Lorean( Book )

12 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Dust Jacket: During his 17 year career at General Motors, John De Lorean was one of the automotive industry's most controversial figures, and also one of its most talented and successful executives. So his resignation from GM in April, 1973 shocked the business community. When word leaked out that he was writing a book about life at General Motors, with journalist J. Patrick Wright, GM and the auto industry anxiously awaited its arrival. But in a jolting new move, De Lorean refused to let the book be published saying he feared that reprisals from GM would sink his attempts to launch a new car company. He continued to block publication of On A Clear Day You Can See General Motors for four years. Now in an unprecedented move this edition is being published without the cooperation of John De Lorean, General Motors or the original publisher. Nevertheless, because of his critical position in top management, De Lorean's disclosures of the inside workings of General Motors are nothing short of shocking. His highly critical assessment will blow the lid off of some of Detroit's most closely held secrets such as: Horrendous product decisions-the ill-fated Corvair's questionable safety was well documented and debated inside GM long before its introduction. Sinister business practices-GM executives were regularly dunned for substantial and possibly illegal political campaign contributions. Serious management blunders-hundreds of millions of dollars were wasted annually in capricious executive decisions which would have ruined smaller companies, but were easily absorbed by GM's vast enterprise. John De Lorean's story is more than an expose, however. It is a personal account of one modern executive's struggle with big business management. As the antithesis of the traditional, stodgy, dark-suited GM executive, De Lorean operated with flare and panache. He openly criticized his company and his industry when he felt they deserved it. He avoided the corporate social scene in favor of a cadre of friends that included professional athletes and movie stars. And he dated models and actresses who were often younger than the daughters of his fellow executives. While his life style chafed his superiors, his exceptional talents as an engineer and a crack executive, produced business success after success, and filled GM's coffers with profit. By age 47, his meteoric rise had placed De Lorean in a key management post, earning over half-a-million dollars a year, with an even-odds chance of becoming president of the industrial giant. But life at the top was a disappointment. De Lorean found his job on executive row to be boring. Moreover, he began to question GM's management system which he felt often promoted mediocrity, sometimes produced illegal and immoral business practices, and stressed personal loyalties to the detriment of the corporation. His efforts to push for change from within were fruitless. To these frustrations was added the startling revelation that resentments inside GM had been formed into a campaign to destroy him. So he quit. It is, therefore, from the privileged perspective of an ex-GM executive, that De Lorean reveals General Motors to be something quite different than the well-run, precisely managed corporation that is its public image today. At a time when Americans are demanding more reliability from American business, On A Clear Day You Can See General Motors demonstrates how one corporate leviathan grew less accountable to its many publics amid booming sales and dwindling competition. And it is this disclosure that makes this book an important document for citizens, politicians and businessmen
DeLorean by John Z De Lorean( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in 4 languages and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Levensbeschrijving van John Z. DeLorean en diens werk in de autoindustrie
Sex lies & superspeedways by Henry Yunick( Recording )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Important European furniture, works of art, ceramics, tapestries and carpets( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[The Year 1982, winners and losers]( Recording )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

With the voices of winners Barney Clark, E.T., Charles and Diana, Margaeret Thatcher, Dustin Hoffman, Curtis Sharp, and Garfield the Cat; and the voices of losers Leopoldo Galtieri, Al Haig, Richard Allen, Roxanne Pulitzer and John DeLorean
Important French furniture, objects of art, clocks ... [etc.]( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Dream maker : the rise and fall of John Z. DeLorean by Ivan Fallon( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This is the story of a man who created his own strange version of the American dream - and was ultimately ruined by it. John Zachard DeLorean is one of the most fascinating figures ever to enter the fast tracks of big money and international celebrity. With nothing more than his own forceful personality, DeLorean created a business empire that, at its zenth, controlled $500 million of other people's money - then threw it all away
Decor : European furniture and decoration( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sex, lies & superspeedways : the first collection of stories from Smokey Yunick's autobiography: Best damn garage in town by Henry Yunick( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects the stories and anecdotes of Henry Yunick, a mechanic who experienced the birth of stock car racing
Hareta hi ni wa GM ga mieru : sekai saidai kigyō no uchimaku by J. Patrick Wright( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in Japanese and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.28 (from 0.20 for Start up w ... to 1.00 for Sex, lies ...)

Sex lies & superspeedways
Alternative Names
Çon DeLorean

De Lorean, John

De Lorean John 1925-2005

De Lorean, John Z.

De Lorean, John Zachary.

De Lorean, John Zachary 1925-2005

De Loren, John 1925-2005

DeLorean John 1925-2005

DeLorean, John Z.

DeLorean, John Z. 1925-2005

DeLorean, John Zachary.

DeLorean John Zachary 1925-2005

DeLoren, John.

DeLoren, John 1925-2005

John De Lorean

John DeLorean Amerikaans ondernemer

John DeLorean entrepreneur américain

John DeLorean imprenditore statunitense

John DeLorean US-amerikanischer Manager und Sportwagenbauer

John Zachary DeLorean

Lorean, John Z. de

Lorean, John Z. de 1925-2005

Делореан, Джон

Ҷон ДеЛореан




Sex, lies & superspeedways : the first collection of stories from Smokey Yunick's autobiography: Best damn garage in town