Cheating = The All-American Business Model


Last week the news wires posted a story about some NASCAR racing team using a jet fuel deriviative in their car’s engine. The additive helped the engine run faster and produce more horsepower. To keep it simple, the niggas gave their car steroids.

This doesn’t surprise me since professional sports in the United States is an outgrowth of the culture of America’s capitalism. Cheating was always part of the American business model. Only recently have we seen the exposure and unraveling of the model on a grand scale what with the collapse of Enron and Worldcom, the scandals involving major league baseball’s great players and the entire modus operandi of the BUSH Administration.

I found an article in this past Sunday’s New York Times Magazine interesting because it describes the corporate culture of Japanese auto maker Toyota and it exemplifies why companies like Toyota and Google and Apple are able to thrive and grow in today’s consumer markets while everyone that is stuck in the old model of cheating can no longer win. There is one thing that means everything to a consumer today and if you can’t provide that service there is no amount of chicanery that will save your business. You must connect the consumer to their desire.

Toyota isn’t the number one auto manufacturer because they make the best cars, although they arguably do. Toyota is number one because they represent all the things that a car consumer desires. Affordability, luxury, gas mileage, environmental considerations, they cover all the emotional bases when they market their vehicles. No amount of cheating will make General Motors a more profitable company until they steal Toyota’s entire playbook.

Incidentally, the car that DARRELL WALTRIP’s team was using to cheat with at the Daytona 500 was a Toyota. And Rome wept…

5 Responses to “Cheating = The All-American Business Model”

  1. Amadeo says:

    I remember them crying about toyota getting into Nascar. Bitches…what happened to lead, follow, or get out of the way? Now it’s “Make him mooooove.” Konichi-wa bitches.

  2. Alex2.0 says:

    i think those “this is our country” commercials were aimed at japanese auto makers….in addition to mexican immigrants.

  3. NoMamesBuey says:

    Fock American car companies

    Recall right after Sep 11 2001, GM/Ford had TV commercials saying “be a patriotic American, show the terrorists you’re strong by buying a car with 0% financing”

    Then in the next few months GM laid off like 30K employees

    Real patriotic you corporate whore mofos!

    How about instead everyone takes a 6-month temporary 10% pay cut with a salary cap of 100K (shit or even 300K)? Something like that never happens in current America. They would rather 100+ “regular Joes & Janes” whether blue collar factory worker or white collar accountant/engineer/etc get laid off rather than 1 top management team “CXO” mofo get canned, or even just CXO pay reduction.

    Fucking morally atrocious.

  4. Dj RaYz says:

    Yo Dallas!! Speak brova!!! (((((SPEAK))))) ::puts hands in air::
    You spit hot fiyah!!
    This whole country was founded on corruption, rape, and stealing. The United States is the biggest bully in the world, thanks to our CIA and other mobsters. The more you look into how the United States was founded, corrupted corporations, and the history, it almost makes me believe that the we are not going to be living much longer.
    At the same time…
    If Martin Luther King Jr, Cesar Chavez, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, The Dalai Lama, Rosa Parks, Patsy Mink, Maya Angelou, stood up for change and wanting to do something, I think we can flip the direction our human race is heading. Thats the only thing that keeps me motivated.
    ::insert new token::

  5. Combat Jack says:

    Um, cRap Fantasy League?

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