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Old-School Businessman Takes Risks, Employees Reap Rewards

Sep 10, 2012 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

We couldn’t help but share this fantastic story about a car dealer who took big risks, built an enterprise, protected his employees’ jobs then gave them a hefty bonus. Howard Cooper opened his card dealership – Howard Cooper Import Center – in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1965. At first he sold Volkswagens, then added Audis

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Classic American Cars: The Edsel

May 07, 2009 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

The Edsel’s Poor Timing, Planning and Execution The Edsel was an automobile that has become synonymous with failure. There are many reasons why the car was such a disaster. Simply put, the Edsel failed because of a combination of planning, marketing and production problems. There were internal changes at Ford that resulted in a lack

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