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Corporate Detroit back issues
Life after GM. (former General Motors Co. employee Brent Jones)
June 1, 1992... Some people left GM before it started cutting back. Brent Jones, for one, is doing just fine. Brent Jones, a former GM white collar worker, is a typical entrepreneur running his own company -- undercapitalized, overworked and having the time of his life. Nothing, not a recession, not a...
Intelligence for the masses. (Emerald Intelligence Inc. develops artificial intelligence software) (Company Profile)
June 1, 1992... So far, artificial intelligence has disappointed manufacturers. But a young software firm wants to change that. Winter, 1988. David Kennedy, the young, ambitious, well-fed president of Emerald Intelligence, is steering his first potential investor through Metro Airport. Kennedy is...
The looting of Chatham. (Alex Dandy convicted for plundering Chatham Supermarkets Inc.) (Cover Story)
June 1, 1992... In one year, Chatham chief Alex Dandy channeled millions into his own pockets. But that is only part of the story. Long boxes overflowing with documents, thousands and thousands of pages, surround the defense attorneys and the federal prosecution team in the Bay City courthouse. During a...
Sachs, Supreme Court hammer GM, Ford. (labor attorney Theodore Sachs wins workers' compensation case against General Motors and Ford Motor Co.)
June 1, 1992... Theodore Sachs, touted as Detroit's Perry Mason of labor attorneys, dealt a crippling blow to General Motors and Ford Motor Co. on the issue of workers' compensation. In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the automakers' challenge to an amendment to Michigan's workers'...
Recycled entrepreneur gives software new life. (Greg Fisher, head of Fisher Engineering Systems)
June 1, 1992... Greg Fisher makes a living out of "recycling" software. You could say that he's been recycled himself, in a manner of speaking, back into the auto industry. As a great grandson of one of the seven General Motors/Fisher Body brothers, the young Fisher wanted to break with family tradition...