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Old 08-07-2002, 22:56   #1 (permalink)
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I Just Read a Post from Someone who has Just Driven a BA

Hey, I'm feeling left out by not being able to gloat about something. Give me my 1.372 seconds of fame here....


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Old 08-07-2002, 23:07   #2 (permalink)
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Yes, you did. That was Geoff Polites, CEO of Ford Australia.
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Old 08-07-2002, 23:29   #3 (permalink)
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Hehe, does that mean that Geoff is on the net at work!? Not setting a good example to his employees, hehehe
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Old 08-07-2002, 23:50   #4 (permalink)
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It's work related, so it's fine fte22. :s3
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Old 08-08-2002, 00:05   #5 (permalink)
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Hehe, does that mean that Geoff is on the net at work!? Not setting a good example to his employees, hehehe
I'll dispute that.

Wouldn't it be much simpler if we could all contact the faceless people we would like to talk to inside Ford rather than having to deal with the dickheads they have at the dealers.

I say get your whole workforce on the net Geoff, talk in real language to the real people and you wont be able to make enough cars to cater for the demand that would be created.

I've had enough of BS Mission Statements and Marketing speak.

More of these thoughts on this sight;
http://www.cluetrain.com/
Don't let the opening foreign languge scare you, scroll down and read.
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Old 08-08-2002, 03:18   #6 (permalink)
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I think it's fantastic that Geoff has taken the time to let us know what the BA's really like and to answer our feedback on the forum. I agree that it's definately good practice to put a human face on a huge company like FORD. Keep up the good work! :s3
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Don't want to be a drag, but how do we know it's really Geoff?? I hope it is because it is fantastic that he would post here and I have the utmost respect for this, but this is the internet...
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Old 08-08-2002, 14:51   #8 (permalink)
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Don't want to be a drag, but how do we know it's really Geoff??
Yes it's the real deal mate. We have confirmed his identity and we also met with Geoff last year as part of the 1st Forums Raid. Same for David Flint & a few other Ford people on the forums. at last count we had ~49 Ford/Tickford employees registered as well as some notable people from the Australian Media. You want news? Read FordForums.com!
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Old 08-29-2002, 23:10   #10 (permalink)
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Yes this is Geoff P. ive emailed him re tranny troubles, got return email and follow up phone call from HQ Broady, an upstanding man of honor and courage



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