Ford Takes Steve Jobs Approach in Luxury Car Design

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Friday, April 13, 2012

This past week, the new Lincoln MKZ was unveiled at the New York International Auto Show. In an effort to revive its Lincoln brand, Ford has assigned a hip new car designer, Max Wolff, to reinvigorate the luxury sedan. Wolff’s first big effort, the MKZ, was unveiled at the auto show this past week, reports James B. Stewart, a business columnist for The New York Times. The question is, can design differentiate a luxury car brand, the way Apple has done with computers?

Also in the discussion: The Lion King overtook Phantom of the Opera this week as the top grossing Broadway show of all time. We take a quick look at the economics of Broadway and how Disney has cornered the market.


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