ManagementSpeak: We want world-class best practices, people, and processes here.

Translation: We want world-class brown-nosers here.

This week’s anonymous contributor is a world-class translator.

If it isn’t a miracle, it’s close.

A full-page ad from General Motors displayed an appealing-looking (except for Chevy’s hokey bow-tie logo) Malibu. The ad’s tag-line: “May the best car win.”

Other than its Cadillac brand, General Motors hasn’t sold the desirability of its cars in decades. It’s finally pursuing a seldom-stated business panacea: Sell products people want to buy.