How do you recognize a follower or a leader , well in the truck business one could say that GM revamped the pick up line in response to Ford's runaway success of its product , now Ford ups the ante with aluminum , so GM runs around securing aluminum sources to get in the game . Ram does a number with a smaller diesel engine , which meets a big customer response , so guess what GM does next here ?? RAM has steadily refined its trucks and engines and in Canada , at least , I expect it will take over No. 1 in truck sales from Ford in the next couple of years . The product is now that good , made by a separate company that just builds trucks , they all eat , sleep and work on this product exclusively . Are they leaders or followers ? What about Ford , what can you say about a company that innovates and continually refines their hugely successful product , instead of leaving on the market for years , kind of like what GM did with its previous generation of trucks ? How does GM get to focus on being the leader in its market segments ? The only division that appears to have the autonomy to be a leader is Cadillac . Make the big bucks , lose the big bucks , move on and be a hero . Who is pulling or incapable of pulling the strings in this monster convoluted company , or does this Cadillac autonomy start a new direction for the company , that of independent divisions who can mandate their vehicle selection to best serve the marketplace and perhaps be the leaders and not the followers , like Cadillac , right ??