What a fun lecture! I was looking to rock the Cheerios matching hat and shirt.
I admit I would have liked to trade in my instant brownie mix for some nature valley bars but who's complaining? It was free. It is good to know that despite your degree, if you can get into a company and apply yourself, a career can take you well beyond and even in a different direction than your major. With technological standards within the infrastructure of a company as well as technology creating competitive advantage, no matter what your major or job maybe technology will be an integrated element.
That virtual store model was awesome. It's like a Second Life application. I'm sure the ability to create virtual stores and displays and then play around with the possibilities opens up room for new ideas and creativity when dealing with the display element of GM products, which is a main element in the success of the company. I wonder how long their competitive advantage will become a standard for the industry, which it will.
On a flavorful note, I went to Cub and bought a yoplait and dannon yogurt and I have to say yoplait was much more delicious. Way to go, GM!