The Truth About Cars » alan mulally http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 15:53:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » alan mulally http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Former Ford CEO Mulally Joins Google’s Board Of Directors http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/former-ford-ceo-mulally-joins-googles-board-of-directors/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/former-ford-ceo-mulally-joins-googles-board-of-directors/#comments Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:00:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=867202 Once thought to be the possible next CEO of Microsoft after his time as CEO of Ford drew to a close, Alan Mulally has instead turned up in Mountain View, Calif. as Google’s newest board member. Autoblog reports Mulally was appointed to the tech company’s board of directors July 9, and began serving on its […]

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Once thought to be the possible next CEO of Microsoft after his time as CEO of Ford drew to a close, Alan Mulally has instead turned up in Mountain View, Calif. as Google’s newest board member. Autoblog reports Mulally was appointed to the tech company’s board of directors July 9, and began serving on its […]

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Hammer Time: Are Shareholders Worth It? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/hammer-time-are-shareholders-worth-it/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/hammer-time-are-shareholders-worth-it/#comments Wed, 28 May 2014 14:20:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=448804 Capitalism has no loyalties. Everybody is replaceable. Products. Employees. Employers. Services. Alliances. Joint Ventures. Financiers. Even the executives of multinational firms along with their board of directors are only as good as whatever quarterly numbers can be cooked up by their ‘independent’ auditing firm. Capitalism is the ultimate “Let’s go!”, “Do it!” and “Screw you!” […]

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Capitalism has no loyalties. Everybody is replaceable. Products. Employees. Employers. Services. Alliances. Joint Ventures. Financiers. Even the executives of multinational firms along with their board of directors are only as good as whatever quarterly numbers can be cooked up by their ‘independent’ auditing firm. Capitalism is the ultimate “Let’s go!”, “Do it!” and “Screw you!” […]

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Mark Fields To Replace Alan Mulally, As Ford CEO: We Wish Him Mazel Tov http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/mark-fields-to-replace-mulally/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/mark-fields-to-replace-mulally/#comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 04:01:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=806746 Two of the most reliable reporters on the automotive beat, Karl Henkel and David Shepardson of the Detroit News, have reported that their sources confirm that Ford Motor Co. CEO Alan Mulally will step down later this year and that Mark Fields, Ford’s chief operating officer, will be named to the CEO position. Earlier on […]

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Two of the most reliable reporters on the automotive beat, Karl Henkel and David Shepardson of the Detroit News, have reported that their sources confirm that Ford Motor Co. CEO Alan Mulally will step down later this year and that Mark Fields, Ford’s chief operating officer, will be named to the CEO position. Earlier on […]

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Mulally: New Chinese Escort Could Come to America http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/mulally-new-chinese-escort-could-come-to-america/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/mulally-new-chinese-escort-could-come-to-america/#comments Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:30:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=805594 While Ford’s new compact Escort sedan was developed by Ford’s Aisa-Pacific R&D team specifically for China, Ford CEO Alan Mulally indicates that the company has more global plans for the car, including the possibility of selling it in the United States. Mulally told Automotive News that the Escort will likely go on sale in other […]

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While Ford’s new compact Escort sedan was developed by Ford’s Aisa-Pacific R&D team specifically for China, Ford CEO Alan Mulally indicates that the company has more global plans for the car, including the possibility of selling it in the United States. Mulally told Automotive News that the Escort will likely go on sale in other […]

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2015 Mustang to Likely Premiere in Times Square Next Thursday on Good Morning America. Part of Simultaneous Reveal of All New Global ‘Stang In Six Cities On Four Continents http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/2015-mustang-to-likely-premiere-in-times-square-next-thursday-on-good-morning-america-part-of-simultaneous-reveal-of-all-new-global-stang-in-six-cities-on-four-continents/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/2015-mustang-to-likely-premiere-in-times-square-next-thursday-on-good-morning-america-part-of-simultaneous-reveal-of-all-new-global-stang-in-six-cities-on-four-continents/#comments Thu, 28 Nov 2013 07:38:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=665986 The all new, next generation Ford Mustang will have its world premiere next Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. Reflecting the fact that for the first time Ford will be selling the Mustang globally, including in right hand drive format, the car will be simultaneously debuted in six cities around the world, on four different continents. For […]

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The all new, next generation Ford Mustang will have its world premiere next Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. Reflecting the fact that for the first time Ford will be selling the Mustang globally, including in right hand drive format, the car will be simultaneously debuted in six cities around the world, on four different continents. For […]

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Ford CEO Mulally To Head Boeing Or Microsoft Soon? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/ford-ceo-mulally-to-head-boeing-or-microsoft-soon/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/ford-ceo-mulally-to-head-boeing-or-microsoft-soon/#comments Sat, 19 Oct 2013 16:06:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=627322 The rumor mill has been grinding away as of late regarding the possible return of Ford CEO Alan Mulally to helm either one of two of Seattle’s many economic engines: Microsoft and Boeing. In the face of these rumors, Mulally has opted not to dispel the rampant speculation. Reuters was  among those in attendance at an […]

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The rumor mill has been grinding away as of late regarding the possible return of Ford CEO Alan Mulally to helm either one of two of Seattle’s many economic engines: Microsoft and Boeing. In the face of these rumors, Mulally has opted not to dispel the rampant speculation. Reuters was  among those in attendance at an […]

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Piech, Mulally Not Going Anywhere http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/piech-mulally-not-going-anywhere/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/piech-mulally-not-going-anywhere/#comments Fri, 06 Sep 2013 14:41:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=512009 The C-Suites of two major auto makers are unlikely to change in the near future, despite rumors suggesting that both Ferdinand Piech and Alan Mulally are set to depart both VW and Ford respectively. Mulally, who is reportedly being courted by both the Obama administration and Microsoft, told Bloomberg that “I plan to continue to serve […]

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The C-Suites of two major auto makers are unlikely to change in the near future, despite rumors suggesting that both Ferdinand Piech and Alan Mulally are set to depart both VW and Ford respectively. Mulally, who is reportedly being courted by both the Obama administration and Microsoft, told Bloomberg that “I plan to continue to serve […]

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Mulally On Closing Australian Ford Plants: “Doing The Right Thing” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/mulally-on-closing-australian-ford-plants-doing-the-right-thing/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/mulally-on-closing-australian-ford-plants-doing-the-right-thing/#comments Thu, 22 Aug 2013 14:01:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=500452 At a dealer event in Sydney, Australia, Ford CEO Alan Mulally defended the company’s decision to close its Broadmeadows and Geelong assembly plants in this country, saying it was Ford’s only option if they wanted to remain in the Australian market, what Mulally called the most competitive in the world. The Ford executive also explained […]

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At a dealer event in Sydney, Australia, Ford CEO Alan Mulally defended the company’s decision to close its Broadmeadows and Geelong assembly plants in this country, saying it was Ford’s only option if they wanted to remain in the Australian market, what Mulally called the most competitive in the world. The Ford executive also explained […]

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Mulally Praises Chinese Political System http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/mulally-on-chinese-communists/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/mulally-on-chinese-communists/#comments Fri, 09 Aug 2013 12:38:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=498712 China has become an area of tremendous potential for companies as the nominally communist country has embraced capitalism. The hybrid result, according to Ford CEO Alan Mulally, is in some ways an improvement on what’s been a pretty sluggish and inefficient democratic process elsewhere in the world. In a Q&A with Keith Naughton and Craig […]

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China has become an area of tremendous potential for companies as the nominally communist country has embraced capitalism. The hybrid result, according to Ford CEO Alan Mulally, is in some ways an improvement on what’s been a pretty sluggish and inefficient democratic process elsewhere in the world. In a Q&A with Keith Naughton and Craig […]

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Mark Fields Becomes Ford’s COO, Setting The Stage For Succession http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/mark-fields-becomes-fords-coo-setting-the-stage-for-succession/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/mark-fields-becomes-fords-coo-setting-the-stage-for-succession/#comments Wed, 12 Sep 2012 17:41:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=460059 Ford is set to promote Mark Fields, head of Ford’s operations in the Americas, to the newly created post of COO, paving the way for him to succeed Alan Mulally as CEO. The Bloomberg report cites an unnamed source, who claims that the transition may come at Ford’s board meeting, which begins on Thursday. Fields […]

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Ford is set to promote Mark Fields, head of Ford’s operations in the Americas, to the newly created post of COO, paving the way for him to succeed Alan Mulally as CEO. The Bloomberg report cites an unnamed source, who claims that the transition may come at Ford’s board meeting, which begins on Thursday. Fields […]

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Ford Rules Out Low-Cost Brand, Keeps Door Open For Cheap Cars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/ford-rules-out-low-cost-brand-keeps-door-open-for-cheap-cars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/ford-rules-out-low-cost-brand-keeps-door-open-for-cheap-cars/#comments Sun, 09 Sep 2012 17:20:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=459564   Ford won’t be following in the footsteps of Renault and other auto makers that have introduced “low cost” brands like Dacia. But the company hasn’t ruled out a model line of cheaper vehicles either. Speaking at Ford’s Amsterdam dealer meeting, CEO Alan Mulally told Automotive News that “We are looking around the world at […]

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  Ford won’t be following in the footsteps of Renault and other auto makers that have introduced “low cost” brands like Dacia. But the company hasn’t ruled out a model line of cheaper vehicles either. Speaking at Ford’s Amsterdam dealer meeting, CEO Alan Mulally told Automotive News that “We are looking around the world at […]

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Mulally Tells Canadian Newspaper Ford B-Max Coming To North America After All http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/ford-b-max-coming-to-north-america-after-all-mulally/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/ford-b-max-coming-to-north-america-after-all-mulally/#comments Fri, 16 Mar 2012 15:31:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=435255 Contrary to initial reports, Ford CEO Alan Mulally told Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail that the Ford B-Max MPV will be coming to North America after all. Jeremy Cato, reporting from the floor of the Geneva Auto Show said that “The nifty new Ford B-Max, which CEO Alan Mulally said will eventually go on sale […]

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Contrary to initial reports, Ford CEO Alan Mulally told Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail that the Ford B-Max MPV will be coming to North America after all. Jeremy Cato, reporting from the floor of the Geneva Auto Show said that “The nifty new Ford B-Max, which CEO Alan Mulally said will eventually go on sale […]

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Quote Of The Day: Professional Jealousy Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/quote-of-the-day-professional-jealousy-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/quote-of-the-day-professional-jealousy-edition/#comments Mon, 26 Jul 2010 16:27:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=361586 When Chrysler’s CEO Sergio Marchionne took the stage over the weekend to honor Lee Iacocca with an induction into the Walter P. Chrysler Legacy circle, he admitted to feeling unworthy of honoring Chrysler’s most famous executive in recent memory, and called Ford’s Alan Mulally and the UAW’s Bob King to help share the honor. And […]

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When Chrysler’s CEO Sergio Marchionne took the stage over the weekend to honor Lee Iacocca with an induction into the Walter P. Chrysler Legacy circle, he admitted to feeling unworthy of honoring Chrysler’s most famous executive in recent memory, and called Ford’s Alan Mulally and the UAW’s Bob King to help share the honor. And […]

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Ford Shareholders Meeting: Profit This Year, But No Dividend http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/ford-shareholders-meeting-profit-this-year-but-no-dividend/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/ford-shareholders-meeting-profit-this-year-but-no-dividend/#comments Thu, 13 May 2010 21:39:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=356479 After four straight profitable quarters, Alan Mulally’s forecast today of a “solidly profitable” 2010 shouldn’t come as a huge surprise. But, as Executive Chairman Bill Ford put it to Ford shareholders at the company’s annual meeting [via AP], It is the very early days in our recovery. We still have a lot of debt And […]

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After four straight profitable quarters, Alan Mulally’s forecast today of a “solidly profitable” 2010 shouldn’t come as a huge surprise. But, as Executive Chairman Bill Ford put it to Ford shareholders at the company’s annual meeting [via AP], It is the very early days in our recovery. We still have a lot of debt And […]

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New Website Seeks To Utterly Destroy American Car Industry http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/new-website-seeks-to-utterly-destroy-american-car-industry/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/new-website-seeks-to-utterly-destroy-american-car-industry/#comments Wed, 07 Apr 2010 22:27:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=351742 The post New Website Seeks To Utterly Destroy American Car Industry appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

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Mercury Retrograde: Alan Mulally Stands By His Brand http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/mercury-retrograde-alan-mulally-stands-by-his-brand/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/mercury-retrograde-alan-mulally-stands-by-his-brand/#comments Wed, 27 Jan 2010 17:16:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=343164 For all the praise and positive comparisons he earns, Ford’s Alan Mulally still refuses to man up and acknowledge that at least one of his firm’s brands is as meaningful to the American consumer as Kaiser or Cord. And it’s not like Mulally can just ignore the brand’s slide into ignominy: after all, people notice […]

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For all the praise and positive comparisons he earns, Ford’s Alan Mulally still refuses to man up and acknowledge that at least one of his firm’s brands is as meaningful to the American consumer as Kaiser or Cord. And it’s not like Mulally can just ignore the brand’s slide into ignominy: after all, people notice […]

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Debt Rating Upgrade Fuels Ford Resurgence http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/debt-rating-upgrade-fuels-ford-resurgence/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/debt-rating-upgrade-fuels-ford-resurgence/#comments Tue, 12 Jan 2010 17:39:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=341546 Despite Ford’s surging stock price, new models and rising customer confidence there’s always been that one bone of contention which had divided peoples’ opinion: debt. $35 billion of it. Though they’ve tried to restructure it, selling new shares and raising cash throughout 2009, it’s still a problem. But apparently it’s becoming less of a problem. […]

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Despite Ford’s surging stock price, new models and rising customer confidence there’s always been that one bone of contention which had divided peoples’ opinion: debt. $35 billion of it. Though they’ve tried to restructure it, selling new shares and raising cash throughout 2009, it’s still a problem. But apparently it’s becoming less of a problem. […]

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Going Global, Ford Faces Uncertainty Down Under http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/going-global-ford-faces-uncertainty-down-under/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/going-global-ford-faces-uncertainty-down-under/#comments Mon, 11 Jan 2010 23:25:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=341476 Despite his genial, affable manner, Alan Mulally is a businessman and, by all accounts, a businessman not to be crossed with. One story goes, when he first started with Ford, he let them know, in the clearest possible terms, “Everybody says you can’t make money off small cars,” he said. “Well, you’d better damn well […]

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Despite his genial, affable manner, Alan Mulally is a businessman and, by all accounts, a businessman not to be crossed with. One story goes, when he first started with Ford, he let them know, in the clearest possible terms, “Everybody says you can’t make money off small cars,” he said. “Well, you’d better damn well […]

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Ed Whitacre Is Talking To Someone http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/ed-whitacre-is-talking-to-someone/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/ed-whitacre-is-talking-to-someone/#comments Fri, 11 Dec 2009 16:24:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=338891 GM’s New Chairman and CEO, Ed Whitacre may not be talking to the press about his plans for the state-owned automaker, but he’s talking to someone. Reuters reports that Alan Mulally, CEO of Ford, has already had a chat with GM’s chairman and CEO, Ed Whitacre. Mulally didn’t disclose what they talked about, but did […]

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GM’s New Chairman and CEO, Ed Whitacre may not be talking to the press about his plans for the state-owned automaker, but he’s talking to someone. Reuters reports that Alan Mulally, CEO of Ford, has already had a chat with GM’s chairman and CEO, Ed Whitacre. Mulally didn’t disclose what they talked about, but did […]

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Editorial: Why GM Doesn’t Need A “Car Guy” CEO http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/editorial-why-gm-doesnt-need-a-car-guy-ceo/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/editorial-why-gm-doesnt-need-a-car-guy-ceo/#comments Wed, 02 Dec 2009 21:47:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=337728 Car guys know exactly what’s wrong with GM: car guys like them aren’t running the show. Otherwise, every Chevrolet, GMC, Buick, and Cadillac would look “great” (no need to be more specific) and dust the competition. Hence Bill Ford’s decision to hire Alan Mulally to take over as CEO came as a real disappointment. Obviously, […]

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Car guys know exactly what’s wrong with GM: car guys like them aren’t running the show. Otherwise, every Chevrolet, GMC, Buick, and Cadillac would look “great” (no need to be more specific) and dust the competition. Hence Bill Ford’s decision to hire Alan Mulally to take over as CEO came as a real disappointment. Obviously, […]

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Ask the Best and Brightest: Whatever Happened to Compact Pickups http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/ask-the-best-and-brightest-whatever-happened-to-compact-pickups/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/ask-the-best-and-brightest-whatever-happened-to-compact-pickups/#comments Tue, 10 Nov 2009 01:03:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=334712 Ford’s announcement today that the new global Ranger won’t be coming to the US sure seems like a head-scratcher. Though Automotive News [sub] quotes Ford’s Alan Mulally as saying the Ford Ka won’t be sold stateside because “our view is that Fiesta is about the smallest vehicle that we think will be a real success […]

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Ford’s announcement today that the new global Ranger won’t be coming to the US sure seems like a head-scratcher. Though Automotive News [sub] quotes Ford’s Alan Mulally as saying the Ford Ka won’t be sold stateside because “our view is that Fiesta is about the smallest vehicle that we think will be a real success […]

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