The Truth About Cars » management http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 12 Feb 2016 18:54:02 +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 » management http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Honda Has Alarmingly Few Female Managers in Japan, and They Know It http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/honda-alarmingly-female-managers-japan-know/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/honda-alarmingly-female-managers-japan-know/#comments Wed, 15 Jul 2015 15:00:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1114881 Last month, Honda released its annual Sustainability Report outlining the company’s position and direction under its new CEO Takahiro Hachigo. Outlined on Page 73 of its 104-page report, Honda admits its number of female managers in Japan is quite low. Well, actually 0.5-percent low. Even compared to other regions where Honda does business, the number of […]

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Last month, Honda released its annual Sustainability Report outlining the company’s position and direction under its new CEO Takahiro Hachigo. Outlined on Page 73 of its 104-page report, Honda admits its number of female managers in Japan is quite low. Well, actually 0.5-percent low. Even compared to other regions where Honda does business, the number of […]

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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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Toyota Shakes Up Its Leadership http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/toyota-shakes-up-its-leadership/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/toyota-shakes-up-its-leadership/#comments Wed, 06 Mar 2013 18:44:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=480379 When Toyota gets on the horn by lunchtime to tell Tokyo’s media to show up at 4:30 the same day, everybody knows it will be a big surprise and an even bigger deal. Today, Japan’s Fourth Estate already knew what’s coming when the phone rang. It still was a big deal: Toyota completely reshuffled its […]

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When Toyota gets on the horn by lunchtime to tell Tokyo’s media to show up at 4:30 the same day, everybody knows it will be a big surprise and an even bigger deal. Today, Japan’s Fourth Estate already knew what’s coming when the phone rang. It still was a big deal: Toyota completely reshuffled its […]

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Dr. Z Nearly Lost His Job http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/dr-z-nearly-lost-his-job/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/dr-z-nearly-lost-his-job/#comments Mon, 25 Feb 2013 11:22:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=478957 “Dieter Zetsche is lucky that he can stay for three more years,” writes Der Spiegel in Germany. The labor side of Daimler’s Supervisory Board had demanded Dr. Z’s head, the magazine writes. After long debates with Daimler’s Supervisory Board Chairman Manfred Bischoff, a compromise was found. Says Der Spiegel: “Early in the year, Daimler Works […]

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“Dieter Zetsche is lucky that he can stay for three more years,” writes Der Spiegel in Germany. The labor side of Daimler’s Supervisory Board had demanded Dr. Z’s head, the magazine writes. After long debates with Daimler’s Supervisory Board Chairman Manfred Bischoff, a compromise was found. Says Der Spiegel: “Early in the year, Daimler Works […]

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The Castration Of Daimler’s Leadership: Only Three More Years For Dr. Z & Co. http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/the-castration-of-daimlers-leadership-only-three-more-years-for-dr-z-co/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/the-castration-of-daimlers-leadership-only-three-more-years-for-dr-z-co/#comments Fri, 22 Feb 2013 13:47:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=478577 It is unusual that the supervisory board of a large German corporation denies the dearest wishes of its Management. If the board does not like a wish, the wish usually won’t be rendered in the first place, the tight community of executive assistants will see to it. It would be most unusual that the board […]

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It is unusual that the supervisory board of a large German corporation denies the dearest wishes of its Management. If the board does not like a wish, the wish usually won’t be rendered in the first place, the tight community of executive assistants will see to it. It would be most unusual that the board […]

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Ex-Chrysler CEO Bob Nardelli Leaving Cerberus http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/ex-chrysler-ceo-bob-nardelli-leaving-cerberus/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/ex-chrysler-ceo-bob-nardelli-leaving-cerberus/#comments Mon, 12 Mar 2012 18:23:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=434726 Bob Nardelli will be leaving Cerberus Capital Management, the private equity firm that famously owned Chrysler during the company’s 2009 bankruptcy. Nardelli served as Chrysler CEO from 2007 until the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Nardelli previously worked at General Electric and Home Depot as a senior manager. At Home Depot, Nardelli left […]

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Bob Nardelli will be leaving Cerberus Capital Management, the private equity firm that famously owned Chrysler during the company’s 2009 bankruptcy. Nardelli served as Chrysler CEO from 2007 until the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Nardelli previously worked at General Electric and Home Depot as a senior manager. At Home Depot, Nardelli left […]

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Marchionne Is The Man In North America, As Fiat And Chrysler Align Management http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/marchionne-is-the-man-in-north-america-as-fiat-and-chrysler-align-management/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/marchionne-is-the-man-in-north-america-as-fiat-and-chrysler-align-management/#comments Thu, 28 Jul 2011 20:08:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=404664 [UPDATE: Fiat press release outlining the complete new management structure added] The awaited consolidation of Fiat and Chrysler operations is complete, reports Bloomberg, and CEO Sergio Marchionne is taking the North American job for himself. Joining Marchionne at the top of the company’s new regionally-based divisions, are Gianni Coda, former head of purchasing at Fiat and […]

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[UPDATE: Fiat press release outlining the complete new management structure added] The awaited consolidation of Fiat and Chrysler operations is complete, reports Bloomberg, and CEO Sergio Marchionne is taking the North American job for himself. Joining Marchionne at the top of the company’s new regionally-based divisions, are Gianni Coda, former head of purchasing at Fiat and […]

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Fiat And Chrysler To Make It Official, Unified Management Coming “Soon” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/fiat-and-chrysler-to-make-it-official-unified-management-coming-soon/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/fiat-and-chrysler-to-make-it-official-unified-management-coming-soon/#comments Thu, 14 Jul 2011 14:29:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=402655 When Fiat and the US government collaborated to bail out and restructure Chrysler, many hailed the news as nothing less than the rescue of the American auto industry. Though Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne became CEO of the Auburn Hills-based automaker, he maintained much of its management corps on the strength of brief interviews, only relieving […]

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When Fiat and the US government collaborated to bail out and restructure Chrysler, many hailed the news as nothing less than the rescue of the American auto industry. Though Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne became CEO of the Auburn Hills-based automaker, he maintained much of its management corps on the strength of brief interviews, only relieving […]

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Kia Recalls Its Management http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/kia-recalls-its-management/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/kia-recalls-its-management/#comments Tue, 07 Sep 2010 14:47:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=364887 I hate to get all “workers of the world unite”, but management seems to get away with a hell of a lot more than the rank and file. Take Prudential’s bid to take over AIG’s Asian arm. The bid failed and the whole exercise cost Prudential £377m (about $579.5m). Digest that figure for a second, then […]

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I hate to get all “workers of the world unite”, but management seems to get away with a hell of a lot more than the rank and file. Take Prudential’s bid to take over AIG’s Asian arm. The bid failed and the whole exercise cost Prudential £377m (about $579.5m). Digest that figure for a second, then […]

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Toyota Raises Board Level Domestic Content http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/toyota-raises-board-level-domestic-content/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/toyota-raises-board-level-domestic-content/#comments Thu, 24 Jun 2010 09:52:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=359446 Further to Ed Niedermeyer’s comments on local content of cars, Toyota announces changes to the most precious content of all: Who’s in the top slots of their presences abroad. In one fell swoop,  Toyota replaced leading positions in the U.S.A. and Europe with local content. In a press release, Toyota said the company” is stepping […]

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Further to Ed Niedermeyer’s comments on local content of cars, Toyota announces changes to the most precious content of all: Who’s in the top slots of their presences abroad. In one fell swoop,  Toyota replaced leading positions in the U.S.A. and Europe with local content. In a press release, Toyota said the company” is stepping […]

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GM Management Purges Over http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/gm-management-purges-over/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/gm-management-purges-over/#comments Sat, 10 Apr 2010 19:07:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=352039 GM’s CEO Ed Whitacre has told the remaining employees that his purges of senior management are complete. “I want to reassure you that the major leadership changes are behind us,” Whitacre wrote in a March 31 letter obtained by Bloomberg. “The team we have in place today is the team that will take us forward.” […]

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GM’s CEO Ed Whitacre has told the remaining employees that his purges of senior management are complete. “I want to reassure you that the major leadership changes are behind us,” Whitacre wrote in a March 31 letter obtained by Bloomberg. “The team we have in place today is the team that will take us forward.” […]

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NYT: GM Tries Harder http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/nyt-gm-tries-harder/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/nyt-gm-tries-harder/#comments Fri, 13 Nov 2009 16:47:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=335276 You know how terrorism experts talk about increased “internet chatter” as foretelling some kind of attack? On Monday, GM will release its post-C11 financial results which, thanks to dubious accounting, could very well mean nothing. Even so, I’m getting the feeling that there’s some bad news a brewin’, ’cause the MSM is kissing some major […]

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You know how terrorism experts talk about increased “internet chatter” as foretelling some kind of attack? On Monday, GM will release its post-C11 financial results which, thanks to dubious accounting, could very well mean nothing. Even so, I’m getting the feeling that there’s some bad news a brewin’, ’cause the MSM is kissing some major […]

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