Ford's Fixing to Fix the Environment
Right after WW II, a group of 10 former military officers known as the "Whiz Kids" became a brain trust for Ford Motor Company. The most famous member: Robert McNamara, who went on to become the first non-Ford president of Ford. Bob and his cronies managed by numbers, cut off from the realities of operations and markets. As they say, those who do not learn from history are condemned to repeat it. CNN Money reports that Ford executive chairman and washed-up CEO Bill Ford has announced he's forming a "'Transformation Advisory Council' of senior Ford executives and outside sustainability thought-leaders." But instead of focusing on fixing the company, this latest Ford think tank is taking on all of "society's sustainability challenges." Yes folks, the man who led FoMoCo to the brink of bankruptcy and the executives who helped him push it there are going to "propel us along the road to sustainability," using Ford's "long heritage of environmental innovation, and … commitment to finding solutions that work for everyone." God help us all!
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