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post #31 of 36 (permalink) Old 04-22-2019, 06:45 PM
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Bill Jr. is responsible for just about anything related to greening of the company, including factories, introducing hybrids, promoting low emissions beyond what even CAFE demanded, etc. He is genuine and cares about the planet and his employees -- enough where I saw real tears in his eyes when lives were lost. Can't think of any auto CEO's I can say all that for. Nobody can. I can find fault in ANY CEO anywhere. He is not perfect, but has done nothing to deserve negativity.

Alan was hired to fulfill Bill Jr's plan he architected, but more importantly, to cut jobs and close factories, because Bill did not have the heart..... and boy oh boy did Alan do that. He quickly took his payout and split. **** him. Cutting your way back to profit is hardly worth the praise he got.

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I know plenty of really nice guys who I wouldn't support for CEO or chairman. Bill the MBA really is a nice guy with a good heart but he's tasked with running an auto manufacturing business not managing his cousins' shareholder stakes. Product has to come first or customers will vote with their dollars.

Cutting back for profit is Bill Ford's strategy and you're right, Alan did what he was asked to do. But that strategy didn't change when Alan left. And the customers voted. They're not going to buy warmed-over sedan/hatches when other automakers are innovating. That's why these reactionary, ping-pong announcements are so disheartening.

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There is no ping-pong, that is ridiculous.
There is only recent news that a 'value' product will be part of a future product strategy, which NOBODY knows anything about, and now that is fodder for a dramatized rant.

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First you say you will
And then you won't.

Then you say you do
And then you don't.

You're undecided now
So what are you gonna do?


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ahhhhh drama.

False drama, actually.

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ahhhhh drama.

False drama, actually.
Just havin' some fun.
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