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A Dangerous Pattern: Rewarding Failure

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ron Ashkenas

Cross-posted from Harvard Business Online Over the past few months there has been growing anger and frustration about outsized Wall Street bonuses aw...

Meet the Boss

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Even as the smoke still hangs over the wreckage of a financial system run amok, many are asking an interesting question about leadership: can women do better?

New GM, Chrysler Leaders -- Wrong for the Jobs

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

The Harvard MBAs in the auto executive suites wouldn't know a good car if they got run over by one. And ultimately it's the cars which are going to save GM and Chrysler.

Obama: "Ich bin ein Chrysler!"

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Obama talked his usual great game of absolute confidence at the end of his announcement this morning, telling the country, "If you're going to buy a new car, buy an American car."

Chrysler Bankruptcy Plan Would Replace CEO With Fiat Management

Washington Post | David Cho, Peter Whoriskey and Kendra Marr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Chrysler chief executive Robert Nardelli would be replaced by the management of Italian automaker Fiat under a bankruptcy plan that the United States ...

Chrysler Chief Could Be First Test Case Of CEO Pay Limits

Washington Post | David Cho and Kendra Marr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The first test case of the Obama administration's tougher executive compensation standards may very well be the man who a few years ago was a symbol o...

Ha! Would You Buy A Car Designed By OUR Government?

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Tucker

Thanks to CEO Alan Mulally, Ford made a profit in the first quarter of 2008. What's more, Mulally saw the credit crisis coming and fought to get a line of credit for Ford way back in 2006.

Detroit Drives to DC and Dr. Deming Invents Japan

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

We've had enough threats from our sworn enemies -- we don't need them from Detroit executives. These CEOs and their boards of directors must go, whether by car or jet or skateboard, they must go.

Chrysler CEO says bankruptcy possible without loan

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT — Chrysler LLC Chief Executive Robert Nardelli told lawmakers considering financial support for the auto industry Friday that Chrysler w...

Bailout? Detroit on His Mind

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rick Horowitz

On their last visit, the auto execs asked Congress for $25 billion in bailout loans. A nice round number. So nice and round that it sounded like it had been plucked from thin air.

Reading The Pictures: Shaming Detroit (While Wall St. Walks)

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2008-12-05-shaw_auto3.jpgWhat was completely predictable, if thoroughly heavy-handed, was the way the visual media shaped "The Return Of The Auto Executives" into a classic morality play.

Big Three Automaker Bailout: Hearing, Statements, Video

Huffington Post | Katharine Zaleski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Updated 10am EST Friday, December 5: The Big Three are back on Capitol Hill today. This time their talking to Congress about getting a multi-billion...

Chrysler Viability Plan Claims Loan Could Be Paid Back In 2012

MotorTrend | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

MotorTrend looks at Chrysler's viability plan and pulls these highlights and more: • Does Chrysler have a viable plan? With our requested bridge...

Carmakers' bailout pleas hit Senate skepticism

AP | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Desperate U.S. automakers ran into fresh obstacles from skeptical lawmakers Thursday as they appealed with rising urgency _ and a n...

Big Three CEOs Drive Hybrids To Washington (VIDEO)

CNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

CNBC's "Power Lunch" created a funny animation of the Big Three CEOs -- Alan Mulally of Ford, Rick Wagoner of GM and Robert Nardelli of Chrysler -- dr...

Memo to Automakers Wagoner, Mulally & Nardelli: Fire Your PR People

Pam Atherton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Pam Atherton

How these three CEO's have acted is a classic teachable moment. They've practically written the curriculum for the class on how to alienate the American public by their actions.

Europe's, China's carmakers ask for help; Waxman wins key Congressional post

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

In a major win for all consumers, Democrats in the House of Representatives voted Thursday to put Rep. Henry Waxman of California in charge of a key p...

Do It For Me, Matchbox Man

Logan Nakyanzi Pollard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Logan Nakyanzi Pollard

From the fireworks in DC this week, you might think the auto crisis is out of your hands, but we're all complicit: government, CEOs, autoworkers, the public.

Automakers Get Deadline To Make Their Case

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Democratic leaders ordered Detroit's Big Three automakers Friday to submit what amounts to a detailed loan application to Congress ...

Big Three CEOs And Their Private Jets (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The CEOs of the nation's biggest three automakers flew to Washington DC yesterday to make their case before congress that the auto industry is despera...

Big Three CEOs Flew Private Jets To Plead For Public Funds

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The CEOs of the big three automakers flew to the nation's capital yesterday in private luxurious jets to make their case to Washington that the auto i...

Detroit's Day of Reckoning (with Thanks to David Halberstam)

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

This week's bailout hearing signaled what looks like the ultimate day of reckoning for this country's once-great and world-dominating car making industry. All Americans are tired of the excuses.

Memo to Detroit: Change Now or Die

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Most Americans think you have brought this disaster upon yourselves, with inferior, irrelevant products the past 35 years.

Democrats Telegraphing Upcoming Automaker Bailout?

AP | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The auto industry and business groups mounted a lobbying onslaught Thursday to thwart GOP opposition to a Senate vote next week on ...

GM/Chrysler Merger - 70,000 Idled

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

It wasn't hard to predict the demise of the "Hemi hybrid," but the end came a lot faster than expected. They should have given them a full year of production before, literally, pulling the plug.