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Unformatted text preview: 60% market share – Finance guys v. car guys Copyright 2013 Copyright 2013 – Qualifications for CEO? General Motors Con’t: Why was GM vulnerable? Size? Success? Culture? Oil Crisis? Other? Antitrust Fears? Organization? Governance? Diverse Ownership? What if I’m right on hydrogen fuels in the future? Should GM board have read Braniff case in early years of Roger Smith? Copyright 2013 Copyright 2013 More G.M.: What role should the board exercise ­ Re: CEO Vision? Is there a risk of encouraging failure and lack of taking responsibility? Did the board take too long to act? Why? Is Smale a hero? Why did he take so long to act? Copyright 2013 Copyright 2013 Lots Of GM: Is there a ‘gentlemen’s agreement’ for board to give board power to CEO and not interfere (second guess)? – Is this necessary? Desirable? Was GM disaster avoidable? How? Are Braniff and GM similar? – Was it management/board failure or oil victims? Copyright 2013 Copyright 2013...
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