For decades the U.S. auto industry was a poster child for bad products and poor management decisions.
For decades the U.S. auto industry was a poster child for bad products and poor management decisions. And rightly so, says AutoBeat Group Publisher Bill Hampton.
But that's old news. American carmakers have transformed over the past five years into shining examples of how to get it right. Hampton notes that Europe's auto industry faces the same problems but with the additional burden of national government that make it very difficult for carmakers there to "rightsize" themselves.
Chinese electric-car startup Nio Inc. is forming a manufacturing joint venture with Beijing E-Town International Investment and Development Co., which is investing 10 billion yuan ($1.5 billion) in the business.
Effective management is a timeless skill—as demonstrated by this treasure of an article from the AutoBeat Group archive. Although the tools of the trade have changed and proliferated, the basics remain the same. Here are 8 old school (and just darn practical) rules for being an excellent manager.
Ford has made an accomplishment that will never be bested, never even be tied.