Rick Wagoner

JAMIE LAREAU

Rick Wagoner: Amiable introvert in extrovert's job

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
General Motors' former CEO Rick Wagoner was undoubtedly the Sisyphus of the auto industry.... Read More »

 

A look back at the Wagoner legacy

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
Rick Wagoner's forced departure from General Motors five years ago this week took some getting used to. He had been at or near the pinnacle of power at GM for 17 years. For eight years he was the company's CEO. Then, suddenly, it was over.... Read More »

 

DAVE GUILFORD

An alpha exec hemmed in by GM's massive troubles

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
Sometime in the prior decade I was part of a bleary-eyed band of journalists arriving in Tokyo during a General Motors press trip.... Read More »

 

CHARLES CHILD

Cheesey key told a sad story

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
What I recall about the Rick Wagoner years boils down to a key.... Read More »

 

2009 Timeline: March massacre

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
A timeline of the events that made up the industry collapse... Read More »

 

FIVE YEARS LATER

A slightly different take on GM's discredited CEO

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2014
For nearly 17 years Richard Wagoner was either in command and control at GM or else part of a tiny klatch of executives running the company. Not since Alfred Sloan had one executive held so much power for so long at GM.... Read More »

 

How the new GM was born: Alix's version

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2013
Ousted General Motors CEO Rick Wagoner is cast in a sympathetic light in corporate turnaround specialist Jay Alix's breathless first-person account in Forbes of how the plan to restructure GM took shape in 2008 and 2009.... Read More »

 

Seattle startup Tred brings the test drive to the customer

7:30 am U.S. ET | June 19, 2013
With the help of a new online service, Seattle-area car shoppers can test drive vehicles without setting foot in a dealership.... Read More »

 

Lutz on Wagoner: Smart, didn't make tough calls

June 14, 2013 06:01 CET
Bob Lutz and Rick Wagoner were cut from different management cloth, according to Lutz in his new book, ICONS AND IDIOTS: Straight Talk on Leadership. Lutz, as General Motors vice chairman, relied heavily on his instincts, while Wagoner, as GM CEO, was deeply data driven. The two executives didn't always see eye to eye, but they did get along.... Read More »

 

Lutz on Wagoner: Smart, didn't make tough calls

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 10, 2013
Bob Lutz and Rick Wagoner were cut from different management cloth, according to Lutz in his new book, ICONS AND IDIOTS: Straight Talk on Leadership. Lutz, as General Motors vice chairman, relied heavily on his instincts, while Wagoner, as GM CEO, was deeply data driven. The two executives didn't always see eye to eye, but they did get along.... Read More »

 

NICK BUNKLEY

Lutz: GM nice-guy Wagoner fell victim to bad timing, bad luck

1:45 pm U.S. ET | June 4, 2013
Bob Lutz put a chapter about his old boss, Rick Wagoner, in his new book, which has the word "idiots" in the title. But Wagoner is no idiot, Lutz writes. He was just too passive, too data-focused and "too nice" to lead General Motors through the toughest period in its history.... Read More »

 

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