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Recent authored articles

In Källenius, Daimler gets a new kind of CEO

This changing of the guard is intriguing not because Dieter Zetsche is leaving, but because his successor appears to be a new order of chief executive — especially for a German car manufacturer.

A flair for theatrics made Marchionne an exciting CEO to cover

Sergio Marchionne was the most remarkable fellow to ever run a global car company and, as far as I'm concerned, the one who did the most with the least.

70 years later, appreciating the genius of Ferry Porsche

We all know Ferdinand Porsche. But history has forgotten that it was his boy, Ferry, who created the magic of Porsche, beginning with the Porsche 356.

70 years later, appreciating the genius of Ferry Porsche

We all know Ferdinand Porsche. But history has forgotten that it was his boy, Ferry, who created the magic of Porsche.

Lessons learned from DaimlerChrysler

Conventional wisdom is that the combining of Daimler-Benz with Chrysler failed because of a clash of cultures, but that's an oversimplification.

Industry has learned the lessons of DaimlerChrysler failure

Conventional wisdom is that the combining of Daimler-Benz with Chrysler Corp. failed because of a clash of cultures, but that's an oversimplification.


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