Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn, soon to add Renault CEO to his title, from his book "Shift: Inside Nissan's Historical Revival":
"I am convinced that if General Motors and Ford are having difficulties today, it's because they haven't become truly global corporations. They have remained too American. They realize most of their profits in the United States. They seem unable to make satisfactory, stable profits elsewhere, not in Europe, not in Latin America and not in Asia."