TO THE EDITOR:
Regarding "Indicted ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn leaves Japan for Lebanon," autonews.com, Dec. 30: This episode is a typical bad management deal. Nissan was in the dumps, being run by followers with no leader, mostly typical accounting gurus. Nissan hired Carlos Ghosn to save the company and turn things around with a pay plan based on increased sales and profits. Ghosn turns things around in a much bigger way than expected, and Nissan is doing great. The Japanese accounting gurus see the results and don't want to pay Ghosn the money he is earning but can't get out of the deal.
The results may seem easy, but it is hard to even understand the hours, days, months and years of work and planning it takes for this type of turnaround. So now that things are great and they don't need Ghosn, how do they get rid of him? They make a deal with the Japanese government to arrest Ghosn, which will remove him from Nissan. I don't think the Japanese government or Nissan thought the fallout news would get this noticed.
STEVE TURNBOW, Arlington, Texas