By Bryce G. Hoffman
The inside of tale of the epic turnaround of Ford Motor corporation lower than the management of CEO Alan Mulally.
At the top of 2008, Ford Motor corporation used to be simply months clear of working out of money. With the automobile careening towards destroy, Congress provided all 3 Detroit automakers a bailout. basic cars and Chrysler grabbed the taxpayer lifeline, yet Ford determined to save lots of itself.
Under the management of charismatic CEO Alan Mulally, Ford had already prepare a daring plan to unify its divided worldwide operations, remodel its lackluster product lineup, and triumph over a dysfunctional tradition of infighting, backstabbing, and excuses. It was once a rare threat, however it was once the single approach the Ford family—America’s final nice commercial dynasty—could carry directly to their company.
Mulally and his group pulled off one of many greatest comebacks in enterprise historical past. because the remainder of Detroit collapsed, Ford went from the threshold of financial disaster to being the main ecocnomic automaker within the world. American Icon is the compelling, behind-the-scenes account of that epic turnaround.
In one of many nice administration narratives of our time, Hoffman places the reader contained in the boardroom as Mulally makes use of his celebrated marketing strategy evaluation meetings to force swap and strength Ford to accommodate the painful realities of the yank car undefined.
Hoffman used to be granted remarkable entry to Ford’s best executives and top-secret corporation files. He spent numerous hours with Alan Mulally, invoice Ford, the Ford relations, former executives, hard work leaders, and corporate administrators. within the bestselling culture of Too large to Fail and The immense Short, American Icon is narrative nonfiction at its brilliant and colourful best.
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American Icon: Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company by Bryce G. Hoffman