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Fate of BMW CEO Krüger Is Symptomatic of Pressures on Global Automakers

The auto industry has gotten more demanding lately, and even confusing, and BMW CEO Harald Kruger wasn’t able to steer the iconic company any longer. So he will be out in 2020.

Lee Iacocca’s Leadership Legacy To An Industry And Our Nation

Lee Iacocca was a car making titan who led a massive transformation of the industry at Ford and Chrysler. He was a hugely competitive executive—driven by commercial success and patriotic pride. Jeffrey Sonnenfeld looks back at his life.

CEO Confidence Plunges On Tariff Fears In June

Amid announcements of new tariffs on China and, at the time of polling, Mexico, CEOs’ outlook for future business conditions plunged 6 percent from May to June, according to Chief Executive’s most recent reading of CEO confidence.

Siemens’ Entrepreneurial Spirit Finds a Home

Siemens Tim Holt explains how a 170-year-old company keeps up with fast-moving digitization in a legacy industry. Why location matters, how Siemens’ presence in Orlando gives it a unique competitive advantage, and how the growth of Orlando’s culture has made him miss his native Germany just a little bit less.

Why CEOs Are Still In The Dark About The Supply Chain

Few companies have a formal strategy in place for managing global supply chain risk in the years ahead. This is especially dangerous given the volatility and uncertainty in trade relations between the US and China.

Horst Schulze: Customer Expectations Are The Same Everywhere

In part two of our two-part interview with Ritz-Carlton Company co-founder Horst Schulze talks with us about the differences in hotel expectations across the globe.
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National Association of Manufacturers’ David Farr: Industry Is In A Trump-Boom Renaissance

David Farr, CEO of Emerson Electric and chairman of the National Association of Manufacturers, says the Trump boom and tax cuts are working out for American manufacturers.
Douglas Gerber, CEO of Focus One, talked with us about differences between high-performing leadership teams in the U.S. and Asia.

The Differences Between Leadership Teams In The U.S. And Asia

Douglas Gerber has been in Hong Kong since his days with PepsiCo—the culture was vibrant and he decided it was worth staying. Gerber, CEO of Focus One, talked with us about differences between high-performing leadership teams in the U.S. and Asia.

Rule Of Law Or Law Of Rulers?

Is the business community really ready for the ethical and legal complexities that come with globalization? Jeffrey Sonnenfeld weighs in.

Ghosn Abuse Gets to Heart of Japan Inc.

No episode in recent memory has highlighted the reality of business in Japan as much as the ongoing abuse of Carlos Ghosn, reminding us that the micro politics of planned economies can be as misguided as the macro policies that built China’s ghost cities.
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CEO Confidence Plunges In August Amid Growing Trade Worries And Slowdown Fears

CEO confidence in future business conditions fell 6% in August from July, according to Chief Executive’s most recent polling. At 6.2 out of 10 on our 1-10 scale, confidence is at its lowest level since October 2016.
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