Archive for Ford SmartBlogs
There is no shortage of articles about the troubles at Yahoo, which today has its quarterly earnings announcement. The core problem is the lack of a “big idea” that would represent new consumer offerings or dramatic changes to existing products that would generate genuine consumer excitement.
Unfortunately, Yahoo has basically been following a “me-too” strategy. Facebook and Google went big into mobile ads, so Yahoo eventually announced its efforts in this area.[…] Continue Reading »
RadioShack is on the ropes. What can be done to save it?
I’ve seen this scenario several times. Xerox comes to mind. In 2000, when Anne Mulcahy became Xerox’s CEO, the company was nearly bankrupt. Her leadership helped save it. In 2012, I spoke with Mulcahy in a series of interviews about how she led Xerox’s turnaround.[…] Continue Reading »
Alan Mulally’s plans to step down July 1 took Wall Street by surprise because they were anticipating his retirement at the end of the year. Ford rose out of the ashes because of Mulally’s leadership: he took bold steps, narrowed the company’s focus and rebuilt Ford’s culture.
Mulally restructured the company by defining a vision and then sticking with it.[…] Continue Reading »