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February 12, 2019

You can’t choose your family, but you can choose who runs your business. Alexandra Newlove talks to a range of experts about bringing in outside help

In 2006, as Ford Motor Company headed towards a $12.7 billion loss, the worst in the company’s 103-year history, Bill Ford, chief executive and great-grandson of the legendary Henry Ford, realised he needed help.

In an email to staff, Ford introduced his new top man: former Boeing transformation master Alan Mulally, who over the next eight years executed a revitalisation which saw the automaker’s stock appreciate more than 1000% from recession lows, and Mulally remembered as one of the all-time great business leaders.

September 11, 2012

Very few people wish to take a risk at the moment. With both consumers and businesses hunkered down in the trenches and the shells of uncertainty flying overhead, merely hanging onto and guarding what you’ve got rather than going forth to multiply is the order of the day.  

Very few people wish to take a risk at the moment. With both consumers and businesses hunkered down in the trenches and the shells of uncertainty flying overhead, merely hanging onto and guarding what you’ve got rather than going forth to multiply is the order of the day.   
 

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