Talk:Rick Wagoner

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Voluntary?[edit]

Apparently he has "voluntarily declined his multi-million dollar salary in lieu of a $1 annual wage"

source: http://carsguide.news.com.au/site/news-and-reviews/story/can_gm_be_saved/

150.101.206.3 (talk) 01:19, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

Is that voluntarily declined, or "voluntarily" declined...? 86.132.140.171 (talk) 12:56, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

POV?[edit]

This article needs a POV tag. Mr. Wagoner's resignation was at the demand of the White House. Nothing voluntary about it. Some say that this is nothing other than a naked grab for power and control of U.S. Industry by the left.Lowellt (talk) 18:17, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

POV? Surely not? Try "Some say that this is an attempt, by the government, to take control of U.S. Industry". That would be laudable and would help to stop big companies from obstructing the government, i.e. the people's elected representatives. However, citation required. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.140.216.84 (talk) 19:59, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

Then you would just have a power struggle between the "peoples representatives" in the government vs. "the peoples representatives" in the board of directors representing the shareholders of the companies stocks. I'll try and find some relevant citations, not too many of them however. Lowellt (talk) 20:06, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

Of course he was popular with the staff, that is the easy way. How can anyone learn about making cars at a Business School? Do you learn to read your market there? You are taught by those who do not "do" what they teach.--Damorbel (talk) 17:33, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

GM versus Ford - Rick Wagoner versus Alan Mulally[edit]

Can someone link to some of the articles that compare and contrast the management of Ford, versus GM??

Why was it that Rick Wagoner was such a bad manager? Steven Rattner outlines this in his book Overhaul.

It is now almost 9 years since the auto crisis started, and dust has settled to now be able to understand why GM management was so bad and company had to be rescued by the US taxpayer. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 87.224.32.138 (talk) 11:10, 16 March 2017 (UTC)

Historic corporate losses - 3 of top 10 net losses of all time[edit]

Rick Wagoner was in charge of GM, when it made 3 of the top 10 net losses of all time.

This means that Rick Wagoner on pure results is the worst CEO in history.

Can someone expand this section?

Why did the company lose so much money under his tenure? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 87.224.32.138 (talk) 12:49, 22 March 2017 (UTC)