William Clay Ford
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William Clay Ford
When we’re in a peak, we make a ton of money, and as soon as we make a ton of money, we’re desperately looking for…
I walked in and inherited a management group that I didn’t know very well. They didn’t know me, and we had a very short window…
I think I was the first executive to ever speak at a Greenpeace business conference, in London in 2001. That didn’t play well here at…
I don’t care where you are in the world, people are aware of what technology is available to others. If you’re in Nairobi, you’re certainly…
All things being equal, I think people would still prefer to do business with their hometown companies. That’s true in America, that’s true in China,…
We took our eye off the ball as a company.
One cannot find a healthy economy anywhere in the world that does not have a strong industrial base, period.
When I joined Ford, in the late 1970s, I felt strongly we could not forever be a huge user of natural resources without there being…
I don’t ever want to believe my own press clippings, good or bad.
I never wanted Ford to be a place, like the tobacco industry, where our employees were not proud of coming to work for us. I…
As long as gas is cheaper than bottled water, we can’t be in a position of dictating to the consumer what to buy.
One of the things I’ve had the advantage of, growing up and being close to the top management of this company and other companies for…
I believe very strongly that corporations could and should be a major force for resolving social and environmental concerns in the twenty-first century.
Nobody’s irreplaceable, including me. I think for too long we’ve had a cult of personality in this company and in this industry, and frankly, I’d…
I think the world is filled with so much hype and PR bull. Frankly, it all comes out in the end. Good or bad, I’d…
There is a great demand everywhere in the world for individual mobility. People like the fact they are not on somebody else’s schedule. They can…
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