In person, Ghosn manages to be both enigmatic and forthright, smoothly pivoting a conversation from topic to topic — a talent that would have been a key element in his survival.
At the end of that month all major elements were assembled into one big file. That was the only way.
And speculation about his possible departure—and who would succeed him—began to weigh on the alliance. Nevertheless, I jumped headfirst into the task at hand.
Ghosn cut 20, jobs — 8. The list of disruptions hitting the auto industry is long. Not because they were higher quality, but because Nissan was trading with so many suppliers, we were not achieving the appropriate economies of scale to bring down the price per part.
Freeing up capital by dumping unproductive investments, cutting costs and workers, and bringing in new, often foreign, talent were assaults on the cornerstones of Japanese corporate culture.
I remember one executive meeting early on in my tenure in which I rejected the development plan for a new model called the X-Trail. This is why, Ghosn says, he talks to many tech companies, including Nvidia, for partnerships that he reckons would become the mainstay of the industry.
For the general shareholders meeting, I had practiced bowing at 30 and 60 degrees. There are no taboos, nothing is off-limits". Conversely, Renault owns 44 per cent of Nissan and can vote on corporate matters. I pushed them to think bigger. It was the first time that a plan for a new model had been rejected by the executives.
What I needed were managers who could solve problems in close cooperation with the Japanese. I met with many stakeholders, including the unions and suppliers.
Yoshino said the Japanese focus on relationships took a rough hit in the Ghosn years, but the impact had been far-reaching. Nissan was plagued with enormous debt and excessive production capacity, had not invested in new models due to cash flow problems and had investments tied up in its many suppliers — part of the Japanese Keiretsu industrial system.
The CFT is a concept at the core of my management approach, and it was a method I had practiced many times before and proved successfully in the face of many corporate challenges over my career.Carlos Ghosn’s biggest test yet: how to untie the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi knot in the tech age and as boss of a Franco-Japanese auto conglomerate headquartered in the Netherlands, he has a.
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