DETROIT -- Same company, similar problems. Is history repeating itself? In October 2000, when Ward’s interviewed James P. Holden, then president of DaimlerChrysler Corp., the talk was of the money drain from incentives, a poorly executed launch of the new minivan and the bottom falling out of the economy, all of which meant second-half earnings were eating their way through the profits racked up in the first half. It was the last interview Holden gave on the job. Shortly afterward, he ...
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