though, investors aren't impressed -- Toyota's shares are down 20 percent so far this year while Hyundai's have surged 25 percent. CHANGE AGENT While Toyoda may want to be judged over the long term, those who know him say he is constantly challenging the status quo and grows irritable when he senses resistance to change. He holds weekly meetings with his five executive vice presidents in a free-flowing style with no prepared documents -- a departure from past practice. Soon after the ...
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