Yesterday, GM CEO Fritz Henderson resigned (or fired!) and was temporarily replaced by a random old white guy with no car company experience. Clearly Ed Whitacre's the wrong person for the job. So, who should run GM?
We think Fritz's outspoken daughter Sarah would make a fine CEO. As she demonstrated on Facebook yesterday, not only does she have an excellent grasp of social media, but she also likely has the grit and determination necessary to run a company as troubled as GM. Her lack of experience shouldn't be a problem, because after all, if you listen to Ed and the new GM board, it didn't help her dad out. Also, lack of experience ain't stopping Ed. Plus, it looks like she likes to let her hair down a bit and that's not so bad.
The biggest problem GM's had the last eight months is no matter which head of the hydra, Fritz, Ed or Bob, was used to sell the company's image — they all look the same — some random old white guy. So, you know, it wouldn't be the worst idea to put someone in the CEO slot who represents the type of people they'd like to be selling cars to as opposed to the type of people they used to try and sell cars too.
But maybe we're wrong, maybe a college student isn't the best person to run our country's largest automaker. So tell us who is.
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