Originally Posted by Allegro
I can't label it the same way. I don't know how I would react if I had the same diagnosis. One only knows when it happens. I am wondering if the quest to find a partner for FCA was fueled by what he was going through.
It's called responsibility. Of course a person in isolation may not want people to know, but when you're the CEO of a massive international company with thousands of employees and you need for secrecy blindsides them and leaves them in the lurch, that's the definition of irresponsible.
As for his quest to find a partner, he ran off offers from VWAG, Hyundai-Kia, GAC, and Geely (rumored). If finding a partner was his goal, he didn't know how to close the deal.
Manley will need to find a partner ASAP because aside from Jeep and Ram, the rest of FCA is a dire mess of old products (300, Charger, Journey, Challenger, Durango), aging products (Grand Cherokee, Ghibli, Quattroporte), and new products that sell poorly for their segments (Levante, Giulia, Stelvio, Pacifica).