Ford CEO Mark Fields has “retired,” pushed out by the board of directors after 28 years with the company.
Ford CEO Mark Fields has “retired,” pushed out by the board of directors after 28 years with the company.
DEARBORN, Mich. — In a shake-up reflecting the pressures on the American auto industry, Ford Motor is replacing its chief executive, Mark Fields, according to officials briefed on the move.
DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford Motor was the American automaker savvy enough to avoid bankruptcy when industry sales collapsed during the 2008 financial crisis. Then it rode economic recovery and cheap gasoline to record sales and profits.
Ford CEO Mark Fields informed President Donald Trump that around 1 million jobs could be at risk if newly implemented fuel economy standards aren’t adjusted. The assessment came following a meeting between the heads of major automakers and the president on Tuesday, according to Bloomberg.
The company aims to have its fully autonomous cars on the road in a commercial setting, such as a ride-sharing program, by 2021. Ford, though, isn't the only company trying to bring self-driving cars to market during the next five years.
Ford reported third-quarter earnings on Thursday, beating Wall Street's estimates. Afterwards, on a conference call with analysts, CEO Mark Fields was asked by Morgan Stanley's Adam Jonas if Ford could enhance the safety of its vehicles by beginning to install more advanced self-driving systems.
America’s films are among its greatest exports. Since Thomas Edison’s innovations in the medium in the 1890s, the United States has consistently been a powerhouse in the development of cinema – from the massively popular entertainments of Hollywood to independent and avant-garde film.
Search engines are pretty good at finding what you’re looking for these days, but sometimes they still come up short. For those occasions there are a few little known tricks which come in handy.
Ford Motor Co. announced the departure of CEO Mark Fields on Monday, and some industry experts are calling it a takeover from within. Fields' replacement, James Hackett, is the chairman of the Ford unit that works on autonomous vehicles.
Ford CEO Mark Fields is perfectly willing to admit cities of the future won't be ruled by cars. In an interview with Business Insider, Fields discussed his company's vision for moving into urban planning projects within 15 or 20 years.
a phrase originated by Peter Drucker and made famous by Mark Fields, President at Ford, is an absolute reality! Any company disconnecting the two are putting their success at risk.
Ford CEO Mark Fields is stepping down, to be replaced with board member and Ford Smart Mobility Chairman Jim Hackett.
The news on Monday that Ford CEO Mark Fields will step down wasn't entirely surprising. Fields oversaw the carmaker's recovery from the Great Recession and its most profitable year ever, 2016, when the company made almost $11 billion.
By far, the biggest leap forward at CES 2016 was the progress being made in autonomous vehicles.
Ford has been having a tough time. The car maker's stock price has fallen more than a third since Mark Fields became CEO in July 2014.
In the summer of 2000, I had an encounter with pasta that changed my perception of food. I was 16 and visiting family in a rural backwater in northeastern Italy. At a modest hotel restaurant, I ordered a plate of spaghetti with cherry tomatoes. The dish was revelatory.
Apple quietly acquired Messerschmidt’s startup in 2010 (after Messerschmidt sent Steve Jobs an unsolicited email, but that’s another story). Afterwards, Messerschmidt was placed on the Apple Watch team, where he led a group charged with architecting new sensor technologies for the device.
Mark Fields was ousted as CEO of Ford on Monday, not quite three years into his tenure. Two main explanations arise for Fields' departure.
Everybody wants what feels good.
This is a critical moment in our shared history. We are facing a transportation crisis. It’s pretty clear that the transportation systems we developed in the last century are at a breaking point. Let me give you some context.
The unraveling of an autonomous driving technology partnership between Ford and Google was a key moment that led to the departure of former CEO Mark Fields, according to Automotive News.
Let me start off by saying you really shouldn’t put form labels—or even placeholder text—inside of form fields if you want to be safe. But we can’t always play it safe. Sometimes putting labels inside of form fields is the best option we’ve got.
Keith Chen (TED Talk: Could your language affect your ability to save money?) might be an economist, but he wants to talk about language. For instance, he points out, in Chinese, saying “this is my uncle” is not as straightforward as you might think.
Are most of your users skipping the optional fields on your form? You might not need that extra information, but having it could help you learn more about users and give them a better experience.
It’s winter. If you drive a car that’s parked outside, you know what that means. It’s frigid as hell inside your car and the windshield is totally opaque from all the foggy ass frost. Not cool. How do you get rid of it? Hit the defrost button right? That’s not all.
When Apple first introduced Siri with the iPhone 4S, it was not the first time the world had seen voice control, but it did mark the first time a major company was releasing it to the world simultaneously on millions of mobile devices as their most prominent feature.
Hey, guess what? I got married two weeks ago. And like most people, I asked some of the older and wiser folks around me for a couple quick words of advice from their own marriages to make sure my wife and I didn’t shit the (same) bed.
Most of us don’t spend our days plowing fields or wrangling cattle. We’re part of the 99 percent of Americans who eat food, but don’t produce it.
In an early morning tweet, President Trump said Ford will announce today plans to make a “major investment” in three Michigan plants.
Imagine this: you’re a kid again, and you want to sell lemonade in your neighborhood. So you set up your little lemonade stand with your cardboard sign written in crayon and get to work. The first day, one person comes and buys some lemonade. Then the second day, two people come.
Print this out. Bookmark it. Send it to friends who don’t quite get the Primal thing. Consider this a valuable resource for all-things Primal. It’s a nice, alphabetical encapsulation of what it means to lead a Primal lifestyle. It’s not everything, of course.
How an extreme libertarian tract predicting the collapse of liberal democracies – written by Jacob Rees-Mogg’s father – inspired the likes of Peter Thiel to buy up property across the Pacific by If you’re interested in the end of the world, you’re interested in New Zealand.
Ford will fire CEO Mark Fields and replace him with self-driving car chief Jim Hackett, according to the New York Times. The news comes amid turmoil in the company, including a steep 25 percent drop in car sales so far this year and layoffs of 1,400 salaried employees and possibly many more to come.
Hey, guess what? I got married two weeks ago. And like most people, I asked some of the older and wiser folks around me for a couple quick words of relationship advice from their own marriages to make sure my wife and I didn’t shit the (same) bed.
The stated goal of our piece on healthy eating was to cut through all the noise and help everyone see how simple it is to eat well — even though it’s in the interests of those who market most of our food to make it confusing.
Editors' Note: This is the second piece in a series on the search for new physics at CERN. This series explores an anomaly CERN scientists announced last December at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), where protons are smashed together very close to the speed of light.
The Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani, who died on Friday, at the age of forty, was known to her colleagues as a virtuoso in the dynamics and geometry of complex surfaces—“science-fiction mathematics,” one admirer called it—and to her young daughter, Anahita, as something of an artist.
In my life, I have given a fuck about many people and many things. I have also not given a fuck about many people and many things. And those fucks I have not given have made all the difference. People often say the key to confidence and success in life is to simply “not give a fuck.
First Fact: At some point during evolution between plankton and Bon Jovi, apes evolved the ability to become emotionally attached to one another.
At an event at its recently finished Palo Alto research facility yesterday, Ford invited a wide swath of media to come check out the new digs — technology journalists, automotive journalists, broadcast and print publications, the whole nine yards.
Self-awareness is like great sex: everyone thinks they have a ton of it, but in reality no one knows what the fuck they’re doing. The fact is that the majority of our thoughts and actions are on autopilot. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing either.
PINK HILL, N.C. — On many mornings, as tobacco plants tower around her, Saray Cambray Alvarez pulls a black plastic garbage bag over her 13-year-old body to protect her skin from leaves dripping with nicotine-tinged dew.
When we meet Jesus of Nazareth at the beginning of the Gospel of Mark, almost surely the oldest of the four, he’s a full-grown man. He comes down from Galilee, meets John, an ascetic desert hermit who lives on locusts and wild honey, and is baptized by him in the River Jordan.
In-context descriptions or hints can help clarify what goes inside each form field, and therefore improve completion and conversion rates. There are many ways to provide hints. A common implementation is by inserting instructions within form fields.
One day, when my brother was 18, he waltzed into the living room and proudly announced to my mother and me that one day he was going to be a senator. My mom probably gave him the “That’s nice, dear,” treatment while I’m sure I was distracted by a bowl of Cheerios or something.
When I was like four years old, despite my mother warning me not to, I put my finger on a hot stove. The stove was red and bright and shiny and I knew yummy food came from it, so the allure was irresistible. That day I learned an important lesson: really hot things suck. They burn you.
It’s beyond strange that so many humans are clueless about how they should feed themselves. Every wild species on the planet knows how to do it; presumably ours did, too, before our oversized brains found new ways to complicate things.
Note: This is the second article in a series about gender and equality. The first one is called What’s the Problem with Men? In it, I discuss a lot of the unhealthy cultural forces that lead men to oppress women (as well as damage themselves).
The mystery behind how birds navigate might finally be solved: it's not the iron in their beaks providing a magnetic compass, but a newly discovered protein in their eyes that lets them "see" Earth's magnetic fields.