ceo speaks: Q&A Carlos Ghosn

The celebrated auto exec says benchmarking is the key to any good alliance

He is easily the most sought after automobile executive on the planet. Carlos Ghosn, 52, CEO of both France's Renault and Japan's Nissan, recently began discussions with General Motors about another linkup, one designed to bring GM out of its tailspin. If anyone can do it, the thinking goes, it's Ghosn. Before his GM meeting, Ghosn sat down with TIME's BILL SAPORITO to talk about cars, corporate cultures and clashes.

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