To Be, Or Not to Be

A change in management can be a stately coronation -- or a tragicomedy of indecision. Two examples of the latter: the Hamlet-like wavering of GM purchasing head J. Ignacio Lopez de Arriortua and the ever-changing status of Pete Hamill at the People's Republic of the New York Post.

GENERAL MOTORS

Wed., March 10

Lopez hands his letter of resignation to CEO Jack Smith.

Thurs., March 11

Smith offers Lopez a higher post. Lopez thinks it over but declines.

Fri., March 12

Chief financial officer and chief counsel beg Lopez to reconsider.

Sat., March 13

Lopez reluctantly agrees to stay on.

Mon.,...

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