Harvard Trade Assessment Press to Put up Collision Route, a Surprising Narrative Chronicling the Upward push, Fall, and Eventual Break out From Japan of Former Nissan CEO, Carlos Ghosn

Corresponding podcast miniseries launches with unique interview with Ghosn himself

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Harvard Trade Assessment Press is happy to announce the newsletter of Collision Course: Carlos Ghosn and the Culture Wars That Upended an Auto Empire. To be had in shops on June 22nd, the guide chronicles the upward thrust, fall, and shocking get away of the jet-setting CEO who stored Nissan and made it a part of an international car empire.

Veteran Tokyo-based newshounds Hans Greimel and William Sposato cross in the back of the scenes revealing why the alliance between Renault and Nissan was once a problem to regulate. They provide an explanation for how economics, historical past, nationwide passion, criminal custom, and hubris converged, and why a few of Ghosn’s cohorts fell at the side of him, whilst others, who reputedly had a hand within the alleged crimes, stroll unfastened nowadays. In addition they equip readers to pass judgement on for themselves whether or not Ghosn is a fraudster evading justice, as Jap prosecutors declare; a sufferer of a device that set him as much as fall; or whether or not the solution lies someplace in between.

Timed with the guide’s unencumber, Harvard Trade Assessment has produced a podcast miniseries known as “The Rise and Fall of Carlos Ghosn.” It tells Ghosn’s tale thru authentic reporting, control research, and insider accounts – and comprises an unique interview with Ghosn himself. Hosted through HBR’s Curt Nickisch, the podcast explores Ghosn’s successes and screw ups, insights at the nature of other folks, companies, and control—and solutions the ever-evolving query: How did Carlos Ghosn cross from being some of the international’s maximum visionary CEOs to a fugitive from justice?

Brazilian-born with Lebanese roots, Ghosn first rose to prominence on the French automaker Renault, the place his methodical consideration to element, value, potency, and income made him the easiest guy for the activity of changing a then near-bankrupt Nissan, which Renault had rescued with a $5.1 billion bailout. His luck in development a colossal partnership between Nissan and Renault made him a cult hero in Japan and a globally identified legend within the trade international.

In past due 2018, Ghosn discovered himself arrested and sooner or later jailed for 130 days through the Jap justice device. He was once accused of hiding greater than $80 million in deferred repayment and diverting tens of millions extra of corporate cash for personal use. On December 29, 2019, he surprised the sector with a Hollywood-style get away with the assistance of a former US Military Particular Forces operative.

COLLISION COURSE is a gripping narrative that serves as phase cautionary story, phase object lesson, and phase forewarning of the expanding complexity of doing world trade in a nationalistic international. In step with Bob Lutz, former Vice Chairman, Basic Motors, This guide is brilliantly conceived and written. Even supposing factual, it reads like a fast moving secret agent novel. The authors have created a dispassionate narrative that will likely be of lasting worth no longer handiest to trade pros but additionally to these dedicated to the learn about of the human sciences.”


Hans Greimel is an award-winning American trade journalist founded in Tokyo, the place he serves as Asia Editor for Car Information, overseeing protection from Japan, China, and South Korea. He has been writing about Nissan and the alliance for greater than a decade and has interviewed Carlos Ghosn more than one occasions, together with a one-on-one interview after Ghosn’s arrest.

William Sposato is a Tokyo-based correspondent and marketing consultant energetic in Japan for greater than two decades, with senior roles at Reuters and the Wall Side road Magazine.


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