Edsel Ford: `I Want To Be Judged On My Ability'James B. Treece
Throughout his career at Ford Motor Co., Edsel B. Ford II has delighted in tweaking archrival General Motors Corp. When he began a two-year stint running Ford of Australia, GM dealers there sent him a pair of boxing gloves. He sent back a towel, suitable for throwing in. Later, while at Harvard business school's three-month management development program, his class toured GM's Framingham (Mass.) assembly plant. Edsel showed up for the trip wearing a Ford racing team jacket.
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