GM Chairman Whitacre: The culture doesn't need changing

New General Motors Chairman Edward Whitacre is every bit a Detroit outsider. He’s a lanky Texan who ran a phone company. He speaks plainly in a drawl. He went to Texas Tech, not University of Michigan or Michigan State like so many Motown managers. He didn’t even get a Harvard MBA. But some of what he had to say after his first board meeting sounded pretty familiar.

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