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Ford CEO Joins Tesla's Musk in Appealing to Employees for Profit

  • Hackett calls 2018 performance ‘mediocre by any standard’
  • Chief executive said last week he was ‘not happy’ with results
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Ford Motor Co.’s Jim Hackett and Tesla Inc.’s Elon Musk are rallying the troops with similar appeals to make more money.

Hackett called Ford’s performance last year “mediocre by any standard” in an email to employees late Thursday, according to a person familiar with it, who asked not to be identified discussing internal communications.