‘How Stupid Are We?’ and Other International Business News

This week there have been a couple of interesting developing in international business that can help us learn some important lessons about business. US Tire Maker Titan International CEO Maurice Taylor Derides French Workers As Lazy For Putting In ‘Three Hours A Day’ First, it has been interesting to see the fall out after the CEO of US Tire Maker, Titan International responded negatively to the suggestion that they purchase a failing factory in France.  After outlining how he perceives the French workers as lazy and the financial burden of manufacturing in France, he summarizes his position by stating, ‘How stupid are we?’ I still find this to be an amazing situation.  It demonstrates the interaction (both positive and negative) that business and government necessarily have.  As communities seek to bring in large employers, they will invariable run in to…