Balaji has been awarded the Alfred Sloan
Fellowship, the Erlang Prize, the Rollo Davidson Prize, and the IEEE Innovation in Social Infrastructure Award.
Berlin/Detroit: Ulrich Hackenberg isn't yet a household name but if Volkswagen's (VW) $70 billion bet on his big idea pays off, he may join the likes of Henry Ford, Alfred Sloan
and Taiichi Ohno in the canon of auto industry pioneers.
The 1st wave was in the 1920s where Alfred Sloan
from General Motors established the concept of organizational structure; the 2nd wave was in the 1950s when Peter Drucker codified the role of management; the 3rd wave was in the 1980s when Japanese business brought forth the concept of team; and now the 4th wave is a new type of company which links profit with purpose.
Meanwhile, his rival at GM, Alfred Sloan
, saw a market opportunity--providing consumers with a choice of colors and designs.
Founded in 1908, GM rose to dominate the US and global car industries under the stewardship of Alfred Sloan
, its then chief executive, who famously pledged the firm would deliver "a car for every purse and purpose".
Pelfrey tells the story of Billy Durant, GM's founder, and Alfred Sloan
, his successor, and their work to build the company, and its relationship with Henry Ford, Ransom Olds, Henry Leland, Walter Chrysler, and others in the auto industry, focusing on the first quarter of the twentieth century.
The latter will be the youngest head of GM since Mr Alfred Sloan
, who took over the company in the 1920s.
(1875-1966) was responsible for the success of the American car manufacturer General Motors (GM), which grew to be the largest organisation the world had seen.
After a year as an Alfred Sloan
Fellow at MIT with a freshly minted master's degree in management, he took hold of the 100-year-old corporation and turned it "upside down and inside out.
Ashish has an MBA from UCLA and a BS/BA in Computer Science and Economics from Grinnell College, IA, where he was a Phi Beta Kappa scholar and the recipient of the Robert Noyce Fellowship award and two Alfred Sloan
Scholarships to drive solar-based refrigeration projects in India and eco-tourism activities in Costa Rica.
He was also an Alfred Sloan
Fellow at MIT and a Fellow of Public Policy & Management at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government for one year.
He actually provides an example of a very successful automotive company that prospered by being comparatively decentralized: General Motors during the period when Alfred Sloan
was running the corporation, when there were individual divisions with their own P & L.