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Richard Anderson Speaks Out

Wed Aug 08, 2001 4:15 am

Richard Anderson (CEO of Northwest) had a very interesting interview in the Business Travel News last week.

http://www.btnonline.com/db_area/archives/2001/07/01073006.htm

Some highlights include :

* Flat seats in World Business Class starting in 2002
* The future of Wings Alliance
* Strategic plans to grow Detroit
* Corporate account sales strategies
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RE: Richard Anderson Speaks Out

Wed Aug 08, 2001 4:59 am

I'm glad to see these changes coming to NWA. I think Anderson will prove to be an asset to the company, and when finances inprove, I expect to see employee morale go up too!

I think people are going to be surprised at how good NWA will become!
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RE: Richard Anderson Speaks Out

Wed Aug 08, 2001 1:30 pm

Awesome article. Thanks for posting the link!
 
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RE: Richard Anderson Speaks Out

Wed Aug 08, 2001 1:41 pm

Great artice! Thanks for the link! I like this:

We invented alliances at Northwest because we realized, first and foremost, that in order to gain scope and scale we needed a partner. Likewise, KLM was never going to have a presence in North Dakota, for example. Everything you see at Star and Oneworld are copycat situations.

That copycat part is SO TRUE!

Chris
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RE: Richard Anderson Speaks Out

Wed Aug 08, 2001 2:13 pm

Richard Anderson is a very smart businessman, and speaks like any great CEO should... he can express technicalities in very direct terms.

Too bad Jim Goodwin only has about 1/4 the intelligence (or so it seems from his public speaking).