New G.M. CEO Has a Lot to Learn

So, what is there to know about Edward E. Whitacre Jr., the new CEO of General Motors? Well, he used to head AT&T, his nickname is "Big Ed," and apparently he has no idea when to hold his tongue. In an interview with Bloomberg, Whitacre said, "I don't know anything about cars... A business is a business, and I think I can learn about cars." Despite the baffling comments, Whitacre has the endorsement of many higher-ups in Washington, D.C. and Detroit and is credited with revamping AT&T into a successful 21st century company that embraces new technology. The hope is that he can do the same with G.M.