He was also one of the first auto industry executives to recognize and pursue partnerships among business, government and communities.
At Stanford, he recruited star faculty and significantly increased the number of minority and female students.
“We weren’t a bunch of accountants,” he told Automotive News in 2003. “We knew the importance of people.”
"I sent it out and had 100 copies made," Miller recalled. "When it was finished, I went proudly in to see Mr. Ford. He looked at it and said, 'I like it. I need five more. My two brothers, my sister, my mother and my grandmother.' I didn't tell him I had 94 copies left."
Our love for the new Honda Accord knows no bounds. We’ve squealed in delight about the transcendent subtlety that comes with the turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four in the high-end models. Whether that’s with a six-speed manual or a 10-speed automatic transmission, the 2.0-liter turbo is a critical element in a wonderful car. The thing is, if history is a guide, the majority of the Accords that Honda sells won’t have that engine.
Most people people buy their cars on finance these days, but if you like to swap into something new every few years, it can actually be cheaper to take out a personal contract hire agreement.