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CEO who sold furniture to Steve Jobs now aims Ford at the future

New Ford Motor CEO Jim Hackett is reputed to be a visionary executive comfortable in the high-tech world, and who is willing to cut staff.

Southfield, Michigan

JIM Hackett once sold office furniture to Apple Inc co-founder Steve Jobs. He also landed Jim Harbaugh to coach University of Michigan football. Neither were easy tasks.

Now he has to convince investors and car buyers that Ford Motor Co has a better idea for...

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