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Carlos Ghosn and Nissan Motor employees celebrate addition of 1 million vehicles.
My Personal History: Carlos Ghosn

Carlos Ghosn (16) Codifying the Nissan Way

After the success of Nissan 180, Ghosn and his team set a course for lasting growth

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I have on the bookcase in my office a photo book titled "Shift," which charts our journey from 1999, when I first came to Japan, to 2005, which marked the end of the Nissan 180 plan. Copies of "Shift" were distributed worldwide and handed out to all Nissan Motor employees, and it does its best to capture the six years that, as I wrote in the book, forever changed us, as a company and also as leaders. The final photo is especially meaningful: It captures the moment right after we sold our 1 millionth vehicle, reaching our Nissan 180 goal.

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