How corporate leaders should deal with intimations of mortality

Death and disease are the last corporate taboos, as the passing of Mr Sergio Marchionne, chief executive of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, reveals.

Mr Marchionne was a towering figure, architect of the turnaround of not one, but two legendary carmakers. So his sudden death last month, aged 66, fuelled wild speculation about what had happened.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 07, 2018, with the headline 'How corporate leaders should deal with intimations of mortality'. Print Edition | Subscribe