http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/04/b...-the-fiat-dynasty-charts-his-course.html?_r=0 An important and succint yet analytically sound article in the New York Times about the stupensous success of John Elkann (and Sergio Marchionne) at managing and re-invigorating Fiat, Jeep etc but also the rest of the Agnelli family holdings (grouped under EXOR). The article is occassioned by the very audacious and canny and aggressive, without being overly risk-seeking, takeover just days ago for many billions of euro-s of Partner Re, one of the world's biggest and most profitable global re-insurance firms. Behind the scenes, mostly, at EXOR, while it is the other way around at FCA and Case New Holland Industrial etc is: that man again, Sergio Marchionne! Only and Italian or French businessman and manager and entrepremeur can have this sheer range of repeatedly proven abilities, across industries and across geographies, as Sergio Marchionne (+John Elkann), all in VERY VERY trying, recessionary circumstances. "Renaissance Man": holder of three advanced degrees, including one in philosophy in think, and raised, educated, and worked in several countries, speaking multiple languages, highly cosmopolitan etc etc. Only Tata Sons would seem to have this degree of cultural/intellectual/ethical ability as managers and entrepreneurs. At least I cannot think of any other top manager/promoter etc having this sort of range of ability and of success?