Faster, Higher, Farther The Volkswagen Scandal

Faster, Higher, Farther
Auteur: Jack Ewing
Uitgever: Ww Norton & Co
  • Engels
  • Hardcover
  • 9780393254501
  • Druk: 1
  • mei 2017
  • 352 pagina's
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Jack Ewing

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A shocking expose of Volkswagen's fraud by the New York Times reporter who covered the scandal. When news of Volkswagen's clean diesel fraud first broke in September 2015, it sent shockwaves around the world. Overnight, the company long associated with quality, reliability and trust became a universal symbol of greed and deception. Consumers were outraged, investors panicked, the company embarrassed and facing bankruptcy. As lawsuits and criminal investigations piled up, by early 2017 VW had settled with regulators and car-owners for $20 billion, with additional fines and claims still looming. In Faster, Higher, Farther, Jack Ewing rips the lid off the scandal. He describes VW's rise from the people's car during the Nazi era to one of Germany's most prestigious and important global brands, touted for being green. He paints vivid portraits of Volkswagen chairman Ferdinand Piech and chief executive Martin Winterkorn, arguing that their unremitting ambition drove employees, working feverishly in pursuit of impossible sales targets, to illegal methods. With unprecedented access to key players and a ringside seat during the course of the legal proceedings, Faster, Higher, Farther reveals how the succeed-at-all-costs culture prevalent in modern boardrooms led to one of corporate history's farthest-reaching cases of fraud-with potentially devastating consequences. As the future of one of the world's biggest companies remains uncertain, this is the extraordinary story of Volkswagen's downfall.

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Meticulously chronicles one of the greatest corporate scandals ever'. -- Library Journal A shocking, sobering story-and, given the current antiregulatory mood, one likely to be repeated. -- Kirkus It is a corporate scandal to rival Enron and Lehman Brothers....Ewing weaves a conspiratorial tale of corporate greed run amok. Capturing the public fascination with craven financial scandals, and with a movie in the works, Ewing's sordid saga is the latest addition to the history of corporate fraud. -- Booklist (starred review) A fascinating expose....Ewing's compelling prose makes his book read like entertainment more than education and the story of Volkswagen's fall...is a study in corporate hubris. -- Publishers Weekly Perversely engaging. -- Barron's Exhaustive. -- Richard Epstein - Forbes A damning indictment of corporate malfeasance and...an accessible account of one of the most expensive business mistakes ever recorded. -- Patrick McGee - Financial Times A shocking and incredibly compelling expose of one of the great corporate scandals of all time....reads like a fast-paced thriller. -- The Guardian Faster, Higher, Farther: The Volkswagen Scandal takes readers through the combination of pressures that produced what may be the biggest corporate scandal ever, detailing the company's personalities and the history behind the saga with fluency and wit. -- The Atlantic This will go down in history books as a great corporate scandal , but the story told by the New York Times reporter Jack Ewing...is also much more than that. It's a rich history of a company whose cars, for better and worse, have touched millions of lives, a character study of a brilliant but deeply flawed leader, and a case study in how a corporate culture can turn toxic. -- Bethany McLean - New York Times Book Review

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Engels
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Hardcover
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1
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mei 2017
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352 pagina's
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The Volkswagen Scandal
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