Volkswagen– What Might Have Caused the Emissions Scandal?

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During the writing of my upcoming book, a shocking story came out about Volkswagen. It was discovered that eleven million diesel vehicles sold in the United States and Europe contained a so-called software-enabled “defeat device,” which effectively lowered vehicle emissions for regulatory testing purposes. Basically it was a technique to deceive the regulatory agencies and […]

The Value of Hot Buttons

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I had dinner recently with a friend who is the CEO of a large company. He was complaining to me about how difficult he found it to effect change. He described how his company was mired in processes that reinforced the silos within the organization, and perhaps more important, that no one appeared to clear […]