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Business Behaving Badly

Business Behaving Badly: Volkswagen

In Business Behaving Badly I call out real world examples of businesses acting like fantasy villains. In this episode, however, I have a more direct connection to fantasy than I expected. You’re up: Volkswagen.

The first thing I thought of upon hearing¬†about the Volkswagen scandal was, ironically enough, an apocalyptic comedy by two of my favorite authors. In Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and the late great Terry Pratchett, the four horsemen of the apocalypse appear to usher in the end of the world. I know it’s a strange connection to make. Stick with me here.

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Business Behaving Badly

Business Behaving Badly: Coke

One of the key themes in Orconomics: a Satire is that when business fails to adhere to ethical standards or even basic human decency, it can really muck with the rest of society. Lest anyone think I’m unfair to our business community, I’m writing an occasional segment entitled Business Behaving Badly, wherein I call out real world examples of businesses acting like fantasy villains. In this episode: Coke.

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