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.