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An Inside Look At The Crisis At Boeing, with Bloomberg’s Peter Robison
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Bloomberg writer Peter Robison conducted more than a dozen interviews with former Boeing employees and FAA inspectors, and went through hundreds of pages of internal emails and records. In a piece entitled “Former Boeing Engineers Say Relentless Cost Cutting Sacrificed Safety” he writes this: “The crisis is best understood as part of a larger drama that’s played out as Boeing has reshaped its workforce in an all-consuming focus on shareholder value.” In that pressured environment, what gets sacrificed on the altar of more profits, now? It wasn’t supposed to be this way... If this could happen to Boeing, what’s the lesson for other companies?