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Boeing's story is the corporate scandal that's transfixed the world like none since the bankruptcy of Enron and the BP oil spill.

In examining the history of the 737, a highly regarded plane that Boeing's new management degraded with cost-focused mandates, Flying Blind explores how Boeing skimped on testing in the race to match a competing plane from Airbus, outsourced software work to poorly paid graduates in India and convinced the US Federal Aviation Authority to put the MAX into service without requiring pilots to undergo simulator training.

Dramatically framed around the 737 MAX crashes, Flying Blind is the definitive exposé that for the first time tells the larger, decades-long story of how a corrupt corporate culture paved the way for the cataclysm.

©2021 Peter Robison (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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Incredible book but shocking

This is a truly shocking book that damns corporate America and its ability to show that money can cut red tape, influence and also corrupt all.

This is a shocking tale into how cutting corners, putting profit above safety, and how not having a good feedback culture does cost lives.

Incredibly well written and powerful.

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frightening

this could really be the business story of the last 100 years. flying blind is comprehensive and thorough and it combines history with the present and probably the future. a lot of people got away with a lot. the senior managers got away with their millions. the company got away with murder. it's a shocking story that is very well told and very well read.

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Important read

A must read for people who fly in Aeroplanes!
When the stock market beats safety.
I'm going to fly Airbus when I have the option

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a bit disappointing.

author wants to make a fairly standard case of corporate mismanagement into something far more than it sounds like it actually was. The constant political agenda is grating. And please - shareholder capitalism is no discredited idea of the 1970s: this is the fundamental insight of the Wealth of Nations. it is just that Jack Welch (and Boeing) were not especially good at understanding what was in the best interest of the shareholders.

there are much better indictments is Welch style corporate management than this.

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Boeing = psychotic management

For people who want to buy this to read along with the book, I can confirm it’s 100% word for word as written in the book.

A chilling account into the corruption and greed of Boeing and how they got away with Murder. 🩸

I’ve read a lot of books on psychology, and have watched countless hours of YouTube, to me all i could see where red flags of psychopaths running this company.