Monday August 10, 2020

The strange case of the auto boss who fell to earth

The downfall of the former Renault-Nissan boss tells us something about the self-destructive nature of ambitious and successful people who surround themselves with bag carriers and platoons of cowed assistants

5th January, 2020
Carlos Ghosn escaped from custody in Japan in sensational fashion last week

The downfall of Carlos Ghosn was already so extreme – so dramatic, absurd and total – that it seemed there was nothing more to add. Then, early last week, one of the world’s most famous businessmen was smuggled out of Tokyo in, we are led to believe, a large musical instrument case. Even if this little detail is not true, it will surely be the climactic scene in the movie that is bound to follow....

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