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An insider’s view on the City of London and beyond

Predicting the VW share collapse a year ago

Who else will fall?

Companies that do outstandingly well on the back of a “hero” CEO will crash, we predicted a year ago. The hero generally turns into an over-controlling, hyped up central figure who spends way too long in the job; who has the blind enthusiasm of investors and the public; who indulges in a stream of acquisitions; and who ensures there are no obvious successors.

Volkswagen was on our list. Which are the other companies? Take a look at our video on YouTube.

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