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The end of Volkswagen's Ferdinand Piëch

Apr 28, 2015

It’s almost Shakespearean: A powerful leader, pushed out because he pushed for the ouster of another powerful leader.

Ferdinand Piëch, the grandson of the founder of Volkswagen, faces an "ignominious end," Howes said.
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Alas, this is not the Bard’s story. This is about Volkswagen.

“Oh man, this is potentially the end of a very long era at Volkswagen, which is now I think the largest automaker in the world, and certainly the largest in Europe,” Detroit News Columnist Daniel Howes said.

Listen above to the story of Ferdinand Piëch, Volkswagen AG’s legendary boss.