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Flying Blind

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Flying Blind by Peter Robison
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Nov 30, 2021 | ISBN 9780593454732 | 646 Minutes

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*An NPR “Books We Love” Selection of 2021

“Vividly written and meticulously researched, Flying Blind is a story everyone—every consumer, every citizen, every worker in every industry—needs to read. Peter Robison brilliantly places Boeing’s deadly downfall within the larger tragedy of an American business culture that gradually has smashed every altar but the one where the bottom line is worshipped.”
Diana B. Henriques, New York Times bestselling author of The Wizard of Lies and A First-Class Catastrophe

“Flying Blind is superb reporting in service of a riveting story. Robison has crafted this tour de force masterfully, showing how modern capitalism’s abandonment of quality in favor of quick bucks literally knocked airplanes out of the sky. As you turn each page in growing disbelief and anger, I guarantee it will keep you reading late into the night.”
Kurt Eichenwald, New York Times bestselling author of Conspiracy of Fools and The Informant

“Peter Robison’s compelling and richly reported Flying Blind is about so much more than the sad decline of Boeing and the tragic mistakes that led to the 737 Max disaster. It’s also the urgent story of how the almighty profit motive supplanted a culture of engineering excellence in boardrooms across America and the avoidable calamity that has impacted all of us as a result.”
Brad Stone, New York Times bestselling author of Amazon Unbound and The Everything Store

“Peter Robison’s Flying Blind is the astoundingly well reported and beautifully told story of the downfall of what was once a great American company.  Robison, who got to know Boeing in the late 1990s as a beat reporter, watched as the proud engineering culture was decimated by those who cared first and foremost about making money.  The details are unique, but what makes this book a must-read is that the story’s theme has become all too common.”
Bethany McLean, New York Times bestselling co-author of The Smartest Guys in the Room

Flying Blind is a gripping narrative and required reading for anyone who wants to understand how one of America’s mightiest corporations veered so badly off course.”
Sheelah Kolhatkar, New Yorker staff writer and New York Times bestselling author of Black Edge

“Chilling…A vital and enraging portrait of an avoidable tragedy.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A remarkable look at corporate culture’s impact on consumer safety, Flying Blind is a captivating and unsettling portrait of Boeing and American business.”
Booklist (starred review)

“[A] revealing exposé…A damning, highly readable account of a once-great company brought to its knees by bad leadership.”
—Kirkus Reviews

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