While we’ve been talking a lot about Jan Åke’s retirement, Vladimir’s intent to invest in the company, and how certain members of the Swedish press feels that Victor is the antichrist, we may have lost sight of […]
Keep calm and carry on? Where is the ship steering. An information director who does not inform when asked questions. It is a company not a police investigation?
”The truth shall set You free!”
Bad timing indeed:
– ovloV scouting for 1000 engineers, I bet the look upstreams towards Trollhättan
I have had the possibility to read the ”Cirkus Muller” book.
It is really interesting reading it is primarily based on interviews with the following people
Bo Andersson, Vladimir Antonov, Peter Brown, Maarten de Bruijn, Joop Donkervoort, Ferdinand Dudenhöffer, Peter van Egmond, Jöran Hägglund, Lennart Iredahl, Jan-Åke Jonsson, Christian von Koenigsegg, Victor Muller, Maud Olofsson, Chris Preuss. Hans van Rennes, Jan Maarten Slagter, David Tomic, Jörgen Trued and Ed Whitacre
Jens has also interviewed 8 persons, who all of them has agreed only to speak if granted anonymity. These persons are people who has worked or is working near Victor Muller or have know Spykers CEO on some other way. The have all asked for anonymity becausae the do not want to face the wrath of Victor Muller.
Having read the book I must say it is an entertaining book of a multifaceted person who raises from the playboy like life in the snobby Minerva Society at his University. Mingling with the wealthiest people in Holland and getting the prettiest girl an ex-model.
Th book takes You on a roller coaster journey through a business life few can only dream on. Big business, fast cars, rich people.
The interiors painted in the motorsportbusiness are just for themselves worth reading the book. The struggle the go through with just about anything and parallel to this developing a street legal car.
Anyone who likes F1 will have some great reading.
Buying SAAB. According to Vladimir Antonov it was his idea to try to buy Saab. The author speculates that the one who was truly interested in Saab was Vladimir not Victor. The only one of the two who has owned a Saab is Vladimir.
Victor says that if we only can get the Saab enthusiast to by the new car the company is saved (have we?).
5 pages on the SaabsUnited Historic Rally Team most of it correctly written besides it was not Vladimir who paid for the extravagant lunch at The Grand Hotel it was my team buddy Bo.
To wrap it up it IS an entertaining book well worth to read. Anyone who is interested in the Saab company should read it. It is a must to get the broad picture. Then one can make up his/hers mind.
The book can be bought at a special negotiated SU price at Ekerlids Books
190 SEK incl 25% VAT and freight in Sweden
In Europe 266 SEK
Outside Europe 288 SEK
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org and mention ”Specialpris” in the email!
-”Sweden is a small place” 🙂 😉
You are so right, SUHRT are in the same situation to place an order on two 9-5´s. I do not feel comfortable at all. I contacted Vladimir asking him to step in and lay the cards right. It is much frustration around so maybe it is better to let the pressure out once for all. I do not take the Keep Calm….. anymore. A company has to pay the bills in time that is the the way the whole system operates. NTP experiences hands on says it all, people, customers, the general public, supplier, contractors finally comes to the roads end. We must avoid that.
CONFIDENCE is the key word of the day I wish that AngelCard could come up today…and tomorrow…. and the day after that.
Do Yourself a favor read it first come with constructive critique after… OK