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Yesterday’s Western How a banker in woman’s clothing escaped punishment

Peter Young aka “Elizabeth” on the way to courtJindrich Novotny Peter Young is a star in the City of London.…

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Yesterday’s WesternBernard Tapie and the battle for Adidas

In the end, Bernard Tapie got rich with Adidas. But not because the French entrepreneur was very fortunate with his…

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Yesterday’s Western How Pepsi acquired 17 submarines

Swap soda for warships: Pepsi boss Don KendallIllustration: Jindrich Novotny The roots for the brief rise to military power are…

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Yesterday’s Western How Hoover ruined himself with free flights

Harry Cichy fought for cheated vacuum cleaner buyersIllustration by Jindrich Novotny At first it all looked like a gigantic success.…

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Yesterday’s Western The Downfall of Borgward

In the 1950s, Borgward was one of the major German car brandsMichi-Nordlicht on Pixabay The hero: a brilliant car maker.…

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Yesterday’s Western The Cold War for “Carl Zeiss”

Zeiss logo at the company’s headquarters in OberkochenZeiss Everything had long been divided up with brutal clarity: the population, capital,…

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Yesterday’s Western How Gontard & Metallbank went down with the Neuer Markt

Lothar Mark used the euphoria on the Neuer MarktJindrich Novotny Many Frankfurt bankers must have hated Lothar Mark, the envy…

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Yesterday’s WesternHow Siemens lost the battle for cell phones

Employees walk past a mobile phone advertisement into the BenQ plant in Kamp-Lintfort. After a year the production was overdpa…

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Yesterdays Western How a Swabian looted Eastern businesses after the turnaround

Wolfgang G. promised a lot – and did not deliverIllustration: Jindrich Novotny It wasn’t long before the fairy tale about…

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Yesterday’s WesternHow Hoechst AG was smashed

Former Hoechst CEO Jürgen Dormann in a photo from 1998dpa When Jürgen Dormann quit his last big job a few…

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