Backbiting At Daimler

Daimler Benz has been shaken by the publication of a vitriolic attack on the strategies and personality of its former CEO, Edzard Reuter. But the incident probably gives Reuter's successor, Jurgen E. Schrempp, a free hand at the German industrial giant. He is now likely to unshackle the company even faster from Reuter's costly, and largely failed, diversification policy.

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