The concern, the family, the power

Original Title: Flick

Hardcover with jacket, 912 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in., 74 b/w illustrations
ISBN: 978-3-89667-400-5
€ 34.95 [D] | € 36.00 [A] | CHF 47.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Blessing

Date of publication: September 21, 2009
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Norbert  Frei, Ralf  Ahrens, Jörg  Osterloh, Tim  Schanetzky - Flick


The history of an industrial dynasty – and an example of unscrupulous capitalism

No other name embodies the drama of the German economy in the 20th century more clearly than that of Flick. An unparalleled rise was twice followed by political and moral bankruptcy. Flick was successful under four political systems, from the latter days of the German empire, through the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich up into the Federal Republic – and yet he failed all along the line. What he had in mind was a huge conglomerate that was to remain in the hands of the family from one generation to the next.
But first the father failed, and then the sons. The techniques used by the Flicks to exert political influence in order to reach their entrepreneurial goals had remained disastrously unaltered since the 1920s. The conglomerate’s founder is to this day still a symbol of entrepreneurial unscrupulousness and an inability to understand one’s own guilt.

The authors have laid out the history of the infamous dynasty, the power and potential of which were always closely linked with politics – and the scandals of which always aroused general opinion. As riveting as a thriller and highly topical.


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