In what was later described as a “culture of concealment,” Boeing’s decision to keep its ill-fated 737 Max planes flying — regardless of indicators, including employee warnings that they should be grounded and serious software glitches corrected — resulted in 346 ticket-buyers suffering a most horrific death.
Yet, couldn’t those same Boeing decision-makers and/or their young families also potentially be flying on one of its ill-fated flights?
Assuming the CEOs are not sufficiently foolish to believe their loved-ones will somehow always evade such repercussions related to the former’s reckless decisions, I wonder whether the profit objective of a CEO’s job-description nature is somehow irresistible to him or her?
It brings to mind the allegorical fox stung by the instinct-abiding scorpion while ferrying it across the river, leaving both to drown.
Frank Sterle Jr.
White Rock, B.C.