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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:37 pm 
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https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/360-degr ... erik-buell

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:50 pm 
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8-) very interesting read 8-)

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:56 pm 
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:yup:
a good attitude to have , but sadly lacking in many managers today

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:02 pm 
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Power to all craftsmen out there,much appreciated,and always underpaid :old:

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:31 pm 
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Hmmm.......interesting read but am I the only person left thinking that maybe Erik should have listened to his father ? If he had, maybe the various Buell business platforms wouldn't have failed due to financial burdens !
Everyone I've spoken to over the years has told me the same thing ie. whenever Erik was in a board meeting, tech meeting, sales meeting, whatever meeting, he would always dismiss out of hand anything that didn't fit his way of thinking.
Dont get me wrong, I love Erik to death......a great engineer but a shite businessman :)

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:33 am 
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.....but if he was a better businessman would the bikes have been as wonderfully idiosyncratic?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:50 am 
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Have to agree with Maz. He has a great attitude and this would have helped him develop a better motorcycle (by listening the experts). Unfortunately, the experts used for bike development were probably not the ones to listen to when making important business decisions. 'Horses for courses' I guess.

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