If you know SaabBlog.net, you know that I prefer a diplomatic writing style. Every day, the blog 5000 has readers who seemingly like this style. Because for months I write for the brand from Trollhättan to contribute to the future, also here in Germany. Then there are days like this. Since yesterday, Victor Muller is hyperactive and gives interviews, seeks the public. I say it openly. Better he had not done it.
In his exclusive interview in Teknikensvarld he attacks with full broadside the Chinese partners, which he has chosen, and his own company. He has no confidence in investors from China. Saab is for him a black hole where Youngman and Pang Da sink their money.
I read the interview three times and I couldn't believe it. What the hell does Victor Muller want? Muller has his own plan, called The Deal at Saabsunited. Hence the fight with Lofalk.
The plan haunts for weeks through the Saab world. Now, as we know, the world is stupidly small and round. The world of Saab is even smaller and therefore secrets are difficult to preserve. Through Sweden, details of the grand plan have reached the German provinces over time. Actually, I'm unhappy about it, because not everything that Stockholm tells me, I also want to know.
Today I am so obsessed with Muller's behavior that I have struggled to publish something more than usual. I will not do it, because what is told to me confidentially, it remains. Only that much. Muller's plan is very ambitious. If he works, then Muller delivers his masterpiece. If it goes wrong, then the lights go out. Poker without regard to losses, at a high level.
My gut feeling and my business experience tell me, it will not work. Maybe I also lack the imagination. If we were in Hollywood, everything would be fine for a great script. Unfortunately we are in real life.
What Muller forgets: There are jobs and livelihoods in Sweden and also in Germany that depend on the continued existence of Saab. He doesn't seem to care. Social skills, none. With his statements, Muller has severely damaged Saab and the Chinese. The reputable press from Sweden sees the same, "Muller attacks Lofalk hard - and Saab" writes Svenska Dagbladet.
Last week the Antonov disaster, this week a Saab CEO on media rampage. Can I think of something else? No.
No positive words after work. Not today. Unfortunately.