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Volkswagen emissions scandal: Crisis is bigger than just VW - and the impact will be seismic

There is no better time to take the helm of a corporation than in the heat of a crisis. Matthias Müller, who might have ascended to the top of Volkswagen during a feud between shareholders earlier this year, now has a golden opportunity to prove himself and refashion a German industrial giant. The fact that this emissions crisis is not of his making means he has no personal reputation at risk as he effects a clean-up. Staff who might otherwise have been wary of a new man at the top will rally to his cause.