Rick Maurer

How Harley Davidson accepted and lead change

In the 1970s, a Harley executive said, “The writing was on the wall, but we thought it was a forgery.” Rick Maurer joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how Harley Davidson came to terms with the need to change and turned their business around.

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