Bad Blood is a book that should be read by every business person anywhere. It’s not only educational, it’s humbling. Despite nearly unlimited funding, these people couldn’t make a success out of a flawed business plan.
The colonies of America loved the pirates because they spent money–lots of it–to replenish their ships, buying food, liquor, clothing, sailing gear (like lines and anchors) while they stayed and dined at inns, dallied with prostitutes, and bribed government officials.
If he defied Hitler and did not destroy Paris before the Allies arrived, his family of a wife and three children living in Baden Baden would fall under the rule of Sippenhaft–they would be punished for his failure to obey orders and could possibly be executed.