He said that Germans were inspired mechanics, fanatical attention to detail, no detail so small that it could be ignored. They had the ability to ignore context. They had the ability to ignore anything unconnected to their specific job.
One did not take responsibility for what one ignored. And one step further:
the responsibility was assigned elsewhere.
Ward Just, The Weather in Berlin
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.