Dirty Rotten CEOs: How Business Leaders are Fleecing America

Dirty Rotten CEOs: How Business Leaders are Fleecing America

by Bill Flanagan
     
 

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Chief executives of America's large corporations are the Knights of the Round Table in a world where money is king. But today's CEOs are being exposed for cooking the books, firing workers to make quarterly earnings, and becoming very, very rich at the expense of the rest of us. Respected business writer William G. Flanagan goes beyond the headlines to show what led

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Chief executives of America's large corporations are the Knights of the Round Table in a world where money is king. But today's CEOs are being exposed for cooking the books, firing workers to make quarterly earnings, and becoming very, very rich at the expense of the rest of us. Respected business writer William G. Flanagan goes beyond the headlines to show what led to one of the biggest economic fallouts in history. Here is a fascinating account of financial malfeasance at the highest level, of telecom cowboys and corrupt lobbyists, of multi-millionaire businessmen cashing in their stock options without risking a dime of their own money. Behind-the-scenes looks into Enron, AOL Time Warner, WorldCom, Tyco, Qwest, and others reveal the egregious blunders, risky strategies, and unparalleled greed that caused giant corporations to collapse. Along the way, there are up-close profiles of the executives who stuffed their deep pockets while destroying investor trust -- men such as Ken Lay, Gerald Levin, Jack Grubman, Sandy Weill, Jeffrey Skilling, and others.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806525228
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
03/15/2004
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.87(d)

Meet the Author

Bill Flanagan is Executive Vice President of MTV Networks and an on-air essayist on “CBS News Sunday Morning.” He is the author of U2 at the End of the World and Written in My Soul. He has written for Esquire, Spy, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, GQ, Men’s Journal and many other publications. Flanagan’s first novel, A&R, was published by Random House in 2000.

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