Dirty Rotten Ceos: How Business Leaders Are Fleecing America

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Citadel Press, 2004 - Business & Economics - 288 pages
In this probing, thoroughly researched book, respected business writer William G. Flanagan goes beyond the headlines to examine the factors that 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, multi- millionaire businessmen cashing in their stock options without risking a dime of their own money. Behind-the-scenes looks into AOL Time Warner, WorldCom and others reveal the machinations behind the collapse of giant corporations.
 

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Contents

Welcome to Greed World
1
Follow the Money
11
Those Stunning CEO Paychecks
22
The CEOs License to Steal
34
The Worlds Leading Company
52
The Man Who Knew Too Much
62
How Enron Held Up the West
78
Running Out of Tricks
93
The Biggest Bankruptcy in History
143
When in Doubt Merge
154
Takeout from Tyco
169
The Rigas Family Piggy Bank
186
In Qwest of Riches
199
Investors Finally Get Fed Up
216
The Prince and the Banker
231
Analyze This
244

I Got Off the Titanic in Ireland
105
The Shredding of Arthur Andersen
119
The Telecom Cowboys
132
Modest Proposals
259
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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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