By Cynthia Cooper
The longer WorldCom leader Audit government Cynthia Cooper stares on the entries in entrance of her, the extra sinister they appear. however the CFO is badgering her to hold up her team's audit of the company's books and directing others to dam Cooper's efforts. nonetheless, anything within the pit of her abdominal tells her to maintain digging. Cooper takes readers backstage on a riveting, real-time trip as she and her group paintings at evening and in the back of closed doorways to show the biggest fraud in company heritage. Whom can they belief? may possibly she lose her activity? may still she worry for her actual safeguard?
In Extraordinary Circumstances, she recounts for the 1st time her trip from her shut kinfolk upbringing in a small Mississippi city, to operating motherhood and company luck, to the pressures of changing into a whistleblower, to being named one in all Time's 2002 people of the yr. She additionally offers an extraordinary insider's glimpse into the incredible upward push and fall of WorldCom, a telecom titan, the darling of Wall highway, and a Cinderella tale for Mississippi.
With awesome candor, Cooper discusses her fight to beat those demanding situations, and the way she has came upon therapeutic via sharing the teachings realized with the subsequent new release. This ebook reminds us all that moral decision-making isn't solid on the crossroads of significant occasions yet begins in formative years, "decision by means of selection and brick by means of brick."
At a time while company dishonesty is dominating public consciousness, Extraordinary Circumstances makes it transparent that the tone set on the best is necessary to fostering a moral setting within the work-place. Provocative, relocating, and very own, outstanding situations is a serious warning call to company leaders and an intimate glimpse at a scandal that shook the enterprise world.
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Extraordinary Circumstances: The Journey of a Corporate Whistleblower by Cynthia Cooper