Extraordinary Circumstances: The Journey of a Corporate Whistleblower

  Extraordinary Circumstances

 By Cynthia Cooper, CFE  



Cynthia Cooper, Time "Person of the Year" in 2002, describes how her beliefs and values gave her the courage to expose one of the largest frauds in modern history. Not only does Cooper give a first person account of the events that led to the fall of WorldCom, she expands on her experience by sharing stories and lessons learned from childhood that helped to prepare her for the adversity she would later face as the internal audit manager of the company.

At a time when corporate dishonesty is dominating public attention, Extraordinary Circumstances makes it clear that the tone set at the top is critical to fostering an ethical environment in the workplace. Provocative, moving, and intensely personal, this book is a wake-up call to corporate leaders and an intimate glimpse at a scandal that shook the business world.


Product Details:

Copyright 2008
ISBN 978-0470443316
Paperback, 416 pages
John Wiley & Sons Publishing

Table of Contents:


Chapter 1: A Dark Cloud

Chapter 2: Graduation Day

Chapter 3: New Beginnings

Chapter 4: Hotlanta

Chapter 5: The Turnaround

Chapter 6: Coming Home

Chapter 7: Building a New Life

Chapter 8: King of the Resellers

Chapter 9: The Hottest Company in Town

Chapter 10: Nowhere to Go But Up

Chapter 11: A New Era

Chapter 12: The Glass Sieve

Chapter 13: The Tide Comes In

Chapter 14: The Minnow Swallows the Whale

Chapter 15: Finding Balance

Chapter 16: Top of the Mountain

Chapter 17: A Double-Edged Sword

Chapter 18: A Titan Stumbles

Chapter 19: The Rule of Ten

Chapter 20: What is Prepaid Capacity?

Chapter 21: Growing Suspicions

Chapter 22: A Surprise Visit

Chapter 23: The Confrontation

Chapter 24: A Desperate Search For Counsel

Chapter 25: Washington Attorneys Visit the Deep South

Chapter 26: Navigating the Storm

Chapter 27: A Visit to Federal Court

Chapter 28: United States of America Versus Bernard J. Ebbers

Chapter 29: The Judgment