Extraordinary Circumstances: The Journey of a Corporate Whistleblower

By Cynthia Cooper, CFE

This book’s author is a CFE

This book's author is a CFE

Cover of the book Extraordinary Circumstances


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.

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This book's author is a CFE.
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ISBN 978-0-470-44331-6
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Publishing
Published Copyright 2008
Pages 416
Format Paperback

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 Suspicious
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 Judgement

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