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Cleaning Up: One Man's Redemptive Journey Through the Seductive World of Corporate Crime

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Before he was even old enough to drink, he had bank accounts, a Ferrari, a mansion, a multi-million dollar corporation, and a desperate little secret . . . it was all a lie. Most of us can't imagine life getting much worse than it got for Barry Minkow, the one-time Wall Street wiz kid who catapulted his company to stardom and success only to see it exposed as a ...more
Hardcover, 330 pages
Published January 1st 2005 by Nelson Current
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Emi
Jan 25, 2014 Emi marked it as to-read
Apparently relapsed and busted again. Curious of his thinking process from the perspective of behavioral psychology as well as any insights as to why he sees Christians as easy targets for scams -- which ties in to my greater interest in exploring the roles faith and the kind of complacency inherent to doctrinal correctness play in making Christians vulnerable to pseudoscience, snake oil, propagandas, pop culture, etc.
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Nov 20, 2011 Michelle rated it really liked it
Interesting to see what psychological demons motivated Barry Minkow to do what he did. His actions make more sense now, and remind me a lot of Jack Abramoff. The book goes a bit over the top, but it's interesting to see how and where Minkow went wrong, and how to avoid falling into the same pitfalls that he did. I just wish he hadn't fallen back into old habits after everything he's done to make up for his original crime; he seemed to be doing so well.
Steve
Jul 19, 2012 Steve rated it it was ok
Shelves: business
From the infamous ZZZZ Best carpeting cleaning fraud.

It was OK. The dust jacket says "stunning and stirring comeback story". Well he was sentenced again in 2011 to 5 years for securities fraud.

Doesn't sound like he legitimately came back far enough for his liking.

Check it out at the library though.
Sarah
Oct 23, 2007 Sarah rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone!
I really loved this book b/c it spoke and moved me. It made me realize that I don't have to be perfect to accept my self. It is an awesome book. I also met the author and he is an outreageous loving compasionate person. I couldn't stop reading the book I read it in 3 days.
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Sep 21, 2008 Cathy rated it liked it
Interesting but I found the book tedious with details and dragging. Very good inspiration but needed to be more about his life in prison and after prison.
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