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Scandal!: The Amazing Tales of Cheats, Crooks and Criminals, and How They Helped Create the Modern Economy

3.27  ·  Rating details ·  49 ratings  ·  5 reviews
America's premier business magazine gives a guided tour of the most colorful and consequential scandals in business history.
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published May 5th 2009 by Time Inc Home Entertainment (first published May 20th 2008)
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David
Aug 06, 2018 rated it liked it
Ok book. Detailed various scandals, some I am familiar with like Enron and Madoff, others from years before I haven't heard of. While some of the scandals are interesting-there doesn't seem much of a common thread to tie them together. Some of the stories are understandable and well-written, others are quite confusing. And doesn't seem to be much depth either, (for example, the story on Madoff explained how he has many victims in the Minneapolis-St Paul area-there is little explanation on how he ...more
Daniel Swanger
Aug 18, 2015 rated it liked it
"Journalism is not your forte, my good man. You had much better leave it to someone who has not been to a university." --Oscar Wilde. While this anthology of Fortune articles on business scandals has interest in a subject most know little about, namely high finance, the book resorts to journalistic art instead of rhetoric and compositional clarity, needing a careful explanation of the manifold names and businesses in its pages. The Madoff scandal, Enron, Fannie Mae and other business crimes add ...more
Hardev Gill
Oct 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Greed greed and more greed
If some of these men used their incredible talents legitimately they wouldn't have had to resort to trickery and double crossing, they would have been millionaires ten times over. It's never enough unfortunately as they went for billions instead, which became their downfall and down fall they always do.

A great collection of stories from fortune magazine over time

Highly recommended
Adam
Sep 20, 2015 rated it liked it
I love this sort of stuff, but it really is just Fortune Magazine bite-sized pieces and nothing too substantive or gripping. Stick with the full-size exposes.
Nolawi Petros
Great read
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