The Journey of a Corporate Whistleblower
In Extraordinary Circumstances, she recounts for thefirst time her journey from her close family upbringing in a smallMississippi town, to working motherhood and corporate success, tothe pressures of becoming a whistleblower, to being named one ofTime's 2002 Persons of the Year. She also provides a rare insider'sglimpse into the spectacular rise and fall of WorldCom, a telecomtitan, the darling of Wall Street, and a Cinderella story forMississippi.
With remarkable candor, Cooper discusses her struggle toovercome these challenges, and how she has found healing throughsharing the lessons learned with the next generation. This bookreminds us all that ethical decision-making is not forged at thecrossroads of major events but starts in childhood, "decision bydecision and brick by brick."
At a time when corporate dishonesty is dominating publicattention, Extraordinary Circumstances makes it clear thatthe tone set at the top is critical to fostering an ethicalenvironment in the work-place. Provocative, moving, and intenselypersonal, Extraordinary Circumstances is a wake-up call tocorporate leaders and an intimate glimpse at a scandal that shookthe business world.
416 pages; ISBN 9780470893371
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Title: Extraordinary Circumstances
Author: Cynthia Cooper
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