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Written by James SurowieckiAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by James Surowiecki

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
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  • Publisher: Anchor
  • On Sale: November 26, 2002
  • Price: $12.00
  • ISBN: 978-1-4000-3371-3 (1-4000-3371-3)
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about this book

A year ago it would have been difficult to conceive of an anthology of stories soley devoted to corporate malfeasance. Today, the challenge has been to keep it confined to one volume. From P.J. O’Rourke’s hilarious “How To Stuff A Wild Enron,” in which he compares trying to understand Enron’s finances to trying to buy an airline ticket at the best price, to Marc Peyser’s’s perceptive look at that American institution, Martha Stewart, to Joe Nocera’s investigation of how it all went wrong, the stories here are sometimes infuriating, often entertaining, and invariably informative. Best Business Crime Writing Of The Year is a report from the front lines of the war zone that has become American business today by some of our most talented and perceptive writers.


PART ONE—VISIONARIES, HUCKSTERS, AND CON MEN: CEOS AND THE GAMES THEY PLAYED

Peter Behr and April Witt, “Visionary's Dream Led to Risky Business”
The Washington Post

David Staples, “A Telecom Prophet's Fall from Grace”
Edmonton Journal

Peter S. Goodman and Renae Merle, “End of Its Merger Run Led to WorldCom's Fall”
The Washington Post

Alex Prud'homme, “Investigating ImClone”
Vanity Fair

Marc Peyser, with Keith Naughton, Peg Tyre, Tamara Lipper, T. Trent Gegax, and Lisa Bergtraum, “The Insiders”
Newsweek

Lou Kilzer, David Milstead, and Jeff Smith, “Qwest's Rise and Fall”
Rocky Mountain News

Mark Maremont and Jerry Markon, “Former Tyco Executives Are Charged”
The Wall Street Journal

David McClintick, “HardBall”
Forbes

David Leonhardt, “Watch it: If You Cheat, They'll Throw You Money”
The New York Times

Devin Leonard, “The Adelphia Story”
Fortune

David Streitfeld, “Losing a Virtual Fortune”
Los Angeles Times

Almar Latour and Kevin J. Delaney, with Phillip Day in Singapore and Phred Dvorak in Tokyo, “Toothless Watchdogs”
The Wall Street Journal


PART TWO—WHO WATCHES THE WATCHMEN?

Jane Mayer, “The Accountants’ War”
The New Yorker

Noam Scheiber, “Peer Revue: How Arthur Andersen Got Away with It”
The New Republic

Steven Rosenbush in New York, with Heather Timmons in New York, Roger O. Crockett in Chicago, Christopher Palmeri in Los Angeles, and Charles Haddad in Atlanta, “Inside the Telecom Game”
BusinessWeek

Marcia Vickers and Mike France, with Emily Thornton, David Henry, and Heather Timmons in New York and Mike McNamee in Washington, “How Corrupt is Wall Street?”
BusinessWeek

Michael Dumiak, “Street Smart”
US Banker

Stephen Labaton and David Leonhardt, “Whispers Inside. Thunder Outside”
The New York Times

Anita Raghavan, “Accountable: How a Bright Star at Andersen Fell Along with Enron”
The Wall Street Journal

John A. Byrne, “Fall From Grace”
BusinessWeek


PART THREE—WHAT WENT WRONG, AND HOW DO WE FIX IT?

David Wessel, “What's Wrong?”
The Wall Street Journal

Thomas A. Stewart, “Enron Debacle Highlights the Trouble with Stock Options”
Business 2.0

P.J. O'Rourke, “How to Stuff a Wild Enron”
The Atlantic Monthly

Michael Kinsley, “The New Bull Market”
Slate

Michael Lewis, “In Praise of Corporate Corruption Boom”
Bloomberg News

Irwin M. Stelzer, “Big Business's Bad Behavior: How (and How Not) to Stop It”
The Weekly Standard

Joseph Nocera, “System Failure”
Fortune