Disconnected. Deceit and Betrayal at WorldCom

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  • Book
  • 272 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Praise for


Deceit and Betrayal at WorldCom

"Lynne Jeter tackled the daunting task of making sense of the WorldCom accounting scandal with clear thinking and crisp writing. Disconnected sets a new standard for business writing."
Jim Laird
Editor, Mississippi Business Journal

"Disconnected is the story of the American dream at its best and worst: brilliant entrepreneurship, small–town businessmen with unrivaled vision and foresight, fortunes made, corporate vision distorted, fortunes lost, and lives shattered. Lynne Jeter paints a picture of the birth, growth, and collapse of WorldCom that puts you inside the minds of key players and leaves you wishing that this book were a work of fiction instead of stark reality."
Robert Ingram
author, former Economic Development Assistant to the President, University of Southern Mississippi

"Lynne Jeter’s positive and responsible approach to journalism is refreshing. Her keen interest and research abilities make her a top–drawer professional."
Heath Hall
Publisher, Pointe Innovation

"Lynne Jeter is the premier southern business writer. She knows the territory. In this book, she writes with knowledge, understanding, clarity, and above all, with courage."
Starr Smith
international journalist, author, and award–winning travel writer

"Disconnected is a must–read for all students majoring in business. It clearly and factually illustrates what happens when executives of an innovative, successful company lack moral and personal integrity, and accountants fail to exercise due diligence in discharging their professional responsibilities. Only the future will provide the conclusion to this story."
Thomas T. Ivy, PhD
Professor and Chair Emeritus of Marketing, University of Southern Mississippi

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Connecting the Pipes: A WorldCom Time Line.


Chapter 1. Migrating South.

Chapter 2. Information, Please.

Chapter 3. The Spending Spree.

Chapter 4. The Power Surge.

Chapter 5. The Ultimate Drug.

Chapter 6. Masterstroke.

Chapter 7. The Honeymoon Is Over.

Chapter 8. The Courting of Sprint.

Chapter 9. Hockey, Pals, and the Farm.

Chapter 10. Pink Slipped.

Chapter 11. The Worst Job in Corporate America.

Chapter 12. The Dog Don′t Hunt.

Chapter 13. Hoodwinked.

Chapter 14. Infectious Greed.

Chapter 15. Disconnected.



Notes and Sources.


About the Author.


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I cannot recommend this book highly enough (Accounting Technician, November 2003)
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