This book should be required reading for leaders everywhere." —Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager Available for the first time in paperback, Extraordinary Circumstances recounts Cooper's journey from her close family ...
Author: Cynthia Cooper
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
The longer WorldCom Chief Audit Executive Cynthia Cooper stares at the entries in front of her, the more sinister they seem. But the CFO is badgering her to delay her team's audit of the company's books and directing others to block Cooper's efforts. Still, something in the pit of her stomach tells her to keep digging. Cooper takes readers behind the scenes on a riveting, real-time journey as she and her team work at night and behind closed doors to expose the largest fraud in corporate history. Whom can they trust? Could she lose her job? Should she fear for her physical safety? In Extraordinary Circumstances, she recounts for the first time her journey from her close family upbringing in a small Mississippi town, to working motherhood and corporate success, to the pressures of becoming a whistleblower, to being named one of Time's 2002 Persons of the Year. She also provides a rare insider's glimpse into the spectacular rise and fall of WorldCom, a telecom titan, the darling of Wall Street, and a Cinderella story for Mississippi. With remarkable candor, Cooper discusses her struggle to overcome these challenges, and how she has found healing through sharing the lessons learned with the next generation. This book reminds us all that ethical decision-making is not forged at the crossroads of major events but starts in childhood, "decision by decision and brick by brick." At a time when corporate dishonesty is dominating public attention, Extraordinary Circumstances makes it clear that the tone set at the top is critical to fostering an ethical environment in the work-place. Provocative, moving, and intensely personal, Extraordinary Circumstances is a wake-up call to corporate leaders and an intimate glimpse at a scandal that shook the business world.
The Seven Days have been the subject of numerous historical treatments, but none more detailed and engaging than Brian K. Burton's retelling of the campaign that lifted Southern spirits, began Lee's ascent to fame, and almost prompted ...
Author: Brian K. Burton
Publisher: Indiana University Press
The first campaign in the Civil War in which Robert E. Lee led the Army of Northern Virginia, the Seven Days Battles were fought southeast of the Confederate capital of Richmond in the summer of 1862. Lee and his fellow officers, including "Stonewall" Jackson, James Longstreet, A. P. Hill, and D. H. Hill, pushed George B. McClellan’s Army of the Potomac from the gates of Richmond to the James River, where the Union forces reached safety. Along the way, Lee lost several opportunities to harm McClellan. The Seven Days have been the subject of numerous historical treatments, but none more detailed and engaging than Brian K. Burton’s retelling of the campaign that lifted Southern spirits, began Lee’s ascent to fame, and almost prompted European recognition of the Confederacy.
Extraordinary Circumstances is set into motion by innocent love, a mother's love and a father's love, at odds With one another, leaving only a trail of ...
Author: Scott Berne
Category: Biography & Autobiography
At the age of nine, Scott Berne's childhood teetered on the edge of a precipice. His parents' nasty divorce and the painful custody battle that followed created an upheaval unlike anything he'd ever known. But when his mother's precarious mental health led the judge to give sole custody of Scott and his younger brother to his father, the unthinkable happened-Harriet Berne kidnapped her two boys. Extraordinary Circumstances shares the tumultuous true story of what became one of the first test cases of parental abduction in the United States under the Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act. With remarkable candor and insight, Scott recalls the terror, fear, and despair he experienced as his mother moved him and his brother through five countries and thirteen residences in an attempt to stay one step ahead of the authorities. The case attracted national and international media attention, culminating in Harriet's capture in 1981. For years to come, the ordeal continued for Scott as he dealt with emotional wounds far worse than any physical pain. Yet he refused to succumb to pity, and he became determined to share his story with those suffering a similar fate. With a unique mixture of childhood innocence and adult sensibility, Extraordinary Circumstances explores Scott's dramatic journey from victim to victor.
Autobiography of an Ordinary Couple Facing Extraordinary Circumstances Dr. E. R. Buckler Autobiography of an Ordinary Couple Facing Extraordinary ...
Author: E. R. Buckler
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This work includes the life story of two people in love, who faced insurmountable obstacles to that love. It also contains the life story of both so the reader can evaluate life choices that may be helpful to anyone faced with similar choices. Perhaps the reader may even avoid counterproductive choices anticipated and avoid a huge amount of heartache thereby. The inclusion of career changes, unfortunate or otherwise, may be entertaining as well as informative. This may not only be an entertaining read but a source of helpful information about the dreaded bipolar disorder.
Hanich, a young man, is presented with a situation of being apprenticed to Mr. Scrimm, who is the proprietor of the Kitchen, which offers "Comfort for People in Extraordinary Circumstances" in the most rundown section of the city, a place ...
Hanich, a young man, is presented with a situation of being apprenticed to Mr. Scrimm, who is the proprietor of the Kitchen, which offers "Comfort for People in Extraordinary Circumstances" in the most rundown section of the city, a place called "The Academia." Along with his co-worker, Mira, Hanich is given opportunity to learn the trade of helping people who need it the most, and learning, in the course of it all, that some circumstances are more extraordinary than others.
Samuel Caine had the most beautiful wife in the county and two fine sons until his psychotic wife ran away with the yardman, a supporter of the KKK who had a racial vendetta against Samuel.
Author: Alice Kennedy
Samuel Caine had the most beautiful wife in the county and two fine sons until his psychotic wife ran away with the yardman, a supporter of the KKK who had a racial vendetta against Samuel. KKK blackmail forced Samuel into exile and caused the abandonment of his son Micah. After being away for over twenty years searching for his son, he returns to his ancestral home in North Carolina to identify an ancient family ring found on a skeleton in a deserted gold mine. Upon Samuel's return, his luck worsens as a twist of fate involves him in a serious accident which reopens the wounds of the past. Back then, under the guise of the seemingly innocent antics of Samuel's young wife, Lucy Anne, and her fun-loving friends, The Six Pack, rampant infidelity and bitter prejudices thrived, producing deadly revenges. As the old secrets unwind, two ancient rings take on significance, and the Caine family is thrown into one dilemma after another involving Lucy's psychotic escapades, Micah's rebirth, and the chilling odysseys of the rings. It's an electrifying story which subtly implies genetic predisposition as it brings together colorful and shady characters whose greed and revenge escalate from infidelity to perverted sex, from blackmail to murder. Suspenseful and intriguing! Yet its diverse episodes and characters evoke more than one mood with surprising moments of laughter and tenderness amidst gruesome and frightening circumstances.
This book is a story about my family, mixed with the journey I have taken through this world.
Author: John Macdonald
This book is a story about my family, mixed with the journey I have taken through this world. Life is never easy, it's not supposed to be, it's a learning process, a mixture of joyous memories, combined with some painful experiences. First of all, I'm an army brat. My education began on a trip to Stuttgart, Germany where I attended through the first grade. I really enjoyed all the miles we crossed, the moving part was traumatic. I have had so many different jobs, I cannot remember them all. Each one was a learning experience. I have run a printing press, worked as a tool and dye maker, run a construction business and even tried pro baseball. Then, in 2002 I had a motorcycle accident, which left me comatose for a number of days. All of my memories, all the different occupations have led me to a writing career. I don't regret any part of my life, I simply look forward to tomorrow.
This is a reproduction of the original artefact. Generally these books are created from careful scans of the original. This allows us to preserve the book accurately and present it in the way the author intended.
Author: John Thurtell
This is a reproduction of the original artefact. Generally these books are created from careful scans of the original. This allows us to preserve the book accurately and present it in the way the author intended. Since the original versions are generally quite old, there may occasionally be certain imperfections within these reproductions. We're happy to make these classics available again for future generations to enjoy!
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Author: Scotland. Court of Session
Category: Law reports, digests, etc
Vols. for 1847/48-1872/73 include cases decided in the Teind Court; 1847/48-1858/59 include cases decided in the Court of Exchequer; 1850/51- included cases decided in the House of Lords; 1873/74- include cases decided in the Court of Justiciary.