Why They Do It by Eugene Soltes audiobook

Why They Do It: Inside the Mind of the White-Collar Criminal

By Eugene Soltes
Read by Johnny Heller

HighBridge, Highbridge Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665146746

  • ISBN: 9781665146722

  • ISBN: 9781665146739

Runtime: 11.92 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/True Crime
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Rarely does a week go by without a well-known executive being indicted for engaging in a white-collar crime. Perplexed as to what drives successful, wealthy people to risk it all, Harvard Business School professor Eugene Soltes spent seven years in the company of the men behind the largest corporate crimes in history—from the financial fraudsters of Enron, to the embezzlers at Tyco, to the Ponzi schemers Bernie Madoff and Allen Stanford.

Soltes refutes popular explanations of why seemingly successful executives engage in crime. White-collar criminals, he shows, are not merely driven by excessive greed or hubris, nor do they usually carefully calculate the costs and benefits before breaking the law. Instead, he shows that most of these executives make decisions the way we all do—on the basis of their intuitions and gut feelings.

Based on extensive interaction with nearly fifty former executives, Soltes provides insights into why some saw the immediate effects of misconduct as positive, why executives often don't feel the emotions most people would expect, and how acceptable norms in the business community can differ from those of the broader society.

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Author Bio: Eugene Soltes

Author Bio: Eugene Soltes

Eugene Soltes is the Jakurski Family Associate Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. His research on corporate malfeasance has been cited by the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, USA Today, and Bloomberg News. Professor Soltes teaches in Harvard Business School’s executive education programs and is the recipient of the Charles M. Williams Award for Outstanding Teaching. He received his PhD and MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and his AM in statistics and AB in economics from Harvard University.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/True Crime
Runtime: 11.92
Audience: Adult
Language: English