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Money for Nothing: How CEOs and Boards Are Bankrupting America


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The world of CEOs and boards has become an entitled insidersand#8217; cluband#8212;virtually free of accountabilityand#8212;and the abject failure of our corporate leaders to police themselves is costing Americans trillions and seriously undermining the strength of our economy. Whereas boards are supposed to act as watchdogs, guarding shareholdersand#8217; interests, they have become enabling lapdogs to CEOs, who are aided and abetted in their pursuit of outrageous pay and unfettered power by a bevy of supporting players, including compensation consultants who justify exorbitant pay packages and accountants and attorneys who see no evil. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Based on extensive original reporting and interviews with high-level insiders at a host of leading companies, John Gillespie and David Zweigand#8212;both Harvard MBAs with thirtyplus years of Fortune 100 experienceand#8212;reveal the inner workings of this dysfunctional culture and the many methods CEOs and boards use to shut shareholders out, entrench themselves, and fight reforms with shareholders' own money. andlt;Iandgt;Money for Nothing andlt;/Iandgt;is a vital exposand#233; of how the game is played and a powerful call for change, laying out the specific reforms that are needed to fix the glaring dysfunctions that are imperiling the health of American business.


An expose about the failures of corporate boards in the U.S. and how the system should be fixed.

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;John Gillespieandlt;/bandgt; was an investment banker for eighteen years with Lehman Brothers, Morgan Stanley, and Bear Stearns and was the CFO of a nationwide health care company with 24,000 employees. He is married to andlt;iandgt;New Yorker andlt;/iandgt;writer Susan Orlean.andlt;Bandgt;David Zweigandlt;/Bandgt; has worked at Time Inc. and Dow Jones and co-founded He was most recently senior editor of the andlt;st1:place andgt;andlt;st1:placename andgt;Worldandlt;/st1:PlaceNameandgt; andlt;st1:placename andgt;Businessandlt;/st1:PlaceNameandgt; andlt;st1:placetype andgt;Academyandlt;/st1:PlaceTypeandgt;andlt;/st1:placeandgt;, an international research and education institute dedicated to promoting responsibility in business. He currently consults on improving the performance of executive groups.

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Gillespie, John
Free Press
Zweig, David
Corporations -- Corrupt practices.
Corporate governance -- United States.
Industries - General
Business Ethics
Corporate & Business History - General
General Business & Economics
Business Writing
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Business » General
Business » History and Biographies
Business » Management
Business » Writing
History and Social Science » Economics » General

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