Book Discussion on How Companies Lie

Corporate strategists A. Larry Elliott and Richard Schroth discussed their new book, How Companies Lie: Why Enron is Just the Tip of the… read more

Corporate strategists A. Larry Elliott and Richard Schroth discussed their new book, How Companies Lie: Why Enron is Just the Tip of the Iceberg, published by Crown Business. The book explains the accounting practices that enable companies to mislead investors and shows investors what to watch for in evaluating companies. The authors illustrate their points by using the examples of Enron, Sunbeam, Global Crossing, Waste Management, and other companies. The book proposes new legislation to create a federal insurance fund to reimburse investors who lose money as a result of a company’s stock manipulation and advocates an audit tax, which would fund the transfer of corporate auditing to a neutral, SEC-administered process. After their presentation, the authors answered questions from the audience. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Book Discussion on How Companies Lie

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171191-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 21, 2002
Last Aired:
Jul 22, 2002

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  • Jul 21, 2002 | 2:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 21, 2002 | 9:07pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 22, 2002 | 6:48am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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