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Synopsis: To financial analysts and investors, it is the earnings per share figure or 'the number' which is the most important sign of a company's health and future prospects. To chief executives whose colossal bonus packages are increasingly linked to 'the number' it is even more important that it doesn't fall short. Not surprisingly the temptation to 'massage' this number by booking non-existent sales or hiding capital expenses proved too much for some, even though their deception amounted to theft on a massive scale from shareholders and their employees. Part detective story, part financial history, THE NUMBER gives an insider's account of the balance-sheet lies which have so tarnished the reputation of Corporate America, as well as a comprehensive overview of how Wall Street and Big Business lost their way during the long bull market that began in 1982.
About the Author: Alex Berenson is a financial reporter for THE NEW YORK TIMES and one of America's leading investigative journalists. Long before the Enron and Worldcom scandals hit the headlines he had been exposing the practice of fraudulent accounting and has been named on three occassions as one of the top business reporters under 30 years old.
Title: The Number: How America's Balance Sheet Lies...
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication Date: 2004
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001569627
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001761556
Book Description Simon & Schuster UK, 04.05.2004., 2004. Book Condition: Sehr gut. Auflage: New edition. 336 Seiten kleine Lagerspuren am Buch, Inhalt einwandfrei und ungelesen 304267 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 285 19,4 x 12,8 x 2,4 cm, Taschenbuch. Bookseller Inventory # 161914
Book Description Pocket Books. Book Condition: Acceptable. Heavy wear. Light interior markings. Bookseller Inventory # BOOK-0247-00987
Book Description Book Condition: good. 440 Gramm. Bookseller Inventory # M00743468090-G
Book Description 2004. Illustrated Card. Book Condition: As New. 1st. The ¿number¿ referred to in his title is quarterly earnings per share, and readers are told repeatedly that the ¿cult of the number¿ is what has been distorting reality on Wall Street. ¿The number is a lie,¿ says a characteristically heavy-breathing passage in the book's final chapter. ¿We need it; we can't avoid it. But it's still a lie. And as long as investors remain too focused on the number, companies will find ways to manipulate it.¿ All of our books are in the shop, and are 'real' books. We try to post the same day as the order. Descriptions are conservative. Postage rates may be lower than ABE estimate, please use Ask Bookseller a Question to confirm availability and postage cost, use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability and get accurate postage quote for this item (the amount quoted is for an 'average' hard-cover book of up to 1kg in weight). Bookseller Inventory # 017612
Book Description Pocket Books, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P020743468090
Book Description Pocket Books, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: Like New. Almost new condition. Bookseller Inventory # P010743468090
Book Description Pocket Books, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110743468090
Book Description Pocket Books, 2004. Book Condition: as new. Looks unread! Expect delivery in 20 days. Bookseller Inventory # 9780743468091-2