Scandal!: Amazing Tales of Scandals that Shocked the World and Shaped Modern Business (Unabridged‪)‬

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Publisher Description

Greed, cupidity, corruption, and a kind of gluttony so outrageous that it's laughable have always been part of business.

Consider, for example, the case of the Swedish match king. At one time, Ivar Kreuger, manufactured almost half of the world's matches, with monopolies in 16 countries. He had so much money that he was a reliable lender to many countries, becoming known as the 'saviour of Europe' for his willingness to give aid to banks crippled by World War I. At the time of the 1929 market crash, his was the most widely held stock in the world. When he killed himself three years later, the whole thing went up in flames.

The company's debts exceeded those of the entire Swedish government, as it was based on a gigantic pyramid scheme. Other examples in this book will include the story of Enron, of which "Fortune Magazine" was the first to break the news. Orange County bankcruptcy, Sotheby's and Al Taubman, and many more...

GENRE
Non-Fiction
NARRATOR
DH
Dennis Holland
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
11:22
hr min
RELEASED
2013
19 August
PUBLISHER
Audible Studios
PRESENTED BY
Audible.co.uk
SIZE
520.3
MB

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