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

What drives wealthy and powerful people to white-collar crime? Why They Do It is a breakthrough look at the dark side of the business world.

From the financial fraudsters of Enron, to the embezzlers at Tyco, to the insider traders at McKinsey, to the Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff, the failings of corporate titans are regular fixtures in the news. In Why They Do It, Harvard Business School professor Eugene Soltes draws from extensive personal interaction and correspondence with nearly fifty former executives as well as the latest research in psychology, criminology, and economics to investigate how once-celebrated executives become white-collar criminals.

White-collar criminals are not merely driven by excessive greed or hubris, nor do they usually carefully calculate costs and benefits before breaking the law. Instead, Soltes shows that most of the executives who committed crimes made decisions the way we all do-on the basis of their intuitions and gut feelings. The trouble is that these gut feelings are often poorly suited for the modern business world where leaders are increasingly distanced from the consequences of their decisions and the individuals they impact.

The extraordinary costs of corporate misconduct are clear to its victims. Yet, never before have we been able to peer so deeply into the minds of the many prominent perpetrators of white-collar crime. With the increasing globalization of business threatening us with even more devastating corporate misconduct, the lessons Soltes draws in Why They Do It are needed more urgently than ever.

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Governança Corporativa: O Essencial Para Líderes

A garantia de sucesso e longevidade de uma organização é uma das maiores missões dos líderes. Para entender como a boa governança será uma das responsáveis pelo desenvolvimento nos negócios, a obra aborda os seguintes itens: por que a governança corporativa é um tema-chave para minha organização? Em que devo investir primordialmente? O fator humano como chave para a boa governança empresarial; Quais são os elementos centrais de um bom modelo de governança? Como implantar um bom modelo de governança corporativa? Como avaliar periodicamente a governança de minha organização? Este é um livro de negócios atual sobre Governança Corporativa para empresas e gestores. Manual conciso e funcional para o líder, de pequenas, médias e grandes empresas, de capital aberto e fechado, que necessita de um plano estratégico de governança implementada na prática para a promoção de desenvolvimento dos negócios e parcerias de sucesso. As orientações apresentadas poderão ser aplicadas em outros tipos de entidades, tais como cooperativas, fundações e aquelas sem fins lucrativos. Dessa forma, tem como objetivo principal orientar o leitor sobre como liderar uma organização rumo aos mais elevados padrões de governança.

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Ética Empresarial na Prática: Liderança, Gestão e Responsabilidade Corporativa

A ética faz a diferença no mundo dos negócios? O que é correto? O que é ético? É possível uma empresa ética? Essas questões são algumas das provocações que esta obra traz para você, contextualizando situações reais do mundo corporativo, em uma abordagem que busca evidenciar o compromisso ético das empresas com a sociedade e, de forma mais direta, com as pessoas que nelas trabalham. Precisamos, mais do que nunca, de uma nova mentalidade produtiva, capaz de oferecer à sociedade mais do que subtrai dela e, em contrapartida, voltada ao entendimento de que o lucro, o reconhecimento e o sucesso podem ser consequência de ações focadas na preservação do meio ambiente, da vida, da cultura dos povos e, sobretudo, de seus valores éticos.

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Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice

This is a story about an accidental activist. Bill Browder started out his adult life as the Wall Street maverick whose instincts led him to Russia just after the breakup of the Soviet Union, where he made his fortune.

Along the way he exposed corruption, and when he did, he barely escaped with his life. His Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky wasn’t so lucky: he ended up in jail, where he was tortured to death. That changed Browder forever. He saw the murderous heart of the Putin regime and has spent the last half decade on a campaign to expose it. Because of that, he became Putin’s number one enemy, especially after Browder succeeded in having a law passed in the United States—The Magnitsky Act—that punishes a list of Russians implicated in the lawyer’s murder. Putin famously retaliated with a law that bans Americans from adopting Russian orphans.

A financial caper, a crime thriller, and a political crusade, Red Notice is the story of one man taking on overpowering odds to change the world, and also the story of how, without intending to, he found meaning in his life.

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Firms of Endearment: How World-Class Companies Profit from Passion and Purpose

Today’s best companies get it. From retail to finance and industries in between, the organizations who recognize that doing good is good business are becoming the ultimate value creators. They’re changing their culture and generating every form of value that matters: emotional, experiential, social, and financial. And they’re doing it for all their stakeholders. Not because it’s simply politically correct, because it’s the only path to long-term competitive advantage.

These are the firms of endearment. Companies people love doing business with, working for and collaborating with as partners. Since the publication of the First Edition, the concept of corporate social responsibility has become embraced as a valid, important, and profitable business model. It is a trend that has transformed the workplace and corporate world.  This Second Edition updates the examples, cases, and applications from the original edition, giving readers insight into how this hallmark of the modern organization is practiced today.

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