Silver Parachutes

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"Silver Parachutes" - Real incidents of white-collar scams, that collectively cost losses of hundreds of billions of dollars to our economy each year; with strategies to recognize and prevent them, while providing financial and entrepreneurial impetus to 'be the change' to increase profits and consciousness, and propagate awareness.

The book is based on discreet investigations by the author A. Otto Thav and published on Lulu.com. He came upon data discrepancies while consulting on several envisioneering projects throughout his career. And when he investigated the discrepancies further, he discovered the real root causes to several white-collar scams by middle managers. The book is a collection of real incidents of white-collar scams that collectively cost losses of hundreds of billions of dollars to our economy each year.

The author provides strategies to recognize and prevent the scams, with financial and entrepreneurial impetus to 'be the change' to increase profits and consciousness, and propagate awareness. Mr. Thav feels the book is best described by a quote from John F. Kennedy: “The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.”; which he included on the cover.

“A must read. The dollars add up, from Main Street to Wall Street. Revealing insights into mid-level management. And an entrepreneur’s cornucopia of new business ideas.” – Max Navarro, PhD, Chairman, Operational Technologies Corp.

“Reads like micro-novellas with intriguing financial details, humor, satire, and unfolding mystery of the psychology behind middle managers.” - Rob Roy, President, Decision Sciences, Inc.

“A masterful linking of finance and psychology. Important reading in this time of financial crises.” - Dr. Ravi Chandra, Stanford MD, Psychiatrist.

“A fascinating expose. Mr. Thav provides some practical common-sense strategies." - Dave Stark, Founder & President, Analysis Team, Inc.

“It's daunting what goes on behind open doors.” - Former USAF Major Jim Whiteley, PhD.

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