Taking Down the Lion: The Triumphant Rise and Tragic Fall of Tyco's Dennis Kozlowski

Taking Down the Lion: The Triumphant Rise and Tragic Fall of Tyco's Dennis Kozlowski

Catherine S. Neal


As the widely-admired CEO of Tyco overseas, Dennis Kozlowski grew a little-known New Hampshire conglomerate right into a international colossal. In a gorgeous sequence of occasions, Kozlowski without notice misplaced his task with his favourite public prestige while he used to be indicted via mythical new york DA Robert Morgenthau―it used to be an inglorious finish to an differently fabulous occupation. Kozlowski was once the face of company extra within the turbulent post-Enron surroundings; he was once pictured less than headlines that learn "Oink Oink," and publicly castigated for his extravagant way of life. "Deal-a-Day Dennis" was once reworked into the "poster baby for company greed." Kozlowski was once finally convicted of grand larceny and different crimes that, in sum, came upon the previous CEO in charge of wrongfully taking $100 million from Tyco.

Taking Down the Lion shines a vibrant gentle on former CEO Dennis Kozlowski and the Tyco company scandal―it is the definitive telling of a mostly misunderstood episode in U.S. enterprise background. In an unfiltered view of company the US, Catherine Neal pulls again the curtain to bare an international of massive company, ambition, cash, and a pandemic of questionable ethics that contaminated not just enterprise dealings yet prolonged to lawyers, reporters, politicians, and the felony justice procedure.

When the gruesome fact is instructed, it really is transparent the "good men" weren't all solid and the "bad men" now not all undesirable. And there have been completely no heroes.

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