FRC 2017 reading list

Below is a list of recommended additional reading for the class Financial Reporting and Control, taught in Fall 2017. The readings are organized by the related case.

Accounting for Nuclear Power Provisions at RWE

Lords of Finance: The Bankers who Broke the World, Liaquat Ahamed

Mike Mayo Takes on Citigroup

Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of how Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System – and Themselves, Andrew Ross Sorkin

The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine, Michael Lewis

All the Devils are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis, Bethany McLean and Joe Nocera

After the Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead, Alan Blinder

Accounting for the iPhone Upgrade Program

The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron, Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind

Exposure, Inside the Olympus Scandal: How I Went from CEO to Whistleblower, Michael Woodford

Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics, Richard Thayler

The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to our Brains, Nicholas Carr

Signet Jewelers: All that Glitters…

Why We Must Ration Health Care,” Peter Singer, New York Times Magazine, July 15, 2009

ATH Technologies: Making the Numbers

Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man who would Cure the World, Tracy Kidder

The Emperor of all Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, Siddhartha Mukherjee

Nordstrom: Dissension in the Ranks

Peak Performance: Elevate your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the new Science of Success, Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness

Transworld Auto Parts

Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, Michael Lewis

A Sense of where You are: Bill Bradley at Princeton, John McPhee

Sales Misconduct at Wells Fargo Community Bank

The Chickenshit Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives, Jesse Eisinger

Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief, Lawrence Wright

The Corpse had a Familiar Face: Covering Miami, America’s Hottest Beat, Edna Buchanan

Handlesbanken: May 2002

The CEO Pay Machine: How it Trashes America and how to Stop it, Steven Clifford

Alibaba Goes Public

The Value of Nothing: How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy, Raj Patel

Secrets and Agents,” The Economist, July 23, 2016, a comprehensive article about George Akerlof’s 1970 paper, “The Market for Lemons”

Financial Reporting Problems at Molex

Who Owns the Future, Jaron Lanier

Target Corporation: Ackman versus the Board

American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer, Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin

Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention, Manning Marable

The Late Show, Michael Connelly

Fair Value Accounting Controversy at Noble Group

The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World, Daniel Yergin

The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power, Daniel Yergin

Measuring True Value at Ambuja Cement

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, Elizabeth Kolbert

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity, Katherine Boo

Capitalism for the People,” The Economist, November 30, 2017

Indian firms make the best of coerced do-goodery,” The Economist, November 16, 2017