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Price cut on print books

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I’ve dropped the prices for the print copies of my books available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes store.

Here is what you can find on-line:

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 Tragedy of Fraud – Insider Trading Edition

Story of Scott London’s fall from regional audit partner at KPMG to prison inmate because of his insider trading.

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More good stuff for auditors – 1/30

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Here are a few more articles of interest to auditors. Fragility of the Big 4, big/little GAAP, brain stretcher on revenue recognition when oil prices have collapsed.

1/28 – Clifton Larson Allen – CLA Talk Video: FASB to Simplify Nonprofit Financial Statements – Discussion of some downsides to the expected revisions to NPO accounting.

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January 30, 2015, 9:41 am at 9:41 am

Knowledge is the source of value and wealth

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Gotta’ question for you – How much does the economy weigh?

Can’t answer?

Okay. How ‘bout this – Does much does the economy weight today versus 1950?

Before you answer, consider that I just counted 220 books on the bookshelves in my office. I currently have 195 books on my Kindle.

Now, how much does the economy weight today compared to 60 years ago?

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January 13, 2015, 7:57 am at 7:57 am

Tragedy of Fraud series now available in print as well as e-book formats

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Both books in my Tragedy of Fraud series are now available in print format from Amazon.

The newest book:

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Tragedy of Fraud – Insider Trading Edition describes – Scott London’s long fall from Big 4 audit partner to prison inmate.

Click the link for your reading preference:

First book in the series:

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Tragedy of Fraud – The Ripple Effects from Fraud and the Wages Earned – Consequences of fraud spread far. There is a long list of well-earned wages from fraud that will be paid in full.

Available in your preferred format:

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October 6, 2014, 7:53 am at 7:53 am

Tragedy of Fraud series available soon in print

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In a few days, printed copies of the two books in my Tragedy of Fraud series will be available in print at Amazon.

(Update: Available now.)

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October 2, 2014, 7:48 am at 7:48 am

Tragedy of Fraud – Insider Trading Edition available at Amazon

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Now available at Amazon:

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Tragedy of Fraud – Insider Trading Edition: The fall from Big 4 audit partner to prison inmate.

Until April 2013, former KPMG audit partner Scott London was in charge of the audit practice for the southwest region. He was responsible for the audit work of 500 accountants and had the paycheck to go with those duties.

Today he is a prison inmate residing at the federal penitentiary in Lompoc, California serving a 14 month sentence.

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September 5, 2014, 6:56 am at 6:56 am

Primer on fraud in local governments

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If you work in a local government, are in leadership there, or provide audits in that sector, you really ought to check out Charles Hall’s book, The Little Book of Local Government Fraud Prevention.

I bought & read a copy a while back and really, really want to write a review of the book, but haven’t been able to pull together my thoughts.  (Sorry Charles!) It is a good read.

Until I pull together my thoughts, just know I believe you would benefit from reading the book.

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August 10, 2014, 18:00 pm at 6:00 pm