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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (9 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Christopher Byron Narrator: Grover Gardner Publisher: Penton Overseas Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In Testosterone Inc.: Tales of CEOs Gone Wild, best-selling author and New York Post columnist Chris Byron chronicles the Gatsby-like saga of the rise and fall of the celebrity CEO. During the height of the 1990s bull market, they were America's new heroes: the heroes of business. They were our bold new leaders, cutting the fat, pushing for productivity, implementing visionary plans, and making strategic deals.

When the bull market turned to bust and the applause turned to cat-calls, the world was shocked at the truth. Drenched in money and public acclaim, our CEO-heroes, mostly white, mostly male, mostly middle-aged, turned out to be not much different than a group of twenty-something rock stars: drunk on power and driven by sex, geed, and glamour.

Testosterone Inc. goes behind the boardroom doors to show the serial affairs and marriages of these acquisitive corporate titans. At the center of this story is Jack Welch, the biggest of America's rock star CEOs and the former head of General Electric Co., surrounded by mini-me CEOs Ron Perelman of Revlon, Al Dunlap of Sunbeam, and Dennis Kozlowski of Tyco, all gone wild in public displays of consumption and predatory appetites writ large.

Frequently hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking, Testosterone Inc. follows the intertwined lives of these four corporate heroes, from childhood to their ultimate moments of glory and the crash-and-burn calamities that followed, as man's age-old hunger for power, greed, and temptation undid them all. From suicide to murder, from dysfunctional childhoods to dysfunctional marriages in adulthood, from business chutzpah to financial suicide, here is the ultimate untold business story of our time: what went on at century's end, when testosterone got the best of businessmen everywhere, and CEOs went wild.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sarah Hovis | 10/10/2013

    " Nonfiction about the extravagant lifestyles of CEO's. Good gossipy book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Adrienne | 7/18/2010

    " The beginning of this book was interesting, but it's 2013 and I'm thinking back to 2008 - yeesh. Anyway, work picked up, I didn't finish reading, but what I did read was sad and revealing. CEOs were paid big bucks to be assholes! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sarah | 10/2/2007

    " Nonfiction about the extravagant lifestyles of CEO's. Good gossipy book. "

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