Terence Corcoran's Nortel File by Terence Corcoran
How a misguided corporate governance witch hunt helped destroy the company

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At the peak of its fame as a global telecom player in 2001, Nortel Networks boasted a market value of $207-billion. In a trial set to begin in Toronto in early 2012, the culmination of almost a decade of forensic and prosecutorial overkill, government lawyers will attempt to download responsibility for Nortel¹s fall onto the shoulders of Frank Dunn, the former CEO of the Canadian corporate champion that filed for bankruptcy in 2009. In this incisive collection of columns from the editor of the Financial Post, the story of the greatest corporate misadventure in Canadian history is laid bare.

 

About Terence Corcoran

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Terence Corcoran, editor of the Financial Post, is one of Canada's leading business writers and editors. He became editor of the Financial Post, Canada's oldest business newspaper, when it was incorporated into the National Post, a new national newspaper launched in 1998. He joined the Post after 10 years as a columnist with The Globe and Mail. As a journalist, Mr. Corcoran has been writing on business and economic policy matters for most of the past 35 years, bringing a free-market perspective to Canadian economic and political affairs. He won awards for news reporting in 1976 and editorial writing in 1984. He was co-author of Public Money Private Greed, a best selling book on the major Canadian real estate scandal surrounding the collapse of three Ontario trust companies in 1982. A graduate of Carleton University School of Journalism in Ottawa, Mr. Corcoran began his business writing career with Canadian Press in his native Montreal. He then moved to The Gazette, where he was business editor. In 1978, after a year of travel in Asia, he returned to Canada and settled in Toronto, first as associate editor of the Financial Times of Canada, then as managing editor, executive editor and editor. He moved to The Globe and Mail in 1989, where his column appeared until he moved to the National Post.
 
Published January 24, 2012 by National Post. 100 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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