My Weekend Reading/Viewing List

News digest on corporate governance, innovation, forensic accounting, systemic risks, corporate culture and the latest wave of post-2012 apocalyptic visions.

News Headlines

  1. The Apocalypse Market Is Booming (NYT, 9/27/2013)
  2. Natural capital accounting: what’s all the fuss about? (The Guardian, 9/27/2013)
  3. This Sociological Theory Explains Why Wall Street Is Rigged for Crisis (The Atlantic, 9/27/2013)
  4. Fraud detection approaches its ‘Minority Report’ moment (Fortune, 9/26/2013)
  5. Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety (, 9/25/2013)
  6. Q&A: Sean McKessy, Chief of the SEC’s Office of the Whistleblower (WSJ, 9/24/2013)
  7. Nothing SOx-y About SEC’s JP Morgan “Whale” Settlement (re: The Auditors, 9/23/2013)
  8. Opting to Blow the Whistle or Choosing to Walk Away (NYT, 9/20/2013)
  9. Stakeholders seek simplification, better information from FASB standards (Journal of Accountancy (9/17/2013)
  10. Nuclear denial: From Hiroshima to Fukushima (Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 9/1/2013)

Research Finding

  1. Survey: Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council (FASAC) report on priorities for FASB


  1. The Relationship Between Corporate Fraud and Investor Optimism
  2. How to Catch a Liar (Assuming We Want To)

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