Bad Company

My memorable career at Wirecard AG

Original Title: Bad Company

Hardcover with jacket, 288 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-328-60189-0
€ 22.00 [D] | € 22.70 [A] | CHF 30.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Penguin

Date of publication: February 8, 2021
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Rights sold to: Czech Republic (Grow Books)

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Jörn  Leogrande - Bad Company


A unique story of money, greed and megalomania

It is the stock market scandal of the decade: In the summer of 2020, the former DAX company and Fintech prodigy Wirecard collapses after billions of euros have disappeared and remain untraceable. Members of the Board of Management and senior managers are arrested. Layer by layer, the story of a gigantic criminal case is revealed. How did the company manage to blind politicians, the stock exchange and the public over so many years?

Bad Company provides a spectacular inside view of Wirecard AG. Jörn Leogrande reports on the company's structures, working methods and dazzling personalities tracing Wirecard's path from a technological showpiece company to an insolvent suspected fraud case.

"A fast-paced ride through 15 years of Wirecard history. Anyone who has read it can now understand better why many believed the growth story of the most successful German start-up in recent history for so long."



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