Articles by John J. Scully, PhD, CPA

John J. Scully, PhD, CPA, is CEO and co-founder of Ecliptic Enterprises Corporation, an organization focusing on imaging and information services for systems operating in space and other extreme environments. In 2011 Dr. Scully became Ecliptic’s CEO after serving as the organization’s CFO since 2001. His professional experience includes more than 25 years in accounting and finance, primarily with engineering and consulting related organizations. In the 1980s, he held several accounting and auditing positions with DuPont. While working in DuPont’s internal audit organization, he conducted audits in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Mexico and New Zealand. Later he moved to Roy F. Weston, Inc. (later renamed Weston Solutions), an engineering and consulting organization. He held several positions at Weston, including manager of corporate audit, group controller and west region controller. Dr. Scully subsequently moved to Aon Consulting, an international employee benefits and human resources consulting organization. He initially served as west region controller and later became Aon Consulting’s corporate controller following Aon’s acquisition of Alexander & Alexander. In 2001 Dr. Scully and a team of engineers co-founded Ecliptic. He earned his MBA from Temple University, and an MA and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Scully teaches accounting and finance courses at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management.

Walking to Destiny: 11 Actions an Owner Must Take to Rapidly Grow Value & Unlock Wealth, Christopher M. Snider

  Walking to Destiny: 11 Actions an Owner Must Take to Rapidly Grow Value & Unlock Wealth Christopher M. Snider ThinkTank Publishing House,Cleveland, Ohio  (2016) 265 pages     In Walking to Destiny: 11 Actions an Owner Must Take to Rapidly Grow Value & Unlock Wealth, Christopher M. Snider, CEO of the Exit Planning Institute, […]

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“Shaky Ground: The Strange Saga of the U.S. Mortgage Giants” by Bethany McLean

In “Shaky Ground” Bethany McLean explores what she believes to be one of the biggest unresolved issues remaining from the 2008 financial crisis

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Fate of the States by Meredith Whitney

Whitney concentrates on the economic prospects for individuals states. Particularly disturbing are Whitney’s long term projections for California and Illinois.

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Financial Swiss Army Knife: A User-Friendly Tool for Facilitating Financial Analysis and Due Diligence

This valuable tool can serve as both a translator of complex financial information and an indicator of opportunities for enhancing financial performance.

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Street Fighters: The Last 72 Hours of Bear Stearns, the Toughest Firm on Wall Street by Kate Kelly

Kelly’s insights challenge readers to wrestle with the larger issues of corporate leadership and governance frailties that left the 14,000-member firm ill-prepared to adapt to a changing environment.

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The Trillion Dollar Meltdown by Charles R. Morris

Morris offers several interesting insights into the origins of the current credit market meltdown. In the end, he concludes that the real estate bubble and subsequent credit crisis may be “one of those rare beasts conjured into the world solely by financiers.”

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