Pumping Up Your Past

High-profile scandals expose a growing problem: more and more employees are fibbing to get the job

It's getting hard to tell a good lie--or at least it must seem that way to Sandra Baldwin, the first woman to be named chairman of the U.S. Olympic Committee and, as of two weeks ago, the first to resign the post. As far as anyone knows, Baldwin had not told a fib in years, but the last one she did tell was a doozy. On her widely publicized resume, she misrepresented the school from which she earned her bachelor's degree and listed a Ph.D. she never finished. The lies hung around until an alumni magazine threatened to reveal them last...

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