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The smartest guys in the room : the amazing rise and scandalous fall of Enron

Author: Bethany McLean; Peter Elkind
Publisher: New York : Portfolio, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Just as Watergate was the defining political story of its time, so Enron is the biggest business story of our time. And just as All the President's Men was the one Watergate book that gave readers the full story, with all the drama and nuance, The Smartest Guys in the Room is the one book you have to read to understand this amazing business saga.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McLean, Bethany.
Smartest guys in the room.
New York : Portfolio, 2003
(OCoLC)681062197
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bethany McLean; Peter Elkind
ISBN: 1591840082 9781591840084
OCLC Number: 52418094
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxv, 435 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Authors' notes and acknowledgments --
Cast of characters --
Our values --
Introduction --
ch. 1. Lunch on a silver platter --
ch. 2. "Please keep making us millions" --
ch. 3. "We were the apostles" --
4. The first prima donna --
5. Guys with spikes --
6. The Empress of Energy --
7. The 15 percent solution --
8. A recipe for disaster --
9. The Klieg-Light syndrome --
10. The Hotel Kenneth-Lay-a --
11. Andy Fastow's secrets --
12. The big enchilada --
13. "An unnatural act" --
14. The beating heart of Enron --
15. Everybody loves Enron --
16. When pigs could fly --
17. Gaming California --
18. Bandwidth hog --
19. "Ask why, asshole" --
20. "I want to resign" --
21. The $45 million question --
22. "We have no cash!" --
Epilogue : isn't anybody sorry? --
Index.
Responsibility: Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind.
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Just as Watergate was the defining political story of its time, so Enron is the biggest business story of our time. And just as All the President's Men was the one Watergate book that gave readers the full story, with all the drama and nuance, The Smartest Guys in the Room is the one book you have to read to understand this amazing business saga.

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