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Pipe dreams : greed, ego, jealousy and the death of Enron

Author: Robert Bryce
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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" ... a gossipy, funny, irreverent analysis of why Enron failed. It traces Enron's transformation from a small regional gas pipeline company into an energy Goliath. ... Based on interviews with more than 200 current and former Enron employees, as well as Wall Street analysts and dozens of company filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. ... [includes profiles of Ken Lay, Jeff Skilling, Andrew Fastow, Lou  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Bryce
ISBN: 158648138X 9781586481384
OCLC Number: 459817096
Description: xvii, 394 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The job fair --
John Henry Kirby and the roots of Enron --
Buy or be bought --
The merger --
The Lays move to River Oaks --
The Valhalla fiasco --
"The smartest son of a bitch I've ever met" --
Banking on the Gas Bank --
Mark-to-market account-a-rama --
Enron goes international : Teesside --
The big shot buying binge --
"Kenny Boy" --
The Dabhol debacle --
OPIC : sweet subsidies --
A kinder, gentler Enron --
The reign of Skilling --
"A pit of vipers" --
Cash flow problems, part 1 --
Chewco : the 3-percent solution --
Sexcapades --
The family Lay --
LJM1 --
Buying off the board --
The deal diva --
Enron's Waterworld --
Hyping the bandwidth bubble --
Andy Fastow arrives ... in River Oaks --
Strippers and stock options --
Casino Enron : cash flow problems, part 2 --
LJM2 --
The Big Five versus the SEC --
Derivatives hocus-pocus --
Ken Rice : missing in action --
Analysts who think --
Air Enron --
Skilling says a bad word --
George W. to the rescue, part 1 --
Broadband blues --
Sleepless in Houston : cash flow problems, part 3 --
Sherron Watkins saves her own ass --
George W. to the rescue, part 2 --
You gotta have art --
Revenge of the raptors --
"An outstanding job as CFO" --
Fastow goes bye-bye --
Posh PJ's --
Greenspan gets the Enron prize --
One restatement too many --
The downgrade --
The bankruptcy --
Epilogue : "Salvation Armani."
Responsibility: Robert Bryce.

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After the collapse of Enron in autumn 2001 came disclosures about its unethical deals, offshore accounts and accounting irregularities. This book traces Enron's transformation from a small regional  Read more...

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