Conspiracy of fools- Enron story

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Conspiracy of fools- Enron story

Post by Farm_or » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:00 am

By Kurt Eichenwald.

I know. I'm a little behind the times, but I found this book to be amazing. And the style of story telling is outstanding. It had me neglecting my regular duties, reading until my eyes were tired.

But it gives you a good inside look of corporate society at its worst. An extreme example of nepotism and domination of yes men and the corresponding culture of form over function.

Even today, with additional checks and balances, you have to wonder how many "creative" minds are breaking all the common sense rules with insatiable greed?

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Re: Conspiracy of fools- Enron story

Post by jennypenny » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:36 am

The Smartest Guys in the Room was pretty good, too.

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Re: Conspiracy of fools- Enron story

Post by Jason » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:53 am

Never read book but documentary based on it was good. There is real tragedy in there.

Like The Holocaust we say never again but before you know it there’s Cambodia and Bernie Madoff.

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Re: Conspiracy of fools- Enron story

Post by Kriegsspiel » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:13 am

Barbarians At The Gate was chock full of corporate narcissism and wastefulness too. I see them more as "eternal truths" than "stories of our times" :P

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Re: Conspiracy of fools- Enron story

Post by Jason » Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:14 am

Kriegsspiel wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:13 am
I see them more as "eternal truths" than "stories of our times" :P
As right as you are, if they start circulating pictures of JLF getting into a mid-size sedan outside a barbershop, I will be personally devastated.

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Re: Conspiracy of fools- Enron story

Post by Kriegsspiel » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:21 am

Last I heard, he's ballin in Subaru luxury.

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