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

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Main Author: Bryce, Robert.
Format: Book
Published:New York : PublicAffairs, c2002.
Edition:1st ed.
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Main Author:Bryce, Robert.

Texas-based investigative reporter Bryce has been writing about Enron since 1997. Here he traces the rise and fall of their empire, concentrating on the activities of its high-flying executives and their various fraudulent schemes. He argues that issues of regulation and accounting are not as important as the moral corruption that he sees as having been rampant in every aspect of the lives of Skilling, Lay, and the other Enron executives. Hence, he spends a lot of time detailing the various romantic affairs and examples of personal greed, as well as discussing the company's institutional corruption. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Physical Description:xvii, 394 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (p. [375]-377) and index.
Author Notes:

Over the past sixteen years, Robert Bryce has written for a panoply of now-dead publications including Talk magazine and the Tulsa Tribune. He's even written for a few still publishing, including The New York Times, The Guardian, Austin Chronicle, and Texas Observer. Bryce has been writing about Enron's political activities since 1997 and covered the firm's telecommunications and e-commerce ventures throughout 2001. Despite years of muckraking, he has won no awards worth mentioning. An apiarist, he lives in Austin with his wife, three children, and a hyperactive bird dog named Biscuit

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