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Author Bryce, Robert.

Title Pipe dreams : greed, ego, and the death of Enron / Robert Bryce.

Imprint New York : PublicAffairs, ©2003.


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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 410 pages)
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Note Updated with a new afterword.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-393) and index.
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."
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Summary "Enron. The word has become synonymous with excess, avarice, and Wall Street skullduggery. It wasn't always so. Once upon a time, Enron was a stable, profitable company with some of the best energy assets in the world. But in the late 1990s, the company changed." "Surely you've heard about some of Enron's convoluted deals and nefarious accounting practices. But what hasn't been explained is Why? Why did this once-thriving, innovative company with rock-solid cash flow suddenly implode? The answer, Texas business journalist Robert Bryce reveals in this book, is that bad business practices begin with human beings." "Pipe Dreams is not your typical boring business book. It's 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 ... and then tracks step-by-step, business decision by business decision, extra-marital affair by extra-marital affair, how Enron's leaders were corrupted. 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, Pipe Dreams tells the inside story of the greed, sex, and excess that strangled the seventh-largest corporation in America. It contains profiles of the company's key miscreants, including Ken Lay, Jeff Skilling, Andrew Fastow, and Lou Pai, the secretive trading whiz who sold more stock - $270 million worth - than any Enron executive. There's also a devastating profile of Rebecca Mark, a largely-ignored player in the Enron saga, whose bad deals in India and the water business cost investors $2 billion."--Jacket.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Enron Corp -- Corrupt practices.
Enron Corp. -- Pratiques déloyales.
Enron Corp. (OCoLC)fst00694011
Enron Corp. Houston, Tex.
Energy industries -- Corrupt practices -- United States.
Business failures -- United States.
Industries énergétiques -- Pratiques déloyales -- États-Unis.
Faillite -- États-Unis.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Power Resources -- General.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industries -- Energy.
SCIENCE -- Energy.
Business failures. (OCoLC)fst00842694
Corruption. (OCoLC)fst01352550
Energy industries -- Corrupt practices. (OCoLC)fst00910115
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Business & Economics.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Bryce, Robert. Pipe dreams. New York : PublicAffairs, ©2003 1586482017 (DLC) 2004266276 (OCoLC)54806130
ISBN 0585499969 (electronic bk.)
9780585499963 (electronic bk.)
1586482017 (pbk.)
9781586482015 (pbk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000053252046
NZ1 11773705

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