Synopsis of Enron-the Smartest Guy in the Room

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Synopsis of ENRON-The Smartest Guy in the room documentary It was indeed a pleasure watching the documentary ENRON- The Smartest Guy in the Room documentary. It gave me an insight on whatever a person does wrong in the dark it will eventually come to light! Enron Corporation was an American energy, commodities, and services company based in Houston, Texas. Before its bankruptcy on December 2, 2001, Enron employed approximately 20,000 staff and was one of the world's leading electricity, natural gas, communications, and pulp and paper companies, with claimed revenues of nearly $101 billion in 2000. Due to scandals Enron went from being the nation’s 7th largest corporation to going in bankruptcy within weeks. At the beginning of the documentary John Cliff Baxter was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head. He was an Enron employee that I personally feel couldn’t handle the truth on the scandals that was going on within the company and also could not deal with the vicious media statements. Jeffrey Skilling who was the former President and CEO of Enron corporation stated that John Cliff told him that media was calling all the employees child molesters. Jeffrey Skilling clearly stated in court that, “I don’t believe I did anything wrong.” Chartering the futures of energy and power Ken Lay, Chairman of Enron, and Jeffrey Skilling built their own plus state room in the company. Along with the deceit of Enron it was one the largest contributors to the first presidential campaign of George W. Bush. I truly believe that President Bush and his father had knowledge of what was going in the company because they were too close to the CEO and Chairman. Kay Lay meets Jeff Skilling and his idea was to find a way to transform energy that could be traded for stocks and bonds. Basically Skilling had the desire and saw the ability to build an industry from starch.

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