Bethany McLean – The Smartest Guys in the Room

The definitive volume on Enron’s amazing rise and scandalous fall, from an award-winning team of Fortune investigative reporters.
Author: Bethany McLean
Narrator: Dennis Boutsikaris
Duration: 22 hours 30 minutes
Released: 10 Nov 2011
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Language: English

User Review:

varnish ragged

Covered every single thing related to Enron and its downfall. Cram packed with information. For me this was a little too into the numbers. I wanted to know more about the people involved. There was only one mention of Martha Steward in the epilogue which quite surprised me.

After reading this version of the downfall of an organization which really was more of an empire with it’s executives who really felt that they were minor deities and above the law, I can see how such power can corrupt and ruin lives.

The whole story is so incredibly sad as the final outcome was devastating.

All in all a pretty good read.