23 January, 2012

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (Documentary)


Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room is a documentary that categorically explores the origins of the company and the people who ran it and uses evidence, interviews, and televised hearings to put forth an explanation of how the company was involved in a number of fraudulent deals that led to its demise leaving a number of its employees suddenly jobless and without pension.

I am aware that I am half a decade late catching up on the story of Enron but nevertheless the documentary provides a great insider's view into one of the leading companies of the world and its rise and eventual downfall. The documentary, although released in 2005, still works as a general insight into the corporate world and its dealings.

As a documentary, the film is edited well and features some good relevant background music that synchronizes perfectly with the story. It covers all aspects of Enron as a company, from traders to CEOs and their escapades, and in doing so looks at a number of loopholes that are in place in our financial institutions.

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the World is an entertaining watch, but more so an important watch because it cautions us against taking multinational companies at face value. In this highly unstable economic world, the story of Enron is an eye opener and one story that everyone should be aware of. 

8 comments:

  1. A documentary I have not seen yet ;) Sounds like one to check out!

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    1. Say what? I've actually seen a documentary before you. Wow... I'm catching up :-)

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  2. I am not the greatest viewer of docu's but I am trying... and yes I have worked out why I cannot comment... It was me!!

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    1. I didn't know that Scott. I always thought you would enjoy documentaries. Have you seen Senna? This one is pretty talkative, but still nicely doe and very informative. Thanks

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    2. -Good piece of information.

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  3. I've just seen The Smartest Guy in The Room , I can only recommend highly. Am still enraged by the overwhelming greed in the CEOs.
    After watching this film, the Shock Doctrine and the Inside Job, the prospect of anyone doing anything about greed, corruption and indifference from the hands of the almighty CEOs is close to zero. One can only hope that Obama might remember his election promises to address the Wall Street greed, because if he doesn't and Spitzer can't - the future is very gloomy.

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    1. It really is shocking information. Thanks for stopping by.

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