"Anatomy of Greed" by Brian Cruver Book Review by Writing Specialists

"Anatomy of Greed" by Brian Cruver
This paper examines the Brian Cruver's book about the Enron scandal, "Anatomy of Greed".
# 92708 | 3,778 words | 1 source | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Feb 27, 2007 in Business (Accounting) , Business (Companies) , English (Analysis) , Ethics (General)

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The paper discusses "Anatomy of Greed", which shows the author's place as an Enron insider and his view of the overall scheme of things in the Enron scandal. The paper explains how Enron was building itself up for years, based on few assets, tricky accounting and a building debt. Higher officials inside Enron were benefiting from this at the cost of employees and others who were depending on stock or employment options that did not exist. The paper reveals that accounting practices that were legal gave Enron the idea that it could hide its dealings. The paper explores how it was fear and greed that led Enron to continue acting unethically until it destroyed the company and many people's lives in the process.

From the Paper:

"Chapter One, entitled "Welcome to the Death Star," explains how Cruver started with Enron. It explains how lucky he thought he was to work for such a highly respect and world-renowned company that was a leader in business. Shortly after beginning, Cruver became aware of many things that may not have been common knowledge to those outside of Enron. Some were light-hearted, like the many comparisons of Enron to Star Wars; Enron headquarters was the Death Star (hence the chapter title), Chief Executive Officer Jeff Skilling was Darth Vader, and Ken Lay was the Emperor."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Cruver, Brian. Anatomy of Greed. New York: Carroll & Graf, 2002.

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"Anatomy of Greed" by Brian Cruver (2007, February 27) Retrieved April 01, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/anatomy-of-greed-by-brian-cruver-92708/

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""Anatomy of Greed" by Brian Cruver" 27 February 2007. Web. 01 April. 2020. <https://www.academon.com/book-review/anatomy-of-greed-by-brian-cruver-92708/>