Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room

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The documentary “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room,” directed by Alex Gibney, explores the financial scandal that brought the firm (Enron) to its knees. Ethics can be viewed as the system of principles and values that governs the behaviour of a person or organization. In the instance of companies, the behaviour that the firm chooses to follow is imperative as operating under unethical practices can pose mojor challenges. This was the situation faced by the then CEO, Jeff Skilling, who sought to implement ‘mark-to-market accounting’ which booked potential future profit the same day a deal was signed, leading the firm to overstate their profit. The ideology purported by Skilling was ethically questionable in that, it had led to increases

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