Book: Conspiracy of Fools

Summation: read this book. yes, read this book (or listen to the audiobook).

Conspiracy of Fools: A True Story by Kurt Eichenwald is a book on Enron. The book outlines in riveting detail all the schemes and general idiocy of the Enron employees — most notably, Andy Fastow.

Eichenwald is a New York Times reporter who goes in-depth to try to explain both the money laundering and also the personalities behind the crimes. This is a good example of an out-of-control company were all the compensation was tied to items not in the long-term interest of the company. Enron, more than almost any other company, was a true slave to the bubble stock market of the 1990s and began going downhill when it changed its revenue reporting standards to a mark-to-market system.

this is a very important book to get a glimpse behind the motivations of the stock perpetrators.

1 thought on “Book: Conspiracy of Fools

  1. Zeana

    Yes, this truly is a fascinating read – a page turner – and once hooked you can’t put it down.
    If this is the “true” story, then of course Kenneth Lay and Jeff Skilling really are not guilty. Why the trial?


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