The Smartest Guys in the Room (book)
|Author||Bethany McLean, Peter Elkind|
|Original title||The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron|
|Subject||Corporate Law, Ethics, fall of Enron|
|October 13, 2003|
The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron is a book by Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind, first published in 2003 by Portfolio Trade. In 2005, it was adapted into a documentary film, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room.
McLean and Elkind worked on the book when they both were Fortune senior writers. McLean had written a March 5, 2001 article for Fortune called, "Is Enron overpriced?"
The book is based on hundreds of interviews and details from personal calendars, performance reviews, e-mails, and other documents. It was called “The best book about the Enron debacle to date” by BusinessWeek.
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