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Why Blow the Whistle? Remembering Enron

Ethan Casey | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics
Ethan Casey

Whether a "whistleblower," as Edward Snowden is inevitably being called, is good or bad, helpful or damaging, is an unavoidable and fundamental question, thus also inevitably divisive.

Mark Gongloff

Once Upon A Time White Collar Criminals Did This..

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.08.2013 | Business

If you're angry that Enron's ex-CEO might get out of jail early, keep this in mind: At least he went to jail. The decade-old Enron scandal returned...

A Pathological Moral Environment

Mike Lux | Posted 07.07.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

If this deadly dynamic isn't solved -- if the biggest banks aren't broken up, if the Department of Justice doesn't start prosecuting crime in the financial sector -- our country will in the not too distant future see a financial crisis far worse than in 2008.

Ghosts of Enron

Mike Lux | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

The ghosts of the Enron Corporation are haunting us still, and they are a lot scarier than any horror movie ghosts because, unlike the Hollywood variety, these ghosts still have enough substance to cause an economic nightmare.

The 5 Causes of Test Cheating Scandals: From Atlanta to Washington D.C

Christopher Emdin | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics
Christopher Emdin

Testing scandals will continue to persist if the structure of the present school system doesn't change. Here are the 5 main problems that help nurture this culture of cheaters.

Open Memo to Tim Cook: Versioned Out

Marie Woolf | Posted 06.24.2013 | Technology
Marie Woolf

In 2013, if it doesn't somehow make money for me, more or less immediately, having my head in "the cloud" takes on entirely new, and questionable, meaning.

Ex-Enron CEO May Get Out Of Prison Early

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON, April 4 (Reuters) - Former Enron Chief Executive Jeffrey Skilling, who is serving a 24-year sentence over the company's spectacular coll...

Your Sales Suck and Here's How Big (Social) Data Might Help

Beverly Macy | Posted 01.28.2013 | Business
Beverly Macy

Every business is dependent on good business development and yet it remains an enigma as to how to create a stellar sales organization. It takes training, motivation, leadership, good talent acquisition and tons of effort.

Ryan J. Reilly

Army Chief Who Granted KBR Secret 'Bailout' Was Ex-Enron Executive

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Army official who signed a secret agreement that military contractor KBR claims should burden taxpayers with the bill for the compan...

Life's Different for the Super Rich

George Heymont | Posted 02.22.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Earlier this year, OpenTab Productions presented the West Coast premiere of Enron 2012. Using some superb puppets designed by Miyaka Cochrane, the production was directed by Ben Euphrat with a fury appropriate to the greedy tale of what happened to "the smartest guys in the room."

Crony Capitalism's Power Couple

Robert Scheer | Posted 02.20.2013 | Business
Robert Scheer

Where is Phil Gramm hiding? The former Republican senator from Texas has not been heard from since his bank got nailed by the G-men. Or, as the Times put it, UBS now has the distinction of being "the first big global bank in more than two decades to have a subsidiary plead guilty to fraud."

Should You Lose Your Job Over An Affair?

Vicki Larson | Posted 01.15.2013 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

Does having an affair lead you to make bad decisions across the board? Does it impact your ability to lead, manage or govern, or just your ability to stick to your marital vows? And if it doesn't impact your ability to lead, manage or govern, why would you have to resign or be ousted?

About Leadership: Ethics and the Corporation

Bernie Bulkin | Posted 11.21.2012 | Business
Bernie Bulkin

The leadership of a company sets an ethical tone that pervades everything that employees in the company do.

VOTE: The Worst Financial Scandal Of All Time

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 08.13.2012 | Business

Lots of people out there are saying the Libor scandal is the worst financial scandal of all time. But how can we even know such a thing? There's only ...

How Peregrine Financial Got Around A Law Designed To Prevent Corporate Fraud

Reuters | Posted 09.28.2012 | Business

By Kevin Drawbaugh and Dena Aubin July 29 (Reuters) - When Peregrine Financial collapsed earlier this month, a nagging question resurfa...

Mitt Romney's Defense Simply Not Credible

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 09.14.2012 | Politics
Robert L. Cavnar

It's time for Romney to come clean about the entire Bain story, especially since he uses his experience at Bain as his primary qualification to be President of the United States.

Dream Team of Bank Regulators Is Forgetting an Important Player

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 08.11.2012 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

Just recently, Washington announced the creation of a "dream team" of financial regulators, called the Systemic Risk Council. Great idea, but here's a question: Why was the current chairwoman of the SEC, Mary Schapiro, not included?

SEC Should Use Wall Street Technology to Detect Corporate Crime

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 08.01.2012 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

Sadly but fortunately, there has been enough fraud, insider trading and other white collar crime in the United States over the past few decades to enable the SEC to create templates for major types of crimes and to tag the telltale signs of those crimes.

Wall Street Reform: Taking a Knife to a Gunfight

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 07.24.2012 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

If Congress is truly serious about banking reform, it needs more than just well-intentioned laws: it also needs the right people to enforce those laws, it needs to give those people the resources they require to do their job properly, and it needs to pay them decently.

How JPMorgan Is Like Enron

Bloomberg View | Jonathan Weil | Posted 05.18.2012 | Business

Bloomberg View Put this one in the category of the famous quote often credited to Mark Twain: "History does not repeat itself, but it does rhyme." ...

A Business Student's New Required Reading

Rahilla Zafar | Posted 07.17.2012 | Home
Rahilla Zafar

How Will You Measure Your Life? shows readers how the same principles and theories of management used to examine companies can be applied to themselves.

Ex-Enron Trader Retires At 38 With Billions In The Bank

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.04.2012 | Business

Most of us would feel lucky to have the means to retire at 38. Now imagine retiring at that ripe old age with $3.5 billion in the bank. That's the...

Sex, Saints, Yogurt and World Peace: Bemoaning the Loss of Decorum

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 06.27.2012 | Sports
Stuart Muszynski

Whether with baseball and steroids, basketball and greed, or football and "pay-to-injure," the stakes and competition of sports have outpaced classiness, noble intentions and decorum.

Supreme Court Rejects Enron Exec's Appeal To Overturn Criminal Conviction

Reuters | Posted 06.16.2012 | Business

* Appeals court ruled that any errors at trial were harmless * Supreme Court ruled in case in 2010 * Resentencing of Ski...

The Dumbest 'Bipartisan' Move Since Repealing Glass-Steagall

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Once again the 'bipartisan' consensus in Washington, fueled by an intoxicating brew of conventional wisdom laced with campaign cash, has repealed some of those 'cumbersome regulations' that do nothing of value -- nothing, that is, except prevent catastrophes.