Enron, the Emails

Watched “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room” last night.

The documentary was not as in-depth as the book: detailing the “mark to market” and “off-balance sheet entities” created by the management of Enron. The impact of the resulting US Law named Sarbanes-Oxley made financial auditors more responsible and powerful within organisations; and personally changed my last 3-4 years at Adobe. Paperwork and legal city.Thanks to technology, you are able to do some filtering through 500,000 of Enron’s emails from 1999 to 2002. (link thanks to Andrew Smith). Just like looking through someone’s trash, there are few diamonds amongst the organisational announcements and spam.