Anatomy of Greed Author:Brian Cruver Brian Cruver first entered the "Death Star", Enron's office complex, in March 2001. He was 29 yrs. old, an eager MBA ready to cash in as a new hire with one of America's most highly valued companies. But, from his first day - when his new boss warned him, "there was a mix-up in the hiring process," - to his last, when he and his collegues were g... more »iven 30 minutes to leave the building, Cruver found himself enmeshed in a business cult that each day grew only more bizarre.
With dark humor and page-turning momentum, Cruver lays out firsthand: the giddy group-think nurtured by Enron's leadership, whose incessant cheerleading for the company's stock price rendered many Enronuians unable to believe that they were routinely being spoon-fed lies; the "rank and yank" peer review process that fostered horse-trading among managers over which employees would be given poor evaluations; the traders who made dubious deals to ensure their own lucrative bonuses; and the sinister designs and funding of Enron's fraudulent off-the-books partnerships.« less