Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room

Event Date: Wednesday May 3, 2006
Time: 7:00 P.M.
Location: Langdell North, Harvard Law School

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room

Please join the Program on Negotiation and Harvard Business School Professor Max Bazerman for a screening and discussion of the film Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room.

Come see the inside story of one of history’s greatest business scandals, in which top executives of America’s 7th largest company walked away with over one billion dollars while investors and employees lost everything. Based on the best-selling book The Smartest Guys in the Room by Fortune reporters Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind and featuring insider accounts and incendiary corporate audio and videotapes, Director Alex Gibney reveals the almost unimaginable personal excesses of the Enron hierarchy. The film comes to a harrowing dénouement as we hear Enron traders’ own voices as they wring hundreds of millions of dollars in profits out of the California energy crisis. As a result, we come to understand how the avarice of Enron’s traders and their bosses had a shocking and profound domino effect that may shape the face of our economy for years to come.

Professor Bazerman, Jesse Isidor Straus Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and member of the faculty at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, will facilitate a discussion after the film.

Free admission, pizza and drinks!

The Smartest Guys in the Room was nominated for a 2005 Academy Award for Best Documentary.

“If you are looking for a good dose of outrage at a theater near you, you won’t find a better bargain than ‘Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room’… ‘Enron’ is a tight, fascinating chronicle of arrogance and greed.” — A.O. Scott, New York Times Film Critic


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