Thursday, January 4, 2007

Required Reading

Malcolm Gladwell's article titled, Open Secrets, in The New Yorker Magazine is a required reading assignment for all teaching, learning, or writing about white collar crime. It is a truly amazing commentary on what happened at Enron, and what didn't happen by outsiders. The piece provides a whole new perspective to the Skilling sentence and the events at Enron.  It offers context.

Some questions one may ask after reading this piece: Did the government really need Andrew Fastow to make their case? Should Skilling get the Nixon pardon? Has this information world gone on overload? Will people now understand what defense attorneys face when the government gives them discovery in the form of a "document dump." Also check out Tom Kirkendall's (Houston Clear Thinkers) blog entry on the Gladwell article. Enjoy.

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a very interesting piece which Moe had read before this heads--up, but what is even more telling is that there has not been one comment here about the piece

Posted by: Moe Levine | Jan 16, 2007 3:45:22 AM

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