Anthony Paul Torres
October 19th, 2012
On October 8th, “The Crooked E: The Unshredded Truth About Enron” was watched. This movie was aired by CBS in January 2003 after the Enron Corporation went bankrupt on December 2nd of 2001. Enron was an American energy and services company established in Houston, Texas. Hence, this film narrates the rise and fall of this corporation.
But, what is so important about Enron or watching this movie? Before Enron went bankrupt, it had approximately 20,000 employees and was one of the world’s leading natural gas, electricity, and communication companies exceeding $100 billion in revenues. With the fall of Enron, many companies and businesses were affected becoming a popular symbol, internationally, of corporate corruption and fraud. Thus, this scandal will allow us to analyze the organizational behavior from different perspectives with the purpose of learning and understanding the problems and causes from an ethical standpoint.
First, the different events presented on the movie will be categorized in different segments for a better analysis of the problems encountered throughout the movie.
The movie started by displaying de United States flag and by taking place in a really warm house party. From my perspective, this represents the American dream being displayed surrounded by big aspirations to succeed. Furthermore, the main character, Brian Cruver, is introduced in the party, as a little kid, while talking to one of his father’s friends. This friend, Mr. Blue, is introduced as a very successful man with a lot of experience in business and life by the way he talks and portrays himself in the movie. Then, Mr. Blue tells Brian that “this is America” and that you got to take what belongs to you. In this scene, Brian seemed to take into consideration what Mr. Blue said by displaying respect and admiration.
Multiple years later, Brian seems to have made the right decisions by
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