The Enron Wars – Vanity Fair
The Watkins Memo
Why do you think the whistleblowers we’ve encountered have all been women?
The first reason I guess is women are more considering about emotions not about objective facts. Maybe a man won't do anything he thinks it is wrong. He will refuse wrong things immediately. But women judge things by their own standards. For instance, if a woman likes the person who tells a woman to do something wrong based on the woman’s knowledge, she will conflict with herself and follow the feelings from her heard and find some excuses to defend herself. But if later she begins to hate the same person, she will regret what she did and find another way to cover her mistake. So they could change their mind and stand by the opposite side.
Second reason may be that women are lack of safety feeling so they enjoy being a whistleblower to protect them not to be attacked directly. I am a girl too so I could understand why girls prefer to choose such an unethical way. Women don’t like battles and they maybe think an anonymous letter could express what they think but will not lead conflicts between them and their bosses. 2.
When Margaret Ceconi called Carol Coale of Prudential Securities, do you think she was she blowing this whistle or was she disclosing material non-public information that should have had securities law implications for Prudential Securities?
Based on The Enron Wars, I think Margaret Ceconi was a whistleblower and she revealed non-public information of Enron to Carol Coale. After losing her job at Enron, Ceconi made a phone call to provide her information of inside in Enron. In my opinion, this behavior is kind of reprisal to response her fired. The article mentioned that “Unlike Watkins’s straightforward..., Ceconi’s letter began with a litany of complaints about the company.” So her letter is more like revenge and not for just revealing truth. Although she did this...
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