House of Cards: Confessions of an Enron Executive

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Former Enron Executive Lynn Brewer contacted government officials to relate her first-hand knowledge of her previous employer's corrupt business practices. She even offered to hand over powerful evidence and incriminating documents. But the officials declined.

Brewer had a great deal of information, since she witnessed egregious acts of bank fraud, espionage, cover-ups, and the mind-boggling corporate shell games that have cost the public billions.

Determined to get the truth out to the public, Brewer decided to write a book.

"House of Cards: Confessions of an Enron Executive", is Lynn Brewer's gripping account of nearly three years spent with the company that has come to symbolize the worst in corporate greed. Lynn's riveting tale takes you deep into the heart of Enron for a shocking look at both the notorious illicit deals and the unscrupulous people who made them. Having spent time with Enron's water company, trading division, power trading desk, and their broadband unit, coupled with Lynn's background in accounting and law, a scandalous portrait emerges of a company run amok in the name of naked avarice. Fascinating, revelatory, and oftentimes hilarious, "House of Cards: Confessions of an Enron Executive" is the only book you'll need to understand the true reasons why Enron collapsed.

In her book, Brewer details such shockers as how she uncovered massive bank fraud and then was told to conceal it; her public confrontation with CEO Jeff Skilling over a conspiracy to sell substandard gas; the nature of partnerships formed by CFO Andy Fastow, designed to confuse any attempts at deciphering them; her discovery of espionage, theft, and subsequent coverup by the husband of Enron powerhouse Rebecca Mark; the extraordinary antics of Enron's electricity traders and their scheme to "print money" how Enron's infamous "rank and yank" review process brutalized employees and set them at each other's throats; and how many women at Enron saw sleeping to the top as their only chance at promotion.

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There are many books about Enron on the market, but this one is truly written by an insider! Ms. Brewer describes the day-to-day existence at Enron in a manner never before captured. She takes you into the office where you experience everything from petty backbiting to the insidious dog-eat-dog atmosphere that poisoned Enron from the executive suite on down. Her book is candid, revealing and she even admits to her own mistakes! An incredible read!

She even details how a major publisher dangled a six-figure advance for the book in front of her face and then pulled the plug at the last minute! Undaunted, she turned to us to make sure the truth got out!

This book also makes a great reference guide to the scandal and Enron's business practices, as it contains an in-depth index.

About the Author:

Lynn Brewer is a former Enron executive and Chairman of the International Society of Ethics Examiners™ (ISEE). The ISEE™ is an international membership organization open to ethics professionals who share a common vision - the development of a Uniform Certified Ethics Examination to examine the ethical environment of corporations to communicate real value and risk in capital markets.

She has also created the Foundation for Full Disclosure and Ethical Leadership, which will offer an annual award to companies that recognize sustainable shareholder value and growth can only be achieved through disclosure and ethical leadership.

Lynn has also become an internationally recognized speaker on the issue of reputation risk management and ethical literacy. She lives with her husband Doug on a farm in western Washington, where she writes and pursues her vision to prevent the next Enron.

Matthew Scott Hansen is the co-author of the bestseller "Andy Kaufman Revealed." Matt and his wife Stephanie, and their two dogs and four cats live in Southern California. Luckily, they were unaffected by Enron's power price gouging.

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