Rationalizing board decisions

The Enron Debacle, 14 years Ago—2015 Lessons for Nonprofit Boards?

The Enron Debacle, 14 years Ago—2015 Lessons for Nonprofit Boards?

By: Eugene Fram

In 2001 Enron Energy collapsed due to financial manipulations and a moribund board. It was the seventh-largest company in the United States. Andrew Fastow, the former CFO and architect of the manipulations served more than five years in prison for securities fraud. He recently offered the following comments to business board members that, in my opinion, are currently relevant to nonprofit boards. (http://bit.ly/1JFGQ6T) Quotations from the article are italicized. (more…)

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