Still curious about how Enron went from a high-flying success to the largest bankruptcy in history? Me neither. That is, until I picked up The Smartest Guys in the Room, a sharp, provocative book that brings the company and its characters to life. While the book relies heavily on unnamed sources, authors Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind, both Fortune magazine writers, provide incisive and detailed portraits of the men and women involved. It's intriguing and comprehensive, and after the introduction, you'll be hooked. Stephanie Swilley is studying for her M.B.

A. at Vanderbilt University's Owen School of Management.

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