Monday, Dec. 25, 2006

Kenneth Lay

Ken Lay displayed none of the obvious traits found in CEOs responsible for the mega corporate meltdowns of this decade: he was not arrogant, he was disciplined, and he was truly empathetic and altruistic to those less fortunate. Lay's one or two transgressions in life occurred when doing the right thing was a big risk, carrying the possibility of bankruptcy and poverty. Ironically, his risk-averse choices resulted in Enron's bankruptcy nonetheless, sealing Lay's reputation forever as one of failure and lost greatness

Watkins is an Enron whistle-blower and one of TIME's Persons of the Year in 2002