A New Book by Carey Falter, Enron Employees Ten Years Later an Inspiring Tale of Deceit, Loss, and Bouncing Back

By Carey Falter, PRNE
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

SIERRA VISTA, Arizona, December 1, 2011 -

What good can possibly come out of being laid off? On December 3, 2001, America watched as 4,000 employees left the Enron building in downtown Houston with boxes of their belongings, facing an uncertain future. The hidden reality was that Enron laid off workers around the world before and after the bankruptcy. Few ever saw it coming.

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“When you have senior management telling you everything is okay, everything is great, things are going well, you start to buy in; you start to believe. You want to believe.” (Brian Fritz - Portland, Oregon)

Their personal stories reveal subtle warning signs and offer new insights into the collapse.

“I walked away and said to my boss, ‘This isn’t right, this was obscene, this is mad!’” (Colin Bailey - London, England)

Live through their anguish as they struggle to regain their financial footing.

“We did not buy presents during Christmas because Enron collapsed. . .It was hard to explain to my two daughters the economics of not buying a $20 present which we will use [instead] to buy groceries or pay for [rent] and utilities.” (Leoncio Flores - Houston, Texas)

Become encouraged as each person reflects on how the experience positively impacted their life. 

“I know that my life today is directly related to getting hired [at Enron]. I knew that when I went to work there it was going to change my life; and it did without a doubt.” (Jim Rountree - Houston, Texas)

These twelve people share their amazing journey to new found successes and hard-earned wisdom for those traveling the employed and unemployed road.

First-time author Carey Falter is a freelance business book summary writer with EBSCO Publishing with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Arizona.

RISING ABOVE ENRON: An Insider View of the Collapse and How Twelve People Used it to Transform Their Lives

By Carey Falter


Paperback $12.95

180 Pages, 5 x 8 inches

ISBN: 978-0-9848834-0-0

KINDLE eBook $6.50

ISBN: 978-0-9848834-3-1

Author Available for Interviews

Carey Falter


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