A. To what extent can we separate our private lives from our business responsibilities?
B. How does one reconcile personal loyalty with company loyalty when the two are in conflict?
C. How would you characterize the ethical dilemma that the author faced?
D. How would you contrast the "loyalty" that the author felt toward their employer relative to the "loyalty" that may have existed within the Enron context? Are there similarities or differences between the two cases?
E. It is possible that the goal of maximizing shareholder wealth could create a problem of conflicting ethics or integrity? Please describe how this may have occurred in the case scenario.
F.What was the threat to the high-value bond issue? How did this play in the author’s decision?
G.Did the author have too many "feelings" for people — how did this affect her judgment in the case? If you were the author, how would you have reacted toward Steven and Lori? What would you have done?
H. Relative to the article on Enron that you read for Theme 4, if you had worked for Enron in the finance department and were aware of the "offshore" accounting procedures, how would you have reacted to this? How would you answer this if your bonus/salary were dependent upon these accounting structures?