Sherron Watkins, the famous Enron whistleblower who tried to warn CEO Ken Lay that the energy company was headed for trouble, testified today in the Enron trial of Lay and former Enron exec Jeff Skilling. The Associated Press report on her testimony can be found here. Check out the March issue of Inc. to read Darren Dahl's article "Learning to Love Whistleblowers." Darren reports that companies are actually setting up systems that enable employees to report wrongdoing. The goal, they say, is to spot trouble before it becomes a federal case (see Lay, Ken).
Last updated: Mar 15, 2006
MIKE HOFMAN was previously editor of Inc.com and a deputy editor at Inc. magazine, which he joined in 1996. The site was nominated for a National Magazine Award for Digital Media in 2010, and was named the best business website by Folio Magazine. In 2006, Hofman was part of a team of writers nominated for a Webby Award for best business blog. He lives in New York City. @mikehofman