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Enron Hewlett Packard Finan Calculator HP-12C
Message #1 Posted by Howard on 31 July 2003, 7:02 a.m.

I wonder if this the financial calculator that was used to do all the damage. Its historical value will most probably be greater than its item value. http://cgi.netscape.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3038614791&category=11712

      
seems like a gimmick
Message #2 Posted by Norm on 31 July 2003, 1:18 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Howard

seems like a gimmick because he probably just stuck the logo onto there.

Even so, that trick might fetch a few extra bucks, maybe from some financial person who has admiration for Enron and its officials.

If it is a REAL Enron calculator, there should be some alligator teeth marks in the plastic.

            
Re: seems like a gimmick
Message #3 Posted by David Smith on 31 July 2003, 4:17 p.m.,
in response to message #2 by Norm

These are legit machines. Enron issued them to a lot of their people. I have seen them with and without the "Crooked E" on the machine and/or case. I suspect you need the logo on both to be truly legit. They seldom seem to sell for more than normal machines these days.

      
Re: Enron Hewlett Packard Finan Calculator HP-12C
Message #4 Posted by Valhalla on 31 July 2003, 4:49 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Howard

Enron??? Damage??? What are you talking about?? What does enron mean?? Does it make the calc better or something?? One last thing, used to cause what damage??

Just curious.

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Re: Enron Hewlett Packard Finan Calculator HP-12C
Message #5 Posted by Raymond Del Tondo on 31 July 2003, 7:26 p.m.,
in response to message #4 by Valhalla

Hi,

do a google search for enron, then you'll see.

Enron was one of those companies which didn't know how to correctly calculate. Seems they didn't use their E12C's very much;-)

Raymond

                  
On the contrary, Enron calculated flawlessly
Message #6 Posted by Norm on 1 Aug 2003, 3:08 a.m.,
in response to message #5 by Raymond Del Tondo

On the contrary, Enron DID know how to calculate correctly.

It was a perfect model of business management, something that other business leaders (and the lowly engineering community) should study and learn from.

Enron created maximum equity for the shareholders, exactly according to mandatory guiding gospel of the MBA community.

All you had to do was sell your shares near the market high, when the equity value had reached maximum. And if you didn't then that's your problem.


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