Enron: Maybe Megadeals Mean Megarisk

It has been a rough few weeks for Rebecca P. Mark. On Aug. 3, the chairman and chief executive of Enron Corp.'s international-power unit had her biggest deal, in India, abruptly canceled after a state government review. Mark's effort to salvage the $2.8 billion Dabhol project with last-minute promises of concessions only produced scorn from Hindu nationalist politicians. Then, back in the U.S., on a vacation to unwind, she was tossed into a cactus while on a horseback excursion.

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