Enron Corp. President Jeffrey K. Skilling was nearly the last person in his company to hear about the energy giant's $15 million effort to begin online trading of natural gas and electricity. In September, when developers were locking in the site's black-and-orange color scheme--just two months before its launch--they finally consulted the boss. That was four months after the team of 380 employees started an around-the-clock effort to build EnronOnline, which has since handled billions of dollars in trades.
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