Enron Leads Pack With Dumbest Moments in Business
In today's business climate, it seems like there's something new to add to this list nearly every day. So far, nearly 200 people have added their own "Dumbest Moments" and the list is growing. Feel free to add your own comments at the bottom of this story, or click over to the Business 2.0 story  and post your experiences there.
Not surprisingly, the number one dumbest moment on the list is Enron's overstatement of earnings due to the hidden debt buried in off-the-book partnerships, all the while assuming they could get away with such shenanigans. Enron actually makes several appearances on the list, accompanied by the firm's now defunct auditor, Arthur Andersen LLP.
Reminiscent of candidates for the famous Darwin awards , those dubious honors bestowed on people who attempt to improve the worldwide gene pool by finding ways to foolishly remove themselves from it, executives at Burger King recently suffered severe burns after walking over hot coals while participating in a team-building workshop.
Or perhaps you heard about the Newspaper Association of America awarding Kmart its prestigious "Retailer of the Year" tribute - one day before Kmart filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
If you've got time for a break, take a few minutes to relax and enjoy the blunders  of others in the business world.