Power Trip

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Power Trip is a darkly amusing documentary that looks at what happened when a bunch of dopey foreigners working for Dennis Bakke‘s AES tried to bring their “responsible” and “fun” corporate values to the former Soviet republic of Georgia after buying the nation’s nominally privatized power company.

The Americans and Brits make sure to open up their office space and delegate as much authority as possible. Meanwhile, the power they’re buying from the national supplier is going to politically connected players and not to them.  And their customers feel no duty to pay them.

(It’s free for subscribers to stream from Amazon Prime. Addendum: Apparently it was available until very, very recently.)

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