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As I write this, the news is breaking that the American Health Care Act has been pulled from the floor late on a Friday afternoon and we’ll have to wait and see what’s next for healthcare in America. I was originally asked to put together a piece comparing the...
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In business and entrepreneurship, there are few bigger buzzwords today than “hustle.” It’s on shirts and hats, in hashtags and social media profiles. While I have nothing against working hard, I’m noticing a problem with this hustle mindset: Entrepreneurs are making “hustle” their main goal. They feel like as long...
Managing Safety Amid New Challenges
Managing safety is important every day, but the year 2020 has plagued the oil and gas industry with challenges. The onset of COVID-19, coupled with the record free fall of prices, left oil and gas personnel frantically searching for answers while recovering from this shocking new life. Although historical,...
Military action leading to closure of the Strait of Hormuz between Iran and Saudi Arabia could seriously disrupt global trade in chemicals and oil products, with a knock-on effect for the world’s already fragile manufacturing economy. The U.S. killing of General Qasem Soleimani, head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ overseas...
The Mental Toll School shootings impose long-term detrimental effects on the communities where they occur. Mental health suffers, surviving students fail to thrive to their potential, and the overall community endures long-term economic costs. As a country, we are all suffering mentally to some degree. A majority of teens say they...
Developing and executing a strategic plan to help manage real estate and occupancy costs is an important consideration for oil and gas companies. A well thought out plan will have long term financial implications and will impact the ability to attract and retain talent moving forward.  By sharing some...
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The economy of Texas is highly diverse and complex, and commands a global reach in terms of trade partners. Demographically, Texas is well-positioned with a population two to four years younger than the rest of the U.S. on average. With a diverse economy, and a diverse, growing and youthful...
Cybersecurity
Data breaches put not only your company and employees at risk but also your customers. Depending on the scale of a breach, your reputation could become significantly damaged, driving down profits and jeopardizing relationships and business with customers and clients. According to the Ponemon Institute’s 2018 Cost of a Data Breach study,...