Saturday, September 19, 2020
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There are many major issues facing the Texas Legislature during the 2019 session. In early August I attended an event in San Angelo called the West Texas Legislative Summit which gave us insight into what those issues will be. The Summit was well attended this year with a handful...
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It seems that everything, even basic necessities like energy, has become highly political today. But our conversation about American energy doesn't have to be this way. That's why the American Petroleum Institute is calling on voters, candidates, and the media to put aside partisanship with its "Power Past Politics"...
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Serious illnesses like cancer can take a damaging toll on an individual’s finances―But there are smart solutions Too often, serious illness is accompanied by another woe: major financial strain. Coping with an illness like late-stage cancer, advanced heart disease or ALS can drain savings and rack up bills swiftly. Even if...
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Malignant mindsets of current and aspiring leaders likely to be counterproductive As an Organizational Psychologist and 28 years working with the top three levels in Fortune 100 companies, I’ve noticed some common themes with some of the most successful people in the world. See if you can identify with any...
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This declaration comes from respected energy veteran David Sealock. His stellar career now includes the Chief Executive Officer position at Petroteq Energy, a bold oil producer that’s also an environmental innovator. Petroteq utilizes a revolutionary, cost-effective system that cleanly pulls high-grade oil from tar sands and heavy crude. In fact, Petroteq...
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The oil and gas industry occupies an awkward position in the modern societal and cultural hierarchy. So much of everything on which our domestic and international economies depend and operate is fueled by and made from oil and natural gas, and yet the industry is simultaneously ignored at best...
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I’m an oil and gas guy. That’s what I’ve been for an entire career, which technically began in June 1979, when I went to work as an accountant for Coastal States Oil and Gas Company at Greenway Plaza in Houston. But my history with the oil and gas industry...
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Entropy, life-cycle accounting and the circular economy are terms and concepts indicative of how society now looks at the world differently than previous generations. As the global population pushes toward ten billion people by the end of this century, thoughtful approaches to sustainability will become ever more essential to...
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When used correctly, social and community investing can be valuable for growing your business. Social investing is the practice of investing in companies that fit with your personal beliefs, such as health-related companies or pet supply businesses. Similarly, if you are against smoking, you would probably not invest in...
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Several years ago in the midst of a family crisis, dear friends of ours counseled us to try to stay focused on praying for “best possible outcome” and reminded us that something good always comes from every terrible situation. When one is in the depths of despair, with so...
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