1) Don’t Trust Your Rearview Mirror (7/2/2010)
Cox’s Associate Dean of Executive Education Frank Lloyd wrote a piece on the changing atmosphere of the business world. Technology is the driving force behind all of the change, and in order for companies to thrive in the new environment, they need to continually find ways to find and keep a competitive advantage. In order to prosper in today’s economic environment, firms are going to have to realize that what worked in the past isn’t going to necessarily work in the future. Companies must adapt and create leaders who can lead, make money, and help the organization grow during volatile times.
2) Drilling Ban Counter to Economic Reason (7/2/2010)
Houston Business Chronicle
Director of the Maguire Energy Institute Bruce Bullock commented on BP’s newly appointed executive Bob Dudley, who is in charge of the newly created Gulf Coast Restoration Organization. Dudley Replaced “I think it’s certainly helped to calm the atmosphere down a little bit. Certainly, Hayward had become a bit of a lightning rod,” Bullock said. Dudley’s reputation as cool-headed, crisis manager has helped him get off to a good start.
3) Relief Well is Last Best Hope to Contain Gusher (7/5/2010)
Director of the Maguire Energy Institute Bruce Bullock comments on the possibility of the relief wells for BP’s disastrous oil spill being successful on the first try. “You’re going 18,000 feet to hit a dinner plate,” he said. “My guess is two or three times is more of a likelihood,” he said.
4) Regional EPA Chief Defends Drilling Moratorium (7/9/2010)
Director of the Maguire Energy Institute Bruce Bullock appears on KERA’s Program “Think,” and discusses what he thinks about President Obama’s Drilling Moratorium. “A six month moratorium, with a date and some big blue ribbon commission to take a look at it is more a political move than a policy move” said Bullock. He also said a “pause” is more appropriate, during which time spill plans could be completed; engineering issues addressed, and blow-out preventers tested. He says then drilling could proceed
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