T. Boone Pickens
- Energy Policy
- Alternative Energy
- Environmental Policy
Audience & Industry
- Board Meetings and Executive Briefings
- Sales Professionals
- Senior Management Groups
One of the world’s most successful and recognized business leaders, T. Boone Pickens shows how persistence, the ability to execute and an unyielding belief in his own entrepreneurial spirit brought him to the peak of success.
A consummate entrepreneur from tiny Depression-era Holdenville, Oklahoma, T. Boone Pickens has always spoken his mind about how historically corporate managers had little ownership or accountability in the businesses they directed. A legendary oilman and philanthropist, he has become the nation’s most effective energy expert.
Pickens has routinely challenged executives to have and take ownership in their companies and to do what is right for their true bosses, the shareholders. Consistently bringing creative, problem-solving ideas to the table, he has backed them all up with major investments in the companies with which he has gotten involved. Among many professional accolades, Financial World magazine named Pickens “CEO of the Decade” in the late 1980s.
Again bucking the status-quo, Pickens launched a self-funded, $100 million grassroots campaign in 2008, aimed at reducing America’s crippling dependence on OPEC oil. Oil and Gas Investor included Pickens with such luminaries as Henry Ford and John D. Rockefeller on its “100 Most Influential People of the Petroleum Century.” Additionally, the nation’s most-watched business programs seek out his expertise on all things oil, leading CNBC to anoint him as the “Oracle of Oil.”
In a conversation with Pickens, he delivers comprehensive and forward-looking solutions and outlines steps to approach America’s energy needs, drawing from unrivaled experience reveals what it truly takes to lead successful organizations. Pickens shares insights into his dynamic career and the state of the energy universe in a no-holds-barred, humorous fashion that will captivate your audience.
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