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Houston ... we have a problem - compulsive reading,
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This review is from: The Energy of Nations: Risk Blindness and the Road to Renaissance (Kindle Edition)
You can read this even if you don't operate in any of these worlds.
I do and I wanted to know if this was just another dry energy book. But given I used to head hunt his staff in the early days, some of whom were embarrassed by his vocal emotional outbursts on the corporate circuit, something told me this might be an entertaining read.
And boy was I not disappointed, he has the kahones(?) to really tell it straight - and he's bang on right. So kudos for honesty and realism - given there are global economies and chaos themes riding on the back of this ...not something you take on lightly.
In a great world diary of events and corporate meetings he successfully draws together all the noise and rhetoric around climate change, oil running out, energy black outs, capitalist greed, wanton consumption, politics, lobbying and corporate and human behaviour.
He shapes out what it means for the average human being and, more importantly what has to be done to counter it - practically.
its a great fly on the wall docu-diary read of an exec who cares about the planet.
The suppression, arrogance and human insight is fascinating. It's great he shares his real inner thoughts during meetings - a nice insight that a reader really connects with.
Should be compulsory reading for every person - particularly parents.
This might be the equivalent publication today that Darwin's Origin of Species was in 1859 ... it'll certainly face the same picky dissection from the climate neysayers and energy, oil & gas fraternity. Whether you believe in climate change or not - there's no denying "Houston we have a problem" and its all in this book.