West Point graduate and Combat Attack helicopter pilot, Wesley takes the experiences and danger he had in battle, discusses the limitations of rules of engagement, and turns them into real-life lessons, applicable for everyday life.
Let defeat motivate you. As a NASA Aerospace engineer, and professional racecar driver, Bobby has experienced more than most. Bobby teaches that failures will teach you more than you could have ever learned from any victory. Ever.
Former Head of Energy, ScotiaBank shares his personal experience avoiding a devastating situation during the fall of Enron. Mark describes how he made the right decision to alert his leaders and act on his confidence Enron would fail.
Currently a lead director of Boeing Corporation, Mike was born in the former Yugoslavia and emigrated to the US without English and with only $1500. After joining GE he rose to become a division president then joined Motorola becoming President and CEO. His next role as CEO of internet giant Nortel Networks slammed right into the Financial Crisis of 2008. Growing up under communism but becoming a Capitalist and a CEO of a major public company is a road map worth studying.
Not only a professional race driver with his own team in the Ferrari Challenge class Steven is the Head of Global Innovation for world leader KPMG. Steven outlines the winning combination for companies and individuals who have significant ethical challenges, many still unidentified, and arising from the drastic changes in technology on our lives.
Having trained in Investment Banking under the founding fathers of Mergers and Acquisitions, Greg followed a career on Wall Street that led to his becoming one of the highest rated Global Bankers in the Energy sector, and leading some of the biggest deals in the industry.
A young entrepreneur in 1991 with a passion for fast cars, John began tuning and modifying his own car to the point he began setting world records in different speed competitions. Now as the leader and namesake of Hennessey Performance John’s cars completed have passed 10,000 and include one holding the record of the world’s fastest car!
Eddie Kennison was a newly minted wide receiver in the National Football League when he went to a seminar for rookies and was handed a card that read, "78 percent of professional football players are broke and divorced one year after retiring from sports, and, 100 percent of NFL players experience job termination.
The healthcare system of the US has been enduring significant changes in the past ten years including the potential takeover by the government, a topic which is lately once again on the table. The stakes are high, a person’s own healthcare now has several stakeholders all with a role to play in the eventual treatment, cure and payment of the treatment. How can you ethically juggle all these competing interests to care for the patient, reward your investors, manage your costs and deliver the highest quality healthcare in the world?
This serial business builder just can’t stop. With his own earnings he starts and builds a large private empire worth over a billion dollars. The first time he sells out at 43 he is now wealthy, burned out, struggling for meaning, but wanting another challenge. How do you assess whats meaningful in life and direct your next effort to have Significance rather than something as common as Success?
Everyone in the Energy industry said it was impossible. There were 50 dry holes and they said there was no oil in Belize. But Susan, an Irish - American geologist went to Belize to find oil and met Mike Usher, a Belizean. They believed Success would lead to the positive transformation of Belize. With Irish investor backing there was only enough money for two wells ( on average it takes 15 wells to hit oil ) but on 24 June 2005 the impossible happened - an oil strike in one! BNE has been the number one revenue generator in the country for the past 10 years and to top it all they won the Green Award and the Global Getenergy Educational Award for making the most sustainable difference in any country.
How do you beat all odds and line up with Life to make the critical, lasting and holistic difference in a country? At BNE they call it “ the oil within!”...now that’s the real Energy Business !!
How does a tennis coach transform to a career in banking and then wind up founding one of the largest private equity firms specializing in the natural resources industry managing $37Bn in assets, 21 institutional funds and over 350 investors? When you consider the volatility of the oil and gas world the next crisis is always around the corner. How do you navigate that road, what factors ensure success?
A young investment banker sets out to have and lead his own firm raising private equity and advising on merger and acquisitions in the oil and gas industry. With an undergraduate degree from a Texas public school and the competence and charisma he nurtures he now, still under 50 years old, is the CEO of one of the largest and most successful private equity firms in the country with a focus to return their winnings to the community through determined philanthropy. Its not all about winning, and keeping your winnings, its a commitment to making a difference in the world.