Do You Play to Win – or to Not Lose?

How organizational culture makes you behave when targeting a goal. I came across this article with HBR and thought that you may find it interesting. The concept is simple, yet very profound. It discusses two different styles that an individual, a team , or an organization may take (often naturally) towards targeting a goal or overcoming […]

Why Upstream Profit is Going South?

This is not a secret that the upstream oil and gas has been steadily disappointing the investment community over past few years (see Booze & Co review). The sector is and will be crunching bigger and more challenging projects such as LNG, offshore deep-water and unconventional projects – oil sands, shale gas/oil – which demand […]

7 Factors to Succeed in Canadian Energy Sector

With the ramp up of the crude prices, rush to the Canadian oil sands accelerated in 2006. The market observed multi-billion dollar upstream deals mainly driven by Asian NOCs taking over a complete corporate or an asset. Often the takeover indicated premium price uptick that fueled the speculation that the buyers must have a different […]

Has America Lost It’s Ability to Compete?

Well, the Harvard Business School’s survey suggest that it has (HBS survey). The survey is very comprehensive and covers not only the school’s alumni, but also it includes the business community. Interestingly enough, president Obama’s recent speech about the fiscal budget at Knox College (report on BBC) touched on a few key areas of the […]

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