April/30/2013 6:56AM
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I competed against Koch Petroleum in my working life. They created a great privately owned corporation by whipping we majors where we were weak. Big corporations, like the one I worked for, Amoco, tended to focus on areas that complemented our strength and generated volume. In Amoco’s case that was retailing gasoline, refining, logistics, and Read the full article…

March/14/2012 16:51PM
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Reading Steve Jobs biography brought back for me the Amoco brand. Steve was passionate to his dying breath about the Apple brand and what it meant. He believed, and, he proved, if you make great products people will buy them and profits will happen. When he was fired from Apple, and the suits took over, they Read the full article…

July/20/2011 16:47PM
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Until the last few years the US was dominated by integrated oil companies. These were mostly international oil companies that had exploration and production(finding and drilling for oil), transportation, refining, and marketing. As such, they had integrated management from the wellhead to the consumer’s gas tank. First came the mergers, Exxon and Mobil, BP and Read the full article…