If you could invite any entrepreneur alive or departed to coffee,
Who would you invite?
Why does this person inspire you?
What would you ask them?
Candice Landry Rebecca Ponton Islin Munisteri Heather Gillbanks
Here are my dream coffee dates (seriously talk about the coolest coffee dates):
1) Boone Pickens, BP Capital
I admire Boone Pickens. Maybe in part because I was raised in Big D and he is larger than life. He has survived many peaks and valleys in his work and his personal life. Whenever he is on Squawk box I will listen in. He is always entertaining.
So I want to ask Boone when it comes to calling the market - what is his darn secret? I am so curious (of course I have my own opinion on this). If he passed any intellectual knowledge on the the next generation I would love to absorb it. These old timers always have golden nuggets - I always learn something from them. I would like to ask him specifically what sign posts, articles, reports, KPIs, intelligence, etc. is he watching that he is able to formulate his oil price forecasts from. If someone wanted to get good at this like him – what would he recommend?
2) Harold Hamm, Continental Resources
One of my favorite articles is Welcome to Cowboyistan: Fracking King Harold Hamm's Plan for US Domination of Global Oil.
Ok ok. I am not interested in the personal life. If you read that Forbes article and look past the colorful Okie oilfield talk - he is quite interesting, a total risk taker, came from nothing, presented a very compelling (and entertaining) argument and now we have the benefit of hindsight - the ban was finally lifted and we saw the first export this year.
What I would do is have a continuation of his discussion from the Forbes article and lets talk free markets now. I want to know what he thinks about the situation now, swing production, how much he things the ban has impacted his company dollar wise, and in light of everything does he think we should be trying to write energy policy or just leave the markets alone now to unravel the dysfunction the regulations caused. Wonder if he drinks coffee?
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