Run to Failure: BP and the Making of the Deepwater Horizon Disaster
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Run to Failure: BP and the Making of the Deepwater Horizon Disaster

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Two decades ago, British Petroleum, a venerable and storied corporation, was running out of oil reserves. Along came a new CEO of vision and vast ambition, John Browne, who pulled off one of the greatest corporate turnarounds in history.

BP bought one company after another and then relentlessly fired employees and cut costs. It skipped safety procedures, pumped toxic chemic...more
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published March 26th 2012 by W. W. Norton & Company
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It says a lot for Lusgarten's writing that I learned more about the drilling of oil wells than I ever expected to, and found it mostly really interesting. Interesting and also terrifying, given what I now know about the state of the Alaska pipeline and other matters. Lustgarten clearly doesn't like BP, but he's gathered a compelling amount of evidence against the company and the people who run it. I'd say this one is a must-read for anyone who's concerned about non-renewable energy, and particul...more
Toni Chanakas
Love it. It gave me a realistic portrayal into BP's business model and how corrupt they are.

This is a wake up call that we need to find alternate solution to our dependence of oil. It not only fuels our cars but all this plastic that has littered our planet.

Thanks Mr. Lustgarten for writing this book.

Great book. Author did a perfect job of explaining a complex field and I feel I have a much deeper understanding of the company as a whole.
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