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Author: T. Boone Pickens
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Title: Boone
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Language: English
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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin; Spine Lean edition (1987)
Pages: 304

Boone by T. Boone Pickens



Thomas Boone Pickens Jr. (born May 22, 1928) is an American business magnate and financier, who is also known for his philanthropy and alternative energy policy activism (the "Pickens Plan"). He was a well-known takeover operator and corporate raider during the 1980s.

Opinionated energy investor, entrepreneur, proponent of American energy resources, and philanthropist. Подписчиков: 145 тыс.

2013 Billionaires NET WORTH. Best known as a corporate raider for his runs at Gulf Oil, Unocal, Pioneer and others in the 1980s, in recent years T. Boone Pickens has focused on managing Dallas-based hedge funds and pushing his Pickens Plan to boost adoption of wind, solar, and especially natural gas. Plunging natural gas prices shelved a plan to build the world's largest wind farm in Texas.

This autobiography of T. Boone Pickens drew my interest partly because of the recent publicity of Mr. Pickens with his energy plan. This book is very readable and entertaining. Mr. Pickens comes across as a common country boy rather than an extremely wealthy oilman/financier. Part of his success appears to be rooted in his using new ideas and procedures that are now commonly known and used. I have read a few other books that touched on the Business Roundtable, Mr. Pickens has a scathing view of that organization. 3 people found this helpful.

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Boone Pickens is joined by Jay Rosser, his right hand man for 15 years who serves as his VP of Public Affairs, and seasoned political expert Tom Synhorst, who served as the Campaign Manager of the Pickens Plan. They reminisce about the beginnings. General David Petraeus tells T. Boone Pickens during this episode of the Pickens Podcast: We have a vital national interest in maintaining our relationships with the Middle East countries and to ensure the free flow of energy to nations around the wo. 6/8/2016.

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. With a Plan for Reducing . Oil DependencyIts never too late to top your personal best. Now eighty years old, T. Boone Pickens is a legendary figure in the business world.

In this autobiography, the outspoken entrepreneur explains how he turned a small investment into the world's biggest independent oil company, offering a unique look at the way American business works
Reviews: 7
Gribandis
"Boone" is a truly American story. Born in Oklahoma and raised during the Depression, the story of his early life is quintessential small-town Americana. His mother was a strict, God-fearing woman and his father was a landman in the oil industry with a talent for winning big at poker. From an early age T. Boone Pickens was exposed to boom and bust, and throughout his life he was never far from either.

The story of his early career can serve as a role model for young people in the USA. Working hard, being honest, focusing on success and the fortitude for taking risks all contributed to a career that produced one of the largest independent oil & gas producers in the world, and a revolution in the practices of corporate America. The road to success for Boone Pickens was by no means smooth or without sharp turns. Where he ultimately succeeded in business, he was met with failures in his personal life. Even his business-life was not without ups and downs and since this book was written in 1987, there are decades of the story yet to be known outside its pages.

In all, "Boone" is a fascinating autobiography that leaves the impression that the author is exactly who he seems to be - a man who had his share of successes and failures, made the most of the opportunities presented to him, and in the process did great things that readers can appreciate.
Kuve
This autobiography of T. Boone Pickens drew my interest partly because of the recent publicity of Mr. Pickens with his energy plan.

This book is very readable and entertaining. Mr. Pickens comes across as a common country boy rather than an extremely wealthy oilman/financier.

Part of his success appears to be rooted in his using new ideas and procedures that are now commonly known and used.

I have read a few other books that touched on the Business Roundtable, Mr. Pickens has a scathing view of that organization.

He explains that the energy "crisis" of 1979 was manipulated by withholding supply rather than an actual shortage.

The author also elaborates on some of the corporate take-overs he was involved in. That offers an insider view that shares not only the part he and his company played but also the affected CEOs as well as the outside counsel and investment bankers.

He also shares some of his business philosophy.

Some of the quotes that I enjoyed the most were these;
"Looking back, it seems as though I have spent my whole life raising money for a deal. One thing that you learn fast; you may not find money, but you're sure to meet some interesting people."

"A CEO shouldn't leave until quitting time, just like everybody else. If he makes the biggest bucks, he ought to put in the longest hours."

"The biggest hurdle in American corporations is the CEO's ego. Nowadays we talk about restructuring and "downsizing" companies, but what we really need is a way to downsize the egos."

This may be a 22 year old book, but it was an enjoyable read and Pickens shares some common sense and wisdom throughout the book that applies to today.
GoodBuyMyFriends
A quick, enjoyable read, Boone provides the reader with insight regarding the motivations of corporate executives -- self preservation. T. Boone consistently highlights one theme -- creating shareholder value -- as the justification for his actions throughout the 1980s. The book provided an altogether different slant than that portrayed by the media and by corporate America. The reader should be prepared however, as T. Boone is self praising and absorbed throughout the majority of this book. In fact, one should consider this book to be the "other-side" of the corporate raider story.
Overall, Boone is a read which provides a glimse into the personality which exemplifies the corporate raider. Upon finishing the book I was taken two things: 1. The names of some partners: Ivan Boesky, Michael Milken, and so forth. 2. The continued "bloatedness" of big business (regardless of the industry) in America -- apparently things have not changed much in the last 15 years since Boone was originally written.
Braswyn
The first half of his career makes this book worth the read. It shows a young man going on out there and getting things done. He was like the early oil prospectors making his own fortune. He had a nose and knack to go where there would be money.

The second half of his career: there were no new oil fields to be discovered, it was more difficult for independent oil men to compete against big corporations and foreign countries were nationalizing their country's oil.

Boone's answer to this was to raid the big oil corporations. It was the era where a smaller company, could get together with other investors and arrange debt financing from banks and attempt to buy out much bigger oil companies.

Boone described himself as a champion of shareholder rights, which was laughable and self-serving. He was in it for the money. He also described himself as a risk-taker but that is debatable. Yes his company was at risk and yes he was a large shareholder in his company, but it was a publicly-traded company, separate and apart from his personal wealth. (He got a percentage of the corporate raids, I learned from the New York Times not his book.)
Nalmezar
I thought this was a great book with lots of stories of corporate raiding. T. Boone Pickens is an amazing man with lots of what I would call street smarts and then some. It is an autobiography with a little family history but mostly dwells on the later business years with Mesa Petroleum. He tells of the ups and the downs of the numerous businesses he was in including the cattle business and commodity trading. Lots of good stuff that will keep you interested in what is going to happen next. Pickens also is quick to tell his point of view on how a Corporation should be run in order to give the stock holders, those who actually own the business, some profit. I think you will enjoy it.