Pursuit

Big Tech’s eco-pledges aren’t slowing its pursuit of Big Oil

Employee activism and outside pressure have pushed big tech companies like Amazon, Microsoft and Google promising to slash their carbon emissions. But there’s another thing these tech giants aren’t cutting: Their growing business ties to the oil and gas industry. When Microsoft held an all-staff meeting in September, an employee asked CEO Satya Nadella if …

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Analytics Excellence is the Relentless Pursuit of Driving Growth and Profitability

rawpixel / Pixabay According to IDC’s Digital Universe study, “digital data is doubling in size every two years; and by 2020, the digital universe is expected to contain nearly as many digital bits as there are stars in the universe.” This growth in hyperconnectivity is sending shockwaves across the global business landscape. For many companies, …

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The Harmful Effects of the Pursuit of Perfectionism

Perfectionism is a blessing and a curse if you ask me. A perfectionist, by definition, is someone who refuses to accept less-than-perfect results. We hold everyone to our own, much-higher-than-status-quo standards. And while wanting things to be perfect isn’t the worst thing you can want, it can be extremely harmful in business situations. Here’s my …

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Mark Fadden

In Pursuit of Profession: Let’s get it started! Part 3 of 4

July is Entrepreneurship Month for my column. To review, we kicked things off with a story about Montanna McMasters, a young entrepreneur in Weatherford who has started not one, not two, but three businesses. Last week, two of my neighbors – Russell Simpler of Smith Lawn & Tree and Dr. Michael W. Bell, a dentist …

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