Monthly Archives: January 2015

Gary Kapanowski: OPEC’s squeeze on U.S. oil independence could succeed

With the price of Oil at 1979 prices, adjusted for inflation, it a good time to understand how did we get here.  Many oil experts agree that the weak demand contributes 30%-40% of the decline while the increased supply accounts for 60%-70%.  In summary, oil demand was projected at 1.3 million barrels per day but […]

Gary Kapanowski: UAE oil minister says OPEC won’t budge on output decision

Having several economic issues confusing many experts is great theatre.  Take for instance the drop in oil.  You do not hear anyone claiming the predicted this bottom and hit on all of their short positions.  There are a few analysis that claim they recommended investors to hold on oil since there was going to be […]

Gary Kapanowski: 10 Leadership Lessons You Don’t Want to Learn the Hard Way

This is a great article by Jack and Suzy Welch to assist everyone with lessons learned.  Below is the list, enjoy! Your company’s values and your personal values must be compatible. Differentiation breeds meritocracy. Sameness breeds mediocrity. In a performance culture, actions have to have consequences — positive or negative. Creating an environment of candor […]

Gary Kapanowski: Here’s what it will take for oil prices to find a floor

Finding the floor in a market is always difficult.  Many experts call it the falling knife, do not get cut.  Here are several items to consider when trying finding the bottom in oil prices. The production cuts outside of OPEC need to occur. The problem is that most of these countries have per barrel operating […]

Gary Kapanowski: Diversity in five years

During the 2015 CES trade show in Las Vegas, Intel announced they will start a $300 million diversity program.  This program will include more than just money; the company will incorporate many diversity processes to insure responsibility and transparency throughout the organization.  Some of the programs include an all-female gaming team and a 14% increase […]