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    characters Private Empire ExxonMobil and American Power free download ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB å Steve Coll Steve Coll å 3 download In Private Empire Steve Coll examines the structure motivation activities and impact of the combined oil giant ExxonMobil since the creation of the company by merger in 1999 Coll investigates every aspect of the company including its internal operational process dealings with foreign governments manipulation of environmental science and the company responses to accidents starting with the Exxon Valdez The boo

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    free download ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB å Steve Coll PDF KINDLE Private Empire ExxonMobil and American Power ¾ Steve Coll Some parts of this very detailed look at the world according to ExxonMobile are riveting The Exxon Valdez disaster opens the book and draws one into the Big Oil story immediately After a too brief recounting of the reaction of Exxon to this high profile spill there is a too brief How we got here segment which goes as far back as the breaking

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review Private Empire ExxonMobil and American Power 103 Steve Coll å 3 download An capitals Indonesia and elsewhere in heart stopping scenes that feature kidnapping cases civil wars and high stakes struggles at the Kremlin At home Coll goes inside ExxonMobil’s K Street office and corporation headuarters in Irving Texas where top executives in the “God Pod” as employees call it oversee an extraordinary corporate culture of discipline and secrecyThe narrative is driven by larger than life characters including corporate legend Lee “Iron Ass” Raymond ExxonMobil’s chief executive until 2005 A close friend of Dick Cheney’s Raymond was both the most successful and effective oil executive of his era and an unabashed skeptic about climate change and government regulation This position proved difficult to maintain in the face of new science and political change and Raymond’s successor current ExxonMobil chief executive Rex Tillerson broke with. I gained a greater level of insight into the multinational workings of the oil industry We start out with the Exxon Valdez disaster and end with the Deepwater Horizon well cap blowout The later is a BP problem and not Exxon In between its business in failing states terrorists torture and benign neglect in Ache Washington lobbing and trying repair popular opinion A very interesting book I like Steve Coll a lot Petro chemicals are going to be with us for a long time With or without global warming

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review Private Empire ExxonMobil and American Power 103 Steve Coll å 3 download Raymond’s programs in an effort to reset ExxonMobil’s public image The larger cast includes countless world leaders plutocrats dictators guerrillas and corporate scientists who are part of ExxonMobil’s colossal storyThe first hard hitting examination of ExxonMobil Private Empire is the masterful result of Coll’s indefatigable reporting He draws here on than four hundred interviews; field reporting from the halls of Congress to the oil laden swamps of the Niger Delta; than one thousand pages of previously classified US documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act; heretofore unexamined court records; and many other sources A penetrating newsbreaking study Private Empire is a defining portrait of ExxonMobil and the place of Big Oil in American politics and foreign policyWinner of the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2012. Some parts of this very detailed look at the world according to ExxonMobile are riveting The Exxon Valdez disaster opens the book and draws one into the Big Oil story immediately After a too brief recounting of the reaction of Exxon to this high profile spill there is a too brief How we got here segment which goes as far back as the breaking up of the mammoth Standard Oil into baby companies of which ExxonMobile is one formerly known as Esso which is short for Standard Oil of New Jersey Whew And then it becomes the world according to Lee Raymond CEO Exxon recruits mainly from southern and midwestern universities and mainly engineers or scientists The corporate atmosphere is very regimented and homogeneous almost cult like or Amway in its boosterism and insularity Exxon doesn t advertise like it used to and it doesn t really lobby like other people do It just sends straight as an arrow arrogant engineers with Power Point presentations to educate the rubes about oil Exxon believes or did for years that nobody not in the oil business understood the global oil market by which they appeared to mean that they might be bad but if they were prohibited from some bad actions by US law other companies from countries without scruples would just step in and buy the oil anyway In other words you need us than we need you suckers ExxonMobile screwed the people of Alaska out of proper compensation for the continuing pollution of Prince William Sound as BP is doing in the Gulf They took it through the courts till all the original parties were dead and believe that s just business played the hard way When some public interest groups tried to do in depth research to see if there was still oil in the sound and how it affected wildlife ExxonMobil followed them and hounded them with FOIA reuests until some uit in disgust That didn t stop them from proving that the oil is still there and messing up the ecosystem Exxon suborned scientists to find that global warming didn t exist for fifteen or twenty years until the overwhelming evidence and a change at the top Raymond retired unwillingly enabled them to slowly alter their position The fact that the oil is at present almost always found in places that are violent makes Exxon s job difficult Underdeveloped societies in which oil is discovered become corrupt and warped the general population usually loses ground while a ruling group overindulges in aircraft jewelry and weapons Such a society for example Euatorial Guinea becomes a target for overthrow from within and without In Indonesia Africa and Nigeria Exxon is forced to work with emerging regimes of various degrees of bloodthirstiness and to expose workers to threats of violence Sometimes the guards hired to protect the Exxon property and operations indulge in human rights violations commensurate with that particular country s tolerance for torture and death Bodies were buried all over the Indonesian operation for example and ExxonMobil is being sued though once again plaintiffs are dying off waiting for justice The book discusses the dealings in Venezuela and ExxonMobile s recent reemphasis on Canadian and American sources of oil sands and natural gas trapped in shale Despite the need to work with tinpot despots to make money Exxon doesn t like to depend on the US government in negotiations unless they have to Then a well placed word to the right person often Dick Cheney achieves the goal They continue to buy Republican Congressmen but are now also stumbling around trying to find some Democratic friends The new CEO is efforting to bring ExxonMobil some positive publicity while trying simultaneously to guide US policy They oppose cap and trade for example preferring a known carbon tax They are beginning to understand a bit about public relations and how to talk to people nicely and not lecture them While I don t think I would call this book an apology for the oil business I would say that Coll definitely underplays the corruption and immorality of ExxonMobil s laser focus on profits and lack of consideration for others who share the planet This is an ugly group of people who think they are on God s side but who actually appear to worship Capitalism as practiced in the Gilded Age I hope we can break them up again soon

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review Private Empire ExxonMobil and American Power 103 Steve Coll å 3 download In Private Empire Steve Coll investigates the largest and most powerful private corporation in the United States revealing the true extent of its power ExxonMobil’s annual revenues are larger than the economic activity in the great majority of countries In many of the countries where it conducts business ExxonMobil’s sway over politics and security is greater than that of the United States embassy In Washington ExxonMobil spends money lobbying Congress and the White House than almost any other corporation Yet despite its outsized influence it is a black box Private Empire pulls back the curtain tracking the corporation’s recent history and its central role on the world stage beginning with the Exxon Valdez accident in 1989 and leading to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 The action spans the globe moving from Moscow to impoverished Afric. Disclaimer I worked for and been involved in Exxon s major competitor since 2006 and therefore my perspective of Exxon and this book in general may be skewed A lot of the focus of the book is based on this recent history of Exxon which I was actually fortunate to have lived through and experienced so I may have of an appreciation of what the author is trying to portray about the company and the industry during the timeThat being said I found this book extremely entertaining and true to the sentiment of what most non Exxon people in the industry feel about Exxon Admittedly the content of the book was slightly different to what I had expected I had expected some individual s viewpoints and preachy commentary but was pleasantly surprised to find that the entire book pretty much comprised of detailed and very visual anecdotes The overall tone of the book is very objective and the author is definitely not trying to force anything down the reader s throat and I appreciate this aspect of the writing very very muchThe truth just simply is that Exxon is an extremely large and powerful company driven by stakeholder profits and is very successful at what it does It currently holds a credit rating better than that of the US Us smaller oil companies and the general public as well I suppose like to diss the company as evil and unethical but maybe Exxon s strategy of completely disengaging itself from morals is exactly what makes the company so profitable in the first place I am personally very proud of the approach my employer takes in contrast to Exxon in terms of how it treats host countries and deal with community issues but the author did remind my guilty heart that my employer can probably do this because Exxon paves the way and opens the doors of hostile markets through its fck you we re Exxon attitude and we just have to slip in from behind So kudos to Exxon and the niche it had paved in the industry and the US economy Love it or hate it one still has to admit that this formidable monster of a corporation does affect so much of the every contemporary person s life The author did a very good job of depicting a very sensitive topic in a very objective readable tone

  • Hardcover
  • 704
  • Private Empire ExxonMobil and American Power
  • Steve Coll
  • English
  • 01 February 2020
  • 9781594203350