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Fmr. CEO of BP, John Browne’s memoirs

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This short article is an interesting read about what looks like a very interesting, much longer read. Having worked at BP’s Energy Biosciences Institute, I’ve been intrigued by what I’ve learned about the company. His comment that corporate social responsibility “is not just political correctness, but a means to safeguard investments for the long term,” presents what I see to be an effective level, one with which I once might have found fault, but am now much more prone to pull. I’ll have to find this book.

Mar 4th 2010 | From The Economist print edition

Beyond Business. By John Browne. Weidenfeld & Nicolson; 310 pages; £20. Buy from Amazon.co.uk

DURING his 12 years as boss of BP, John Browne was the master of many complicated briefs. He launched three big takeovers, sparking a wave of consolidation that reshaped the industry; to the horror of his peers, he admitted that oil firms had a part to play in the fight against global warming; he invested in Russia’s lucrative but lawless oil business with much greater success than other Western oil firms—and he made pots of money for BP’s shareholders, year after year.

Read the entire article here.