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Executive, entrepreneur, energy industry expert and author of "What the F@&K is Wrong with Everybody Else? What They Didn't Teach You in Business School."

Hope is not a plan; Pull no punches; Purveyor of truth (even when you don’t want to hear it). Absolutely IS NOT investment advice.

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#hottakeoftheday David Ramsden-Wood

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Executive, entrepreneur, energy industry expert and author of "What the F@&K is Wrong with Everybody Else? What They Didn't Teach You in Business School."

Hope is not a plan; Pull no punches; Purveyor of truth (even when you don’t want to hear it). Absolutely IS NOT investment advice.

#hottakeoftheday

    #hottakeoftheday podcast #118 w/Ron Gusek

    #hottakeoftheday podcast #118 w/Ron Gusek

    This week on the pod we invite on Ron Gusek, the President of Liberty Oilfield Services. We talk the Schlumberger acquisition, the importance of oil and gas, have some fun with best practices and talk about the future of frac, data and the oilfield. I really like the direction of Liberty and very much enjoyed the conversation. I hope you do, too.

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    https://youtu.be/MGIl6rDif30



     

    About Ron

    Ron Gusek has been the President of Liberty Oilfield Services since November 2016. Before assuming the role of President, Mr Gusek was the VP of Technology and Development from 2014. Over the past 20 years, Ron has garnered extensive oil and gas experience in North America, and extended his knowledge of operations through travels to Asia, Russia and the Middle East



    Within Liberty, Ron’s focus includes new technology and innovation, service quality, efficiency and optimization.



    Ron holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta.



    Ron has also held previous roles at Sanjel Corporation, Zodiac Exploration, Pinnacle Technologies and BJ Services, with a primary focus on hydraulic fracturing in unconventional reservoirs.



    Ron is a published SPE author and presenter. His dedication to the petroleum engineering community and interest in shared industry knowledge is evident in his numerous volunteer capacities, which include the Denver Petroleum Club, COGA and the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation Executive Committee and Energy Coalition.



    Outside of work, Ron is a husband, father, runner, cyclist, hiker, skier and occasional adventure racer.

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    #hottakeoftheday podcast #117 w/Shamik Mehta

    #hottakeoftheday podcast #117 w/Shamik Mehta

    This week on the podcast, I invited Shamik Mehta with Hitachi Vantara to discuss the world of data. Join us for a fascinating conversation about the world of IT. From the fact the 99% of gathered data isn’t analyzed to the birth of the cloud, Shamik has an amazing way of articulating how companies should be thinking about their IT management and digital journey and how to maximize their data and engineer solutions to improve performance.







     



    https://youtu.be/krbRalVlqWo



     



     

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    #hottakeoftheday podcast #116 w/Adam Kaat

    #hottakeoftheday podcast #116 w/Adam Kaat

    This week on the #hottakeoftheday podcast, I welcome a passenger from my Uber driving, Adam Kaat, the author of the recent book "Life on the Grocery Line".  During the pandemic Adam was working at Whole Foods and he shares his stories, we talk about how we met, what it's like to be a minimum wage employee and how "being a hero" wasn't all it was cracked up to be.



    I hope you enjoy!



     

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    #hottakeoftheday podcast #116 w/Adam Kaat

    https://youtu.be/1hBLYWA9QT4



     

    About Adam

    Adam lives in Denver, Colorado. He writes and blogs about all manner of things from life to beer to the weird parts of his soul he thinks are worth sharing.



    Lifeonthegroceryline.com



    IG: @kaatadam



    FB: @lifeonthegroceryline



    Where to purchase:



    https://www.amazon.com/dp/1948903326



    On Barnes and Noble:



    https://m.barnesandnoble.com/w/life-on-the-grocery-line-adam-kaat/1139189043?ean=9781948903325



    Tattered Cover for Colorado folks:



    https://www.tatteredcover.com/book/9781948903325

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    #hottakeoftheday podcast episode #115 w/Patrick Moore

    #hottakeoftheday podcast episode #115 w/Patrick Moore

    This week, the #hottakeoftheday podcast returns with Patrick Moore, the Director of the CO2 coalition. The reason I love podcasting is some topics are like a dinner with wine: you need time, conversation and thought. This week, we talk about the miracle gas that is CO2 and discuss- is it bad? Why isn’t it bad? Where did narrative take over logic? Why don’t we consider things before 1850? We know the CO2 concentration was 2800 ppm, 7x higher than today ... are we sure life can’t adapt? In a world of narratives, it’s nice to hear the counter point every once in a while. I’ve missed it! Hope you have too. Enjoy.

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    #hottakeoftheday podcast episode #115 w/Patrick Moore

    https://youtu.be/mRoIPaPE3mM



     

    About Patrick

    Patrick Moore, Ph.D. served as Chair of the CO2 Coaltiion in 2019 and 2020.   He is co-founder and 15-year leader of Greenpeace (1971-1986). Chairman and Chief Scientist, Ecosense Environmental. Leader, Campaign to Allow Golden Rice Now.



    Dr. Patrick Moore has been a leader in the international environmental field for over 40 years. He is a co-founder of Greenpeace and served for nine years as President of Greenpeace Canada and seven years as a Director of Greenpeace International. As the leader of many campaigns Dr. Moore was a driving force shaping policy and direction for 15 years while Greenpeace became the world’s largest environmental activist organization.



    In recent years, Dr. Moore has been focused on the promotion of sustainability and consensus building among competing concerns. He was a member of British Columbia government-appointed Round Table on the Environment and Economy from 1990 – 1994. In 1990, Dr. Moore founded and chaired the BC Carbon Project, a group that worked to develop a common understanding of climate change.



    Dr. Moore served for four years as Vice President, Environment for Waterfurnace International, a manufacturer of geothermal heat pumps for residential heating and cooling with renewable earth energy. He also served as Vice-President, Industry and Government Affairs for NextEnergy Geothermal, the largest distributor of geothermal systems in Canada.



    As Chair of the Sustainable Forestry Committee of the Forest Alliance of BC from 1991 – 2002, he led the process of developing the “Principles of Sustainable Forestry” which were adopted by a majority of the industry.



    In 2010, Dr. Moore published Trees are the Answer, a photo-book that provides a new insight into how forests work and how they can play a powerful role in solving many of our current environmental problems. In 2013 he published Confessions of a Greenpeace Dropout – The Making of a Sensible Environmentalist, which documents his 15 years with Greenpeace and outlines his vision for a sustainable future.



    From 2000-2012 he served as Chair and Chief Scientist of Greenspirit Strategies, a consultancy focusing on environmental policy and communications in forestry, agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture, mining, biodiversity, energy and climate change.



    From 2006-2012 he served as co-Chair of the Clean and Safe Energy Coalition, a US-based advocacy mission to build public support for more nuclear energy plants to provide electricity.



    In 2013 Dr. Moore, with his brother Michael and other family members, founded the Allow Golden Rice Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to seeing Golden Rice approved for commercial agriculture. 250 million children, mainly in the tropical countries, are deficient in vitamin A and as a result 2 million die each year. The Allow Golden Rice Now! Campaign demands that Greenpeace and their allies discontinue their campaign of opposition to Golden Rice, which could eliminate vitamin A deficiency if cultivated and consumed.



    In 2014 Dr.

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    #hottakeoftheday podcast Episode #114 w/David Blackmon

    #hottakeoftheday podcast Episode #114 w/David Blackmon

    As energy policy in the United States (and other places) continues to be driven by narrative and lobbyists instead of facts and reliability, ERCOT in Texas has a strange week this week: they issued two power warnings asking customers to conserve energy.



    In April. Now, I love the great state of Texas but I tend to avoid it in July and August (and June and September) owing to the heat. But April.... is the most pleasant time of year. This week, I invite David Blackmon on the podcast to chat ERCOT. Why are we back to where we were in February? How does the power problem not get worse this summer - in Texas, in California, and everywhere else in the county and what can be done about it.



    After all, there is no “no peeing section in a pool” and the heat is coming. Plus, DAPL, Keystone, Atlas Shrugged and great conversations with a great guest.



    I hope you enjoy!







     



    https://youtu.be/sTkNVTdHyiU



     



     

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    #hottakeoftheday podcast Episode #113 w/Chris Bird

    #hottakeoftheday podcast Episode #113 w/Chris Bird

    This week, we are joined by Chris Bird of Exponent Energy. Chris was featured in April 2020 in an article in Bloomberg that talked about the great short. We revisit the lockdowns, the short thesis, what’s changed, a look at commodity prices go forward and the federal reserve, its impact and what comes next.

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    https://youtu.be/tmhMVogEwE8



     

    About Chris

    Chris has worked in the oil and gas industry as a Petroleum Engineer since 2008, including time as a District Engineer for BlueStone Natural Resources and as Production Manager for BRG Energy. During that time, he has been involved in the acquisition, drilling and operating of over 2,000 wells. Chris started his career as a Production Engineer for Chesapeake Energy in Shreveport, Louisiana. He earned degrees in both Petroleum Engineering and Business from the University of Tulsa.



     

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