Did you see the T. Boone Pickens commercial after the debates? He’s got a plan, a hell of a lot of money, and a masterful Social Media PR company (judging from the email auto-responder when I signed up at his site). Now he’s dumping millions of dollars into commercials after presidential debates. Whether it’s the best plan or not, he’s got enough money and charisma to actually make something happen! I wish more wealthy people would make big leaps on things they cared about.
So I went to his site and after watching his videos I want to cheer out the window. Finally, someone with some power and money has generated a megaphone to tell everybody that we got a problem.
I remember liking Pickens when I saw an interview with him after he donated $165M to the Oklahoma State football program. Teachers were pissed and thought he should have donated to academics. Pickens basically said, “It’s my damn money and I’ll do whatever the hell I want with it. And I want to see my team win!” I’m paraphrasing, but I thought it was awesome because he was so real about it. He said what he wanted and what he was going to do and he did it.
Now that he IS spending that kind of crazy money for good, I feel like it’s going to make a difference, since he was so real and simple about the big football donation, I feel like he can speak an honest and simple language that people will listen to. I mean hell, I dare you to watch until the end of this video and not feel moved. When you get to the end when he starts talking about cooperation, you might go ahead and do so based on his earnestness alone.
Anyway, I’m not 100% sure on all this re-routing natural gas to automobiles stuff, and Dan and I are going to dig into this over a few posts. Stay tuned. In the meantime check out Pickens and tell us what’s on your mind.
Last modified: February 18, 2019