crisis management

05/30/2010

The BP Oil Spill largest Ever!

British Petroleum or BP as the company has now officially changed its name to, is responsible for the worst spill in history. History, not just in the United States. While there are other supposedly larger spills that have occurred in the past such as the Ixtoc I oil spill in Mexico which spewed some 3,000,000 barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico over a 9 month period. That’s right, while some government estimates and certainly BP’s attempt to lie to and mislead the public by stating that its well was only spewing an estimated 5,000 barrels of oil a day into the Gulf, in fact the total was and is still much higher.
04/26/2010

Petroleum Industry Papers

The petroleum industry is rife with instances of corruption, mismanagement and unsafe practices in the field. The recent oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico is a good case in point.
04/04/2010

Catholic Church & Priest Sex Abuse

The Catholic Church has been mired in a sex abuse scandal for years. Until recently, the largest perhaps was the wave of priest abuses of altar boys across the US for years that went unnoticed by the public but was brushed under the carpet by the Church hierarchy. In the US the Catholic Church's leadership simply moved abusive priests around from one market to another never warning new dioceses of the danger their children faced. This is a travesty.
03/14/2010

Toyota’s Sudden Acceleration

Toyota’s problems with sudden acceleration are well-known. Toyota has long been an icon of quality and efficiency in terms of its production and manufacturing standards. Thus, business schools and graduate business programs have often assigned Toyota as the topic for quality based research papers about such topics like the Toyota Production System or TPS or the lean manufacturing process.