Public Speaking
Public Speaking

T. Boone Pickens at the DEC

Went to lunch at the Detroit Economic Club today. T. Boone Pickens was the guest speaker. My prior impressions of him were media driven; hadn’t had a desire to specifically go learn more about this ‘celebrity.’ This was a good chance to go see, first hand, what he was all about.

At 83 years old, he’s sharp, engaging, charismatic, and to the point. He’s very pro-American and unapologetic for it. One of his comments was, paraphrasing, “I’m for anything American. I hate OPEC.” Another to-the-point comment, not a precise quote, “If we don’t start using our own energy, history will show we’re the dumbest crowd to ever come to town.”