It was Big Oil's nightmare moment, and the dominoes began
falling years before the well was drilled.
Two decades ago, British Petroleum, a venerable and storied
corporation, was running out of oil reserves. Along came a new CEO
of vision and vast ambition, John Browne, who pulled off one of the
greatest corporate turnarounds in history.
BP bought one company after another and then relentlessly fired
employees and cut costs. It skipped safety... more...