This page consists of a selection of talks that Arie has given over the past few years.
COMPANIES: WHAT ARE THEY?, January-95
During the 1970s diversification was all the rage among oil companies (and not only oil companies). But by the early 1980s serious doubts had surfaced in the Shell Group about the wisdom of moving the business portfolio away from oil and gas.
STOCKTON LECTURE- LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL, May-90
Although we did not think so at the time, the 1950's and the 1960's were a relatively easy time in which to manage the oil industry. There were seven Sisters, demand grew every year more or less equal to GNP growth (we used to have heated discussions whether it would go up 5.6 or 5.7% next year) and the price of crude oil was around ...
BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS-THE ROLE OF LEADERSHIP, June-98
In today's world of immediate perception through information technology, it becomes unbearable to live with the knowledge of flagrant violations of Human Rights. We have made already the step of breaching the sacred "sovereign power" of the nation-state and interfering with national leaders not to commit the very worst of crimes against humanity. We are, even, very close to setting up international Courts of Justice ...