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July 29th, 2010
Episode 45 of 127 episodes
Andrew Gould, CEO of oil-field services giant Schlumberger, presides over 80 offices worldwide and a company that, as he describes it, has no national identity. In this podcast from the McKinsey Quarterly, Gould shares his views on why leading such a global company successfully requires a belief in meritocracy and equal opportunity across geographies, why oil production will remain strong despite the rise of alternative energies, and why science and innovation form the bedrock of Schlumberger. Ivo Bozon, a director in McKinsey's Amsterdam office, conducted the interview. Read more on the McKinsey Quarterly > Listen to the podcast (duration: 28:13) > Topics: