Monday, September 1, 2008

A "Boone" for Philanthropy?

Boone Pickens

Will T. Boone Pickens save the world?
The current edition of Texas Monthly features a fascinating article about legendary oilman-turned-wind-farmer, T. Boone Pickens.

The piece, entitled "There Will Be Boone," details some of the Pickens Plan and the way that it is poised to make a serious change in our economy.

Pickens is also the mastermind of a charitable bonanza for his alma mater, OSU (which I blogged about here).

If the Pickes Plans works out and we manages to shift even a small portion of our energy usage over to alternative power, the returns for our community -- in the form of cost savings, new jobs created, better environment, etc. -- could be just as high as the financial returns to Mr. Pickens himself.

Forget social enterprise: this is a form of doing well by doing good that might never be surpassed.

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