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Are Houstonians Really In This Together?

So far, we’re coming together pretty well as a community and a country during this pandemic. But what happens if today’s conditions persist from weeks to months? Will that same spirit of togetherness prevail? I worry that this pandemic could really test u…
The following essay was first published in the Houston Chronicle on March 29, 2020. Are Houstonians Really In This Together? As I try to cope during this pandemic, I do so… https://bridgebuildercommunications.com/blog/are-houstonians-really-together/

Exemplary Leaders Know to Care

Americans have long placed a high premium on their business, political and military leaders being tough and hard-nosed, or at least appearing so. While blatantly weak leadership is obviously not virtuous, behavioral values associated with compassion don’t…
Americans have long placed a high premium on their business, political and military leaders being tough and hard-nosed, or at least appearing so.  While blatantly weak… https://bridgebuildercommunications.com/blog/exemplary-leaders-know-to-care/

Backyard Energy

"Will the current production rates of fracked oil and gas be continued if the lives of those affected are worse for the experience? That’s the key underlying question in Russell Gold’s new book, The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolu…
A critical aspect of the pervasiveness of hydraulic fracturing is that the production of oil and gas directly affects the lives of millions of Americans.  Until recently, the… https://bridgebuildercommunications.com/blog/backyard-energy/

PR Men Who Shaped Houston

A new book due out in May describes the role of one public relations man who helped birth the Houston Astrodome. During that same era, a hard-charging PR executive at Foley’s was quietly integrating Houston's downtown lunch counters. Their stories of bold…
A new book due out later this month describes the tenacity of one public relations man in the late 1950s who played a pivotal role in birthing Houston’s iconic domed… https://bridgebuildercommunications.com/blog/pr-men-who-shaped-houston/