THE EDITOR The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows. - Aristotle Onassis If Aristotle was still around today, observing the culture of West Texas and our reaction to recent events, he would probably say we have proved the meaning of this insight he shared many decades ago. It’s amazing to see how resourceful our community is when they are put to the test in times of struggle. That’s a lot of what you’ll read about in this issue of PBE: people who see opportunity in the middle of the storm and a chance to take a risk when others are playing it safe. You’ll hear about a couple local business owners who decided to branch out on their own right in the midst of the uncertain climate we’re currently in because they seem to know something that others don’t. They share the secret to their confidence and results of the leap of faith they’ve taken. You’ll also get an update on one of the many unique offerings in our West Texas community through the completion of Xcor’s new spaceport at Midland International Airport. In this month’s safety tips, the experts at American Safety also give you an overview of things to look out for as you’re using or starting a new company to make sure you getting or receiving the high quality our community is known for. Along with the updates from around our state, nation and world, make sure you also take time to be inspired by Pastor Daniel Stephens and learn about a wonderful local non-profit celebrating an important milestone of success. Since no one really knows how long these lower than desired oil prices are going to last, why not try to make the best of a rough time and look for as much untapped and unknown opportunity as possible.
Carlos Madrid Editor in Chief/Publisher firstname.lastname@example.org
APRIL 2015 | www.PBEMag.com | PERMIAN BASIN ENERGY MAGAZINE