Logic of Criticizing Tony Hayward for Yacht Race
This article discusses the absence of logical thinking the media has when criticizing Tony Hayward for enjoying his yacht race.
Recently, Tony Hayward, the CEO of British Petroleum, went back to Britain to enjoy a yacht race. The media has strongly bashed and criticized Tony Hayward for this.
Think about this for a few minutes. The job of a CEO is to oversee the company’s financial stability and to appoint other executives such as presidents and managers. These managers hire and supervise safety and engineer workers.
Chances are, Tony Hayward specializes in business and corporation management, not deep water horizon oil drilling. It is not Tony Hayward’s job to inspect and repair a blow out preventer.
So, does it really make sense to completely trash Tony Hayward? I don’t think so.
BP should be fully financially responsible for clean up efforts and reimbursement of people who have lost their jobs and way of life because of BP’s irresponsibility but is there really a need to criticize Tony Hayward for spending time with his family? What is he supposed to do, sit in a dark room until the engineers find a way to plug the hole?
Instead of bashing the BP executives, let’s turn that anger into energy which can be used to contribute to clean up efforts.