The Sorting Election: George Baker’s observations

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George Baker, Publisher and Energy Consultant

New York Times columnist David Brooks’s column of October 14, 2014, is about diversity and polarization in America. He compares the San Francisco Bay Area and Houston, showing that two very different regional models can be successful.

The column generated over 300 responses. George Baker, who moved his business from Oakland to Houston in 1996, offers his observations.  One of these is that, in Houston, companies in the energy, medical and arts hire globally (the director of the Houston symphony is from Colombia); Pemex, in contrast, hires employees from only one nationality.

Click here to read the New York Times article and George Baker’s observations.

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Mexico Energy Intelligence

Baker & Associates offers niche-market business and policy intelligence related to Mexico's oil and gas, power and chemical industries. Over 1,000 reports have been issued in the last 20 years. Subject matter expert and publisher George Baker, who directs the firm, has carried out consulting assignments starting in the late 1970s at the height of the Oil Boom in Mexico. He brings bilingual and bicultural skill-sets to understanding and responding to challenges of business and public policy, coupled with a deep familiarity with the history and idiosyncrasies of the Mexican operating environment.