MARTIN Luther King had a dream. Winston Churchill had blood, sweat and tears. Ronald Reagan declared it was morning again in America. Marie Curie pioneered the study of radioactivity. Vincent van Gogh cut off his ear.
What do all these immortals have in common? They have been privileged enough to share space with two other great leaders, Woodside executives Peter Coleman and Vince Santostefano, on giant banners dominating the foyer of the gas producer's Perth headquarters.
Each enormous placard features an inspirational quote, designed no doubt to provoke Woodside's employees to ever higher peaks of achievement. For example, Curie's poster quotes her as saying: ''The way of progress is neither swift nor easy.'' That's something those working on Woodside's gargantuan Browse project or its pantagruelian Sunrise field would already know.
|Even the Financial Review had something to say about Woodside Executive Peter Coleman's cringeworthy megalomania.|