If you wanted to write the recent history of global oil markets, and you wanted to take a Carlylean (or Jamesian) view thereof, who are the outstanding individuals on whose work you might focus?
Working from a recent WSJ feature, here are six:
Nikolay Buynov: Russian entrepreneur
Mohammad al-Sabban: Saudi economist/consultant
Gary C. Evans: US/Texas based CEO
Yin Shenping: China, entrepreneur on the oil/IT interface
Scott Saxberg: Canadian CEO involved in oil sands
Adnan al-Janabi: Business & political figure in post-war Iraq.
Because I'm feeling lazy, I'll leave you with the list, and a photo of Janabi, above. He's the one on the right.