Eike Fuhrken Batista da Silva is a Brazilian serial entrepreneur who made and lost a fortune in mining and oil and gas industries. He engaged in a quest to promote Brazil's infrastructure with large-scale projects, such as the Porto do Açu, which eventually bankrupted his companies.
|Finding oil is a multidisciplinary science. You need a lot of people - statisticians, engineers, and geologists, of course. And what I have learned in the past 30 years is that I read people better than I read books.||Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology|
|I can tell you that today 99% of my investments are in Brazil and will remain here.|
|I was educated to think maybe Brazil works, maybe it doesn't. But I decided I am going to make this country work for my children. I am investing all my effort now in making Brazil a great country.||Work, Workers & The Labor Force|
|To be powerful in South America, you have to be transparent and you have to have a very clean reputation. Transparency for me today is a magic word in South America. Power comes from transparency and a track record of execution.||Power|
|What I learned from my father is to think big.|
|You cannot exist as a $20 billion company with speculation.|