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    You Can’t Control What You Can’t Measure

    By Claus Schafhalter | May 14, 2010

    I am still concerned about what’s going on with the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Previous estimates were that 800,000l oil spill into the sea every day. Some scientists come to the conclusion that it is more likely to be 10 times more! It seems to be consensus that right now nobody knows exactly how much oils streams into the Gulf.

    This is what  BP Chief Operating Officer Doug Suttles had to say:

    “This data is not easy to capture,” Suttles said. “We actually have to assign some of our technicians to gather that data.”

    Yes, clearly someone has to look at this. Does it matter how much oil is leaked?

    Well, you can’t control what you can’t measure. This begs the following question:  If BP cannot measure the spill, how do they think they will be able to stop the spill?

    Claus Schafhalter, Management Consultant @ Sunogos

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