Seven Insights from the Seventh Annual University of Virginia Investing Conference

These insights were captured at the seventh annual University of Virginia Investing Conference (UVIC), held 13-14 November 2014 at the Darden School of Business and hosted by Darden’s Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management. The 2014 UVIC theme was “Investing in Innovation.”

In the above video, Darden Professor Elena Loutskina interviews Robert S. Craine, president and founder of Lynx Production Company Inc. and Lynx LNG LLC, and W. Barnes Hauptfuhrer, CEO of Chapter IV Investors LLC, who provide insight into the energy sector and the shale gas revolution. Please see the DardenMBA YouTube channel for more videos with UVIC expert speakers.

  1. “Technology today is turning every two to three years. It took 10 years just a short time ago.”
    — Kathy Warden, corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman Information Systems
  1. “Technology is really pushing the envelope in shale exploration. Technology is causing the productivity.”
    — Robert S. Craine (MBA ’79), founder of Lynx Production Co. and Lynx LNG
  1. “The worst thing that happened to the industry is when they came up with the word ‘frack.’ You can’t think something good is happening with that word.”
    — W. Barnes Hauptfuhrer (MBA/J.D. ’81), CEO of Chapter IV Investors
  1. “You pay 10 times more attention to negative news than to positive news. Is this the way the world truly is? I would posit it’s not.”
    — Peter Diamandis, chair and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, co-founder and vice chair of Human Longevity Inc.
  1. “Cyber attacks can happen to anyone. An attacker only has to be successful once. The defender has to be successful every time.”
    — Kathy Warden, corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman Information Systems
  1. “We’re not ready to export oil yet because of political issues, but America’s production will change the world’s supply and demand in a fundamental way.”
    — W. Barnes Hauptfuhrer(MBA/J.D. ’81), CEO of Chapter IV Investors
  1. “We’re living in crazy and amazing times. Our lives are far more robust because of the impact of technology. Technology takes what’s scarce and makes it abundant.”
    — Peter Diamandis, chair and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, co-founder and vice chair of Human Longevity Inc.

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