Much more than one son's homage to his dad, Crude Blessings is a compelling narrative about a family patriarch who embodied the best qualities of the Greatest Generation, which inspired and powered the success of America. Timely because of the increasing polarization in our country, Glenn Patterson's story and values were noted in the Christian ethos of decency, integrity, faith, and trust throughout his life in his business and family. His mantra, "Always do the right thing" turned out to be an enviable formula for success in a highly volatile industry. His son Roe's firsthand account of Glenn's life is a memorable story about surviving adversity through positive, thoughtful leadership and determination. It is a great tutorial for how to achieve the American dream and how to treat others.
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About the Author
T. M. "Roe" Patterson is a 23-year industry veteran in the oil and gas services business. He was promoted to president and chief executive officer of Basic Energy Services (Basic) in September 2013 and was recognized as the Top Public Company CEO by the Fort Worth Business Press for 2014. Prior to his recent appointment, he served as the company's senior vice president and chief operating officer from 2011 to 2013. Patterson began his tenure at Basic in 2006 and has held multiple positions in executive leadership since joining the company. Patterson's roots are grounded in the oil and gas business. He grew up working for his father in the family's business, Patterson Drilling Company. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Tech University, Patterson joined West Texas Caterpillar for a year before rejoining Patterson Drilling Company as a contract/sales manager for its Permian Basin Division. After four years he left Patterson to form his own manufacturing and oil field service company, TMP Companies, Inc., until he sold in late 2005 and joined Basic's management team in early 2006. Roe and Tonya Patterson have two children and reside in Fort Worth, where they are active in their local community. Roe serves on the Tarrant County American Heart Association Board, and he and Tonya were co-chairs of the AHA Heart Ball in 2016. They were also honorary chairs of the 2017 North Texas Alzheimer's Association Memory Gala in Fort Worth. In his free time, Roe is a business speaker. His speaking engagements have taken him around the country, speaking on his own personal business experiences and the practical approach to leadership that his father embraced.
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A Son’s Tribute to His Father Glen Patterson’s story is one of hard work, success and yes, failure also. He grew up as he said, dirt poor, but rose to be CEO of a multi-billion dollar company, Patterson Drilling. His son, Roe, tells the story from his vantage point working with his father and the others who made Patterson Drilling a success. There are many wonderful stories in this book. Some of my favorites are: how Glen and his partner, Cloyce, kept the early company going by buying and refurbishing defunct drilling rigs; a sad story of how the company was ripped off by the CFO who stole millions; and the emotional ending when Glen and his family face the fact that he has Alzheimer's. Glen always acted as a good Christian, but it wasn’t until late in life when he had Alzheimer’s that he accepted that God was with him guiding his path. I found that chapter very moving. I highly recommend this book. It tells a story about a man who lived his life well, suffered failure and reveled in success. It’s a story that will make you understand the kind of people who make America great. I received this book from PR by the Book for this review.