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Bill Nobles


Role and Company

CEO Exxon Central Services (Retired), Exxon


30 years experience in science & energy


Basking Ridge, NJ

About Bill

Retired Exxon executive who transformed culture of a $100 million internal services company to produce remarkable results. I would like to help/mentor individuals seeking employment in the energy or services sectors. Chemical Engineer by education.

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Articles by Bill

7 years ago

What’s my sense of purpose?

By Bill Nobles with help from Samantha Schwarz

A veteran I’ll call Bob has a good job as branch...

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Bill's Recent Answers

4 years ago

Book recommendations

Ryan, the book that most influenced my long Exxon management career was Douglas McGregor's "The Human Side of Enterprise," which...

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4 years ago

Intelligence Analyst to Actuary, what actuary position would be the most fit and what would be the proper steps to becoming one?

Brian, our daughter-in-law is an actuary and offered this advice. First she feels your intelligence analyst experience and a statistics...

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5 years ago

How to choose between an MBA or a JD?

Matthew, thank you for your service. Self-assessing your interests, capabilities, and aptitudes might help to answer your question. My April 23, 2013...

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6 years ago

I need a advice to choose a right job?

John, thank you for your service. If you haven’t done so I suggest using some of the low-cost/free...

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6 years ago

Transitioning into management/strategy consulting from a science background

Joshua, thank you for your military service. A retired friend whose career was management consulting suggested that contacting the Institute...

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