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TLD 006 - The History of Dudley Land Company with Tom Dudley

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As The Land Department Podcast welcomes 2023, we turn the spotlight to Tom Dudley, the man who laid the groundwork for Dudley Land. We'll discuss the humble beginning of Dudley Land and how it grew from a one-man show to the company it is today. Listen in and be inspired!

Time Stamps
  • 00:42 - Introduction to Tom Dudley
  • 02:03 - How Tom Dudley Got Into the Land Business
  • 07:46 - Dudley Land’s Growth as a Company
  • 16:38 - Overcoming Land Industry Challenges in the 80s
  • 21:23 - Dudley Land Company's Mission Statement 
  • 26:24 - Tom Dudley's Legacy
  • 31:31 - Advice for New Landmen 

Snippets From The Episode
  • "You know, you don't have anything unless you've got good people." -Brent Broussard
  • "When things got really ugly, I rolled my sleeves up, and I went back into the field." -Tom Dudley
  • "I decided I wasn't gonna hang around people with all these negative aspects. Cause all they did was just take me down with them. And I had to have a positive abstract." -Tom Dudley
  • "I think if you're gonna stay in this business, you have to be relentless." -Brent Broussard
  • "I just had a lot of respect for the people that helped make a living for me, and I wanted to help provide for them as much as I can." -Tom Dudley
  • "I guess through the years I learned that when things got ugly, you have to make some choices that are not pleasant." -Tom Dudley
  • "You can't stay relevant, and you can't stay visible if you're not innovating." -Brent Broussard
  • "I think the young people getting in the industry should get out and go to as many organizational meetings that they can and shake hands with as many people as they can. I think it's invaluable that they do things like that." -Tom Dudley

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