Few industries come with a boom or bust reputation quite like the oil and gas business. The boom stories — those that manage the leap from scattered small oil fields to massive global corporations — make for some pretty tall tales. But no two success stories are alike. Take it from us. We’ve had a hand in sharing two of the biggest. One came with more than a century of historic growth. The other grew from eight employees to 4,700 in just a few decades. Of course, it’s how that past shapes the future that’s the real story.