So last week Pfizer's CEO divulged that the company and its industry has a credibility problem and issued a call for healthcare reform.
Yesterday ConocoPhillips CEO Jim Mulva said basically the same thing about the oil industry, in a speech at the International Petroleum Week conference in London:
He went on to tell a joke:
Like that fellow, we need to work harder at engaging shareholders.
The speech isn't as substantive as its Pfizer counterpart, but if another speech like this comes out next week, I think it'll be safe to start calling this a trend.
(Hat tip to New York Speechwriters Roundtable doyen Dana Rubin for the heads up.)