I've had the same desk since the 1980s, and it has seen billions of dollars come and go. It's been with me in this particular Dallas office since 1996.
You're looking at a very messy desk. I need to spend another weekend here catching up and cleaning it off.
I'm particularly fond of the carved wood box at the bottom right of this picture. It celebrates my connections to Oklahoma State University. It was carved by a good friend of mine, another OSU grad, Walt Garrison, the famous Dallas Cowboys running back.
In the bottom left is a calendar I use to score my daily workouts. Over my shoulder is a Bloomberg terminal. I've made - and lost - billions of dollars watching that screen.
--T. Boone Pickens, founder, chairman and CEO at BP Capital and TBP Investments Management.