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I am an honours graduate (BSc. Hons. Strath-Glasgow) coupled with an MBA-ICG (Paris) , experienced, Metallurgist - Materials Scientist and Engineer & Manager turned Consultant & Blogger. I specialised in Superalloys (aero-engine_Seminal Work peer reviewed & published IOM3_MST, Feb.1985, the 2nd issue of this now well known journal dedicated to the fundamental aspects in our multidisciplinary subject area ) My experience over a wide range of Special Alloys is extensive. (Cryogenic,Controlled Expansion-Dilatometric,Magnetic, Corrosion Resistant Grades and finally HSLA-Aircraft Undercarriage. (Great Stuff-I was lucky) My responibilities were especially in Melting & Refining to 1st Forming stage. Responsibilities include QC,QA & Accounting, Melt/Remelt Process  & Products, R&D.  Bilingual English-French. 
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Monday, 7 July 2008

Historical note on my blog experience and evolution

"This above all -to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night, the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man."

My web-logs began with a website-8 personal pages, offered by Orange.fr. Then followed my 1st Blog effort, thanks to Google's Blogger. Initially I had little idea as to the proper focus to bring to my blog. Sustainable development, climate change, my professional evolution, as a process metallurgist in high temperature physical-chemistry a very masculine notion of one's self had taken me far from another facet of one's "self." My natural but mixed instinct for nature, ingrained by my countryish, small industrial, seaside- town, birth place. A visit to my daughter in the French Antilles-Guadeloupe consolidated my already; ecological, environmental, christian-social-conscience, tendency. I chose two intimately related "World Changing" concepts: Firstly Conversations" & secondly it's Scientific, Technical and Engineering corollary "Innovation." The width of ad hoc themes which crop-up, within such a self-imposed, but extremely open mandate led me to set-up various more dedicated blogs, sites, or pages and what have you. In these first two sites although references to management, economy, leadership are often implied, they tend to take second place to my more scientific (invention motor) and technical inclinations. Herein, I shall make some attempt to correct previous bias. As the reader may have seen, I started these pages with my first motivating posts copied from my "Conversations" blog. I shall reproduce my paper, first published on ChemWeb, on the Job seeker seen as a Project Manager and I shall reference the last few posts strongly management related, on climate change from the Financial Times, The Economist, Nature, and one of the Big Five Management Services-Accountancy firms, KPMG. Hopefully I shall remain focused and relevant, without being overly pedantic, retaining humour and perhaps some typically human zany creativity!