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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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Thursday, 26 March 2009

Video capture widget trials and start of a Forsight-Hindsight Video Series


For those who follow my "This-Above-All" series of 3 blogs, you may have noticed that I have been trial running different layouts, hence a certain duplication of materials presented.

The original widget-tool idea came from an example found in nanotechnology field, more in line with my other blogs in Materials Chemistry and Materials Science and Engineering or again in Innovation. They are not really directly related to the Strategic Foresight Focus that I intend to bring to the "This-Above-All" series. A better choice are the trials which I shall tag as "Foresight-Hindsight" of my video series capture. The first example is a video of Jared Diamond talk on "how to detect serious crises and how to prevent them." Jared studies the Rise and fall of Societies, Civilisation.

You may remember an earlier post "Conversations" based on Jared Diamond's book “Guns, Germs, and Steel.” discussed by a number academics from the fields of History, Geography, Economics and Sociology who correspond regularly notably Brad Delong, a Berkeley Univ., Top Economist and the moderator with a substantial highly pertinent contribution by R. J. Barendse, of the University of Leiden in Holland.

My conversation post was entitled:

Guns, gems and steel: The Fate(s) of Human Societies