January 2010

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HPIn Europe: Duh! Business as usual will not be good for the HPI

Where the common ground between my best friends in engineering and I becomes a parkland with fireworks is when we share the "aha moments." I suspect it's from that curious, excited child in my friends..

Wright, Tim L., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Where the common ground between my best friends in engineering and I becomes a parkland with fireworks is when we share the "aha moments." I suspect it's from that curious, excited child in my friends that they confide new ways of seeing things, such as saving energy in their plants, or sharing a conventional wisdom or two. Conventional wisdoms can be both oppressive and hugely diversionary. For example, the English were laying steel cables from a small beach in Southwest Cornwall to Newfoundland and the Antipodes even as Marconi was having his "aha moments" with an antenna at Pondhu station on a nearby hillside. Yes, it turns out that there was a scornful relative of the "aha moment" for

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