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Three decades as a self-employed coating consultant for the oil majors, military, offshore contractors and coating manufacturers—plus stints in shipping, power generation and other industries—have provided plenty of fodder for Simon Hope’s sharp observations. He welcomes “a healthy or unhealthy debate” on any coating topic, adding: “I never cease to be amazed at the messes that individuals manage to achieve—and, having reached rock bottom, seem to think that dynamiting is the way forwards.”
I never cease to wonder at the depths to which individuals will lower themselves for self-promotion.
Posted Tuesday, February 18, 2014 |
Life is great, things progress, and every day a shiny new techno-toy arrives to make our work easier … or so we are all told.
Posted Friday, August 9, 2013 |
Having dispensed with human competence, can we hope for any better from its inanimate, intangible cousin ... quality?
Posted Thursday, April 25, 2013 |
One of the eternal problems that our industry grapples with is defining the differences between training, competence and experience.
Posted Thursday, February 7, 2013 |
Over the years, I have watched all sorts of wonderful ideas come and go—many of them well thought out, but also a large number of what can be described only as “snake oil” get-rich-quick schemes.
Posted Tuesday, December 11, 2012 |