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On the Contrary

By Simon Hope
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Simon Hope

On the Contrary by Simon Hope

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.”

Land Mines on the Road to Safety

I never cease to wonder at the depths to which individuals will lower themselves for self-promotion.

Posted Tuesday, February 18, 2014 | 0 Comments


Techie Trials and Paper Tigers

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 | 6 Comments


Dirty Secrets of the ‘Q’ Word

Having dispensed with human competence, can we hope for any better from its inanimate, intangible cousin ... quality?

Posted Thursday, April 25, 2013 | 3 Comments


‘Competent Persons’ vs. Competence

One of the eternal problems that our industry grapples with is defining the differences between training, competence and experience.

Posted Thursday, February 7, 2013 | 15 Comments


Foul Play with the Not-So-Fine Print

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 | 3 Comments

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