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The 4th Industrial Revolution: Must-Have Skills for Engineers

Posted on December 1st, 2015 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

With the ubiquity of ‘smart’ products in our daily lives, it’s not surprising that the ways in which products are developed and delivered to the market are also increasingly interconnected and intelligent. Continue reading “The 4th Industrial Revolution: Must-Have Skills for Engineers” »

The Beauty of Blue Sky Thinking (And why we find it so hard)

Posted on November 13th, 2015 by in Chemical R&D

We’ve all been in those meetings. The ones where we’re trying to be “creative”. Everyone sits in a circle and comes up with idea after idea after idea. We’re told that “anything goes”, that we should “just shout out any idea we think of” and that “there’s no such thing as a bad idea”. It’s Blue Sky thinking, where we’re supposed to capture absolutely every idea, no matter whether it’s good, bad, relevant or absolutely absurd. This is just about capturing ideas, and anything goes. Continue reading “The Beauty of Blue Sky Thinking (And why we find it so hard)” »