“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” - Henry Ford (1863-1947)
5 Tips to Encourage Creative Problem Solving
There are many tools and processes used to help professionals improve problem-solving skills. A quick search within Google or Amazon will result in pages full of books, courses, and other tools promising to solve the problem of, well, problem-solving. One common approach, and one that has worked well for me, is Incubation.
There’s a famous story about John Lennon having difficulty writing a song for the Beatles album and film “Help!” that resulted in the song “Nowhere Man”. I have an old cassette tape of John Lennon’s last interview with Rolling Stone Magazine where he describes the problem and what happened. Paraphrasing, it goes like this: Continue Reading…
Top Energy Management Stories of the Week
Below is a list of the most popular Energy Management articles that came across our desk this week. These are posts that received the highest traffic, largest amount of ReTweets, or a high number of shares from our blog. Basically the stories that garnered the most chatter. We hope you find these articles helpful and informative.
Recent visitors to the U.S. EPA’s EnergyStar website received a notice that the site was taken offline due to being hit by a cyber-attack. Access to tools, best practices, and news frequently accessed by users across many industries has been halted while the U.S. Government reinforces and strengthens the EPA website. Continue Reading…
If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you probably noticed that I haven’t posted a new article in a while. It’s certainly not for lack of interest. I actually have some exciting new career news that’s kept me busy and away from my blog duties.
A few weeks ago, I accepted a position with AngloGold Ashanti as VP of Energy Management. AngloGold is the third largest gold mining operation globally, with 21 sites in 10 different countries. Like many companies in the mining industry, AngloGold has been hit hard by the drop in precious metals commodity prices and an increase in labor & operating costs. And, like most miners, all aspects of sustainability continue to grow in importance to enhance the Triple Bottom Line. I’m excited and honored to be part of the AGA team and help lead operational improvements through enhanced energy efficiency. Continue Reading…
“Problems worthy of attack prove their worth by fighting back.”- Paul Erdos, Hungarian Mathematician (1913-1996)