How to Cut CO2 Emissions by 95%
For the people of the nations that use a great deal of electricity, the 20th century was a world of extreme comfort and convenience. But the end result has been the people of the 21st century facing grave environmental issues. The global warming crisis will not wait. The time is now for the world to muster its collective experience and wisdom to find a solution. Any way you look at it, a technology-based approach will be a key to overcoming this crisis faced on a global scale. What are the dominant technologies that form the core of this approach?
Working with Japan
By Patricia Pringle
Joe Jones got a job working for a Japanese company that was well-known in his area of technical expertise. He had looked forward to getting to know his boss, Jiro Suzuki, and finding out what sort of projects Suzuki wanted him to start working on. Joe waited for Suzuki to tell him the detailed plan of the project, and also what he was supposed to do. But direction was not forthcoming. He was frustrated. “What kind of manager is Suzuki anyway?” “How come he doesn’t have any game plan?” “How am I supposed to know what to do if he won’t tell me?” ”Why did they hire someone with my track record to work here if they won’t give me anything to do?” However, after working with Suzuki for a while, Joe realized that he was actually a pretty good manager, and that his own expertise was utilized and valued.
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As the latest in its series of science projects for grownups, Gakken Co. has released a kit to enable hobbyists to make their own gramophone (chikuonki in Japanese), based on the type developed by phonograph inventor Thomas A. Edison’s rival Emil Berliner in the 1890s.
What kind of boss can you respect?