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Tom Loughlin

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Associations: Trading Old Thinking for New Action

(0) Comments | Posted August 22, 2012 | 5:18 PM

When was the last time you attended a networking event or a panel discussion held by one of the associations you've joined? If the answer is "I can't remember", you may agree with me that the days of associations are numbered, unless they change.

In a June 2011 NPR piece...

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When Complex Systems Fail

(8) Comments | Posted August 27, 2010 | 3:21 PM

As progress continues in efforts to permanently shut down the oil well damaged by the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, engineers, policymakers and others must now turn their attention to taking a renewed look at the far-reaching consequences that can occur when complex, human-engineered systems fail. Regardless of...

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Haiti's Lesson: The Need for Sustainable Answers

(1) Comments | Posted July 12, 2010 | 1:35 PM

Today marks six months since a 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated Haiti. With horrific images of destruction and human suffering still haunting us, we must reflect on this tragedy's enduring lessons -- in particular, by focusing on what we can do now to minimize the deadly potential of such events in...

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