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Jacob
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Re: Great opportunity
Jacob   10/9/2014 5:41:29 AM
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"I appreciate the way, though, that is fair appeals to famiies. It's a great way for young people to get hands on experience with electronics, robotics, and engineering. Now, we just need to figure out how to figure out how to get them thinking about a career in supply chain management. :)"

Hailey, is it something like science museum or planetarium?

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Susan Fourtané   10/8/2014 2:34:22 AM
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Ashish, 

I have also studied history carefully, that's why I say what I say. :D Nothing has changed. People keep on behaving the same, making the same mistakes, and being barbaric just as humanity has always been so far. Will this ever change? I don't think so. You will have space wars, just like in the movies. 

The BBC has very good history documentaries, if you are interested. You can find them on YouTube on the BBC History Channel. I always watch those now in my breaks. At the moment I am watching a part of history where there were no cities, no town, no villages, no books, but the glorious Romans were traying to take over the world, they took some Britons as slaves, there were wars, and the technology at the moment was to make things of iron to use as weapons.

Thousands of years have passed by. No change. Just improved technology. Your numbers 1 and 2 remain the same. 

What about a study of supply chain management since those years? A documentary about that would be interesting. :) I might be getting an idea here. :D

-Susan

 

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tech4people   10/6/2014 11:14:17 AM
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Susan,


Have to say I agree wholeheartedly with your Sentiments here.

However,Having studied History carefully for a long time now(It was always one of My Favorite subjects in School-How did I become an Engineer? That's a totally different story....LOL!!!);War actually benefits two classes of people (above all others) and so they are always at the forefront of Pushing the case for War.

1)Arms Manufacturers-For Obvious Reasons

2)The Ruling Class-Because it helps them cover up for the various mis-steps/Corruption they have indulged in during their Reign

It also helps Governments take care of Over-population( in a nasty way of course); whenever there is a crush for Resources;just declare war on one Tribe on some flimsy reason or the other.

Is it the best way to deal with this situation?Nope but that's why its important that you ensure that folks are more aware & knowledgeable than they are today-And Yes avoid Mainstream Media at all costs!!!

Regards

Ashish.

 

P.S what's the lesson for the Kids?

Do your own research rather than depend on what Mainstream Media tells you.

Don't drink the Establishment Kool-Aid So to speak.

 

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Susan Fourtané   10/6/2014 9:27:53 AM
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Ashish,

I am 100 percent against wars. I don't care about the reasons. They are all plain wrong, especially after centuries that people keep on thinking that wars and violence are the answer and way of doing things. Any war, to me, is a sign of barbarism. People are doing the same things people did in 500 ACE and earlier. That's illogical from any point of view. At least from mine. 

I personally think that a preseident involved in wars doesn't deserve a Nobel Peace Prize. In fact, no president deserves it. Examples of real people who deserved the Nobel Peace Prize were Mahatma K. Ghandi and Mother Theresa.

John Lennon could have been a good candidate for a Nobel Peace Prize. And also Yoko Ono. People who worked and work for peace with facts, not just blabbing about peace. we can all do that. I don't see how Obama deserved a Nobel Peace Prize. He has not contributed to world peace in any single way. On the contrary. Ridiculous.  

How did we end up discussing about this? :/ Oh, the kids and SCM. Individuals bring hope and change. Not governments. That's why it's important to focus on those kids who went to the fair. 

-Susan

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tech4people   10/6/2014 7:56:04 AM
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Susan,

You raise a very fair point here.

Unfortunately its the Extremely Naive & Idealistic thinking of the Younger Lot which gets most countries into Trouble(its true).

Its highly unlikely that someone married with Kids and a steady Job is gonna up sticks and head to Syria to fight for the IS..

I am also for the Hunger,Talent and Enthusiasm that the Younger Lot bring to any Project but this when they get Over-Enthusaistic it usually gets troublesome.There is a tremendous need for Balance between Yin and Yang among various forces today.

Look at Obama-The So-called harbringer of Hope and Change Ideology(nobody else ever had more support amongst the Younger Lot)-Guess what he's done lately????

Bombed the 7th Muslim Country since he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize-firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/09/23/nobel-peace-prize-fact-day-syria-7th-country-bombed-obama

Its a big Joke right now!

You still think he's gonna bring about Hope and Change?

SCMs need to deliver more upfront savings (& Immediately).

That will automatically turn more consumers into Converts.

Regards

Ashish.

 

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Susan Fourtané   10/6/2014 3:14:22 AM
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Ashish, 

I am to far to go to this fair, but if you can and are closer you should go. It does sound and look super interesting. :)

"How SCM can CHANGE the World(Hope and Change seems to be very-very popular amongst the Young Crowd ain't it???)."

Yes, and for a reason. The reason being that the younger crowd can see all what the older generations have done to leave this planet in the horrible state it is. :( 

They are the ones suffering the consequences and the ones who will have to work hard to fix it. This is why the hold to hope and change.

If they can see that SCM can serve to that goal they will get enthusiastic about it. For that to happen, today's SCMs have to do better and show change is possible. :)

-Susan

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tech4people   10/4/2014 11:56:34 AM
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Hailey,

Wow! I have never been to this Fair but I am sure it must be really-really great!

Getting Kids into SCM?

Well,it can be done if you get them Super-Passionate about the Whole Deal behind SCM.

How you are making a difference to the world around you via SCM ;How SCM is so Cool and Hep?

How SCM can CHANGE the World(Hope and Change seems to be very-very popular amongst the Young Crowd ain't it???).

 

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Susan Fourtané   10/4/2014 2:15:41 AM
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Flyingscot, 

That spider robot is fantastic. :D I just mentioned to you the spider robots in another comment. 

What is also fantastic is this: "Quinn, the 13-year-old CEO of Qtechknow, used a custom Arduino board and Android figures to create reactive robots." 

I would like to know what this young CEO is going to be doing in say, 10 years' time. Kids usually do great things with Arduino boards. 

-Susan

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_hm   10/3/2014 9:46:47 PM
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Very interesting story and find these kids very lucky. They should explore this opportunity. I wish morekids have similar boost.

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Hailey Lynne McKeefry   10/3/2014 5:28:21 PM
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I live in the Silicon Valley and the Maker Faire is huge here. In fact, usually the lines are so long that it can take an hour or more just to get through the gates. I appreciate the way, though, that is fair appeals to famiies. It's a great way for young people to get hands on experience with electronics, robotics, and engineering. Now, we just need to figure out how to figure out how to get them thinking about a career in supply chain management. :)

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