Outliers Inn; Travel Adventures During COVID
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Outliers Inn; Travel Adventures During COVID

Welcome to another “open mic” edition at The Outliers Inn with JP and stand-in co-host Don Burshnick who has co-hosted enough episodes that he can be considered the co-co-host. JP and Don start-off the conversation by sharing how refreshing it is to get back out in the field and doing some face-to-face work after being…

Sixty Million Car Bombs: Inside Takata’s Air Bag Crisis
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Sixty Million Car Bombs: Inside Takata’s Air Bag Crisis

This is the story of how Takata’s failures led to lethal products and the biggest auto recall in history. When Carlos Solis was driving a familiar route in his 2002 Honda Accord, little did he expect that the built in airbags meant to protect him in case of an accident, would be the cause of his death….

Congratulations, Your Genius Patent Is Now a Military Secret
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Congratulations, Your Genius Patent Is Now a Military Secret

Imagine if you get a great idea and before you know it, it’s declared a government secret. Well, this is exactly what happened to a guy called Jim Geer, who patented a novel technique for tracking stealth aircraft without any intentions of attracting attention on a national level. In fact, it seemed unlikely that something practical would ever…

This is what happens when you reply to spam email
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This is what happens when you reply to spam email

We’ve all seen them lurking in our email inboxes… Unclaimed insurance bonds, diamond-encrusted safe deposit boxes, close friends marooned in a foreign country, and other clearly suspicious (not to mention too good to be true) spam emails. Your first thought probably entails deleting spam email immediately, never look back, and do not reply. But comedian…

How Berlin’s Futuristic Airport Became a $6 Billion Embarrassment
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How Berlin’s Futuristic Airport Became a $6 Billion Embarrassment

Expected to open in June 2011, the Berlin Brandenburg International Willy Brandt Airport was intended to handle 27 million passengers a year and be crowned as Europe’s “most modern”. But as it were, inspectors consisting of a team of logistics, safety, and aviation experts could hardly believe their eyes upon performing a series of checks and…

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I would put a picture here, but it would just distract you!

This may be a slightly off topic subject for Operational Excellence, but hopefully you will see that although this article is written from a Safety Professional’s point of view, that there are many areas within operations that this subject could influence and be applied as well. As you are no doubt aware, traditional safety has…