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Spontaneous Thoughts

A collection of writings,

some published, some unpublished,

on a variety of subjects.

Published in

 

Rare Earth Industrial Policy, Winter 2018

 

Dysprosium 2.0 Redux, Summer 2018

 

Balance and Training, Spring 2018

 

Seventeen Mistakes, Spring 2016

 

Small Ball, Winter 2015

 

The Rate Determining Step, Summer 2015

 

The Patent Challenge, Spring 2015

 

The Last Large Gathering, Winter 2014

 

A Different Paradigm, Summer 2014

 

Its About the Cerium, Spring 2014

 

A Holistic Approach to Magnet Development, Winter 2013

 

NdFeB: The First 30 Years and the Next 30 Years, Fall 2013

Slovak version

 

Back to Normal, Summer 2013

 

Dysprosium 2.0, Spring 2013

 

Retired, Senile and Dead, Winter 2012

 

And the Wisdom to Know the Difference, Fall 2012

 

The End of Axial Pressing, Summer 2012

 

The Golden Rule for Writers, Spring 2012

 

Is Your Design Optimized? Winter 2011

 

Sputnik Moment, Summer 2011

 

 No Substitutions, Spring 2011

 

The View from Slovenia, Winter 2010

 

The Golden Age of SmCo, Fall 2010

 

A Three-Pronged Approach, Summer 2010

 

Hardware vs. Software, Spring 2010

 

The Disregarded Experiment, Winter 2009

 

Picking Survivors, Spring 2009

 

Optimistic, with Some Uncertainty Ahead, Aug/Sept 2008

 

Career Arbitrage, June/July 2008

 

The Upside of High Prices, Feb/March 2008

 

The View from Beijing, Dec/Jan 2008

 

Magnet Recycling, Second Thoughts, Fall 2007

 

Magnet Recycling, Summer 2007

 

Non-Technical Professional,

Spring 2007

 

Raw Material Jitters, Winter 2006

 

Nano Mania, Fall 2006

 

Permanent Magnet Information Center, Summer 2006

 

The Next Big Thing, Spring 2006

 

Commission Sales, Winter 2005

 

Cooperation II, Fall 2005

 

Cooperation I, Summer 2005

 

Chinese Suppliers, Spring 2005

 

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Plenary Lecture

 

Unpublished articles

 

Design Review

 

Are You Experienced?

 

False Positive

 

Dither

 

     The On-Demand Engineer

 

Technical Audits

 

Human Nature

 

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