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Welcome to 2022. Now What?

By Tim J. Smith, PhD January 14, 2022

2022 arrived with the first snowstorm of the season in Chicago on New Year’s Day.  Happy New Year came with a snow shovel to dig a path.  But what happened to 2021? What will we make of 2022? Given the continuing Coronavirus concerns, 2021 blurred with 2020.  Canceled in-person conferences continued virtually.  Delayed networking meetings staggered into re-existence vanishingly.  Annual planning cycles were secondary to dealing with exigencies of cost increases, logistics…

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Power Risks California Power Problems Caused by Dumb Regulation, Not Deregulation

By Tim J. Smith, PhD February 5, 2001

Recent news concerning power outages have been of dour amusement for this Chicagoan. Once again, a subset of people (read: the state)…

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The Next Disruptive Technology – Distributed Generation

By Tim J. Smith, PhD September 25, 2000

Is Enron coming for lunch? Introduction The past three decades have offered ample evidence of the ability of disruptive technologies to create…

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Industrial Non-Equilibrium Dynamics

By Tim J. Smith, PhD May 30, 2000

Economic transactions and industrial reorganizations are akin to the evolution of a complex system punctuated with periods of equilibrium and non-equilibrium dynamics.…

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