School Kills Intelligence

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Based on the ideas of creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson who challenges the way we’re educating our children. He champions a radical rethink of our school systems, to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence.


Williams Complex Explosion Equals Force Majeure

Monday, June 17, 2013

The Williams complex explosion in Geismar, Louisiana has led to an additional Force Majeure on Ethylene. Several other crackers remain offline for maintenance. Despite producers’ third attempt to implement their $.04/lb increase, all signs were pointing towards a contract price decrease in June. However, similar to May, mid month monomer mayhem sent Spot Ethylene prices soaring and resin suppliers pulling well-priced offers off the table awaiting market clarity.


The Key To Success

Saturday, May 18, 2013

By Angela Lee Duckworth- At the University of Pennsylvania she studies intangible concepts such as self-control and grit to determine how they might predict both academic and professional success.

When I was 27 years old, I left a very demanding job in management consulting for a job that was even more demanding: teaching. I went to teach seventh graders math in the New York City public schools. And like any teacher, I made quizzes and tests. I gave out homework assignments. When the work came back, I calculated grades.