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    Talent management

    2020-01-06T06:00:00Z

    The topic ‘Future of Work’ has become a mainstream talking point over the last 5-7 years, principally driven by the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and its potential impact on the workforce in the not too distant future.

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    2020 vision

    2020-01-06T06:00:00Z

    During pivotal times of change for our industry, what you think you create, what you feel you attract, and what you imagine you become, writes William J. Kroll.

  • Phil Kornbluth
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    Helium Shortage 3.0

    2020-01-06T06:00:00Z

    As we close out 2019 and look toward 2020, Helium Shortage 3.0 continues to be the primary focal point for gas companies who trade helium or end-users who rely on helium in their businesses.

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    From transformation to realisation

    2019-12-25T06:00:00Z

    The industrial gas year that was, and the year that could be – an Editor’s outlook, by Rob Cockerill. 

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    Four things we learned in 2019

    2019-12-25T06:00:00Z

    gasworld Global Managing Editor shares his thoughts on four things that we learned from the industrial gas year in 2019.

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    Carbon dioxide review

    2019-12-24T07:00:00Z

    Thoughts on 2019, and a look ahead to 2020, with Sam A. Rushing, President of Advanced Cryogenics, Ltd.

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    New opportunities, new technologies, and the importance of a vision

    2019-12-11T12:02:00Z

    After the rousing and passionate kind of day we enjoyed here in Dubai yesterday, when an executive at the top of the tree in the industry and the peak of his powers delivered such an engaging keynote, day two of this MENA Industrial Gas Conference was always going to be ...

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    Raw honesty, a lasting impression, and a focus on value

    2019-12-10T08:49:00Z

    One of the big talking points on the sidelines of the MENA Industrial Gas Conference had been the anticipation for a prestigious keynote from Air Products Chairman, President and CEO Seifi Ghasemi. And no-one here in Dubai was left wanting, writes gasworld Global Managing Editor Rob Cockerill.

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    E-commerce… what’s your strategy?

    2019-12-02T14:02:00Z

    Distributors have a variety of e-commerce platforms and strategies to pursue when it comes to selling online. Whether your strategy is to sell to the broader consumer market or to strengthen existing customer ties, take the time to understand the pros and cons of your options and be mindful of ...

  • Art W_RGB
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    I never knew we did that!

    2019-11-01T06:00:00Z

    One of my young sales reps approached me some years ago about a large opportunity he had just discovered that involved a major account. This rep had become a trusted consultant to the repair shop superintendent at a major national brewery.

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    Hydrogen: Why investments are a sign of the times

    2019-10-03T12:10:00Z

    The news of Linde’s soon-to-be-acquired 20% stake in ITM Power is a very interesting investment indeed, writes Rob Cockerill.

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    Connecting the world with telemetry

    2019-10-01T05:00:00Z

    Telemetry is a hot topic these days and a reflection of the booming IOT (Internet of Things) world taking place across all industries. As device manufacturing costs continue to decline, and data communication methods become more reliable and ubiquitous, telemetry devices are finding their way onto an increasing variety of ...

  • Stuart Haszeldine
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    A carbonless, profitable and equitable future

    2019-05-07T09:53:00Z

    The UK Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC) report published last week states that the UK can end its contribution to global warming “within 30 years” by setting an ambitious new target to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050.

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    UK: leave nothing on table in tackling climate change

    2019-04-25T14:24:00Z

    Having read the forthright retort of SCCS to the UK Government’s efforts on tackling climate change, I have to say I couldn’t agree more. It definitely seems as though the UK has had the handbrake on when it comes to actual tangible action.

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    A movement, a responsibility, and a growth driver

    2019-03-28T09:09:00Z

    We are living in a time when mankind is learning most about the effects of its actions on the planet and its inhabitants, when a war is being waged on emissions and the unnecessary products of our existence (think plastic waste), and sustainability is the word of a generation, globally. ...

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    CO2 supply: The most important lesson, and still the simplest one

    2019-03-13T06:56:00Z

    For some, the carbon dioxide (CO2) shortages of 2018 in Europe and Mexico will live long in the memory. For the media and public at large, it was a ‘storm in a pint glass’. For many end-users it became a crisis in their operations.

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    A whirlwind week in industrial gases

    2019-03-04T08:56:00Z

    ‘Whirlwind’ perfectly summed up the crossover week of February into March 2019 as a raft of M A announcements ramped up throughout the week and essenially culminate in a new complexion on the global gases business.

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    Creating open field success

    2019-03-01T16:25:00Z

    A sales person claiming to be the top annual producer at his company approached me with his concern that he had “hit the wall.”  In his analysis of his current schedule, he did not see a pathway for continued growth.

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    Uberize your industrial gas deliveries

    2019-02-04T14:35:00Z

    Most of us have experienced the benefits of using Uber ride service at one time or another. Uber has revolutionized an age-old transportation service and made it seamless and transparent to both company and customer.

  • Art Waskey
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    The importance of life-long learning

    2019-01-04T16:08:00Z

    I recently completed a career that spanned 46 years and am now in a period of transition. At 68, I feel my best years are still ahead, and I attribute this attitude to my belief that there is always more to master. I am a committed life-long learner.