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October 22, 2009

The Long Tail of Good Intentions

About ten years ago I used to run a website in Spanish for reliability engineering. I won't bore you with the details but basically that is a pretty niche area of engineering associated with maintenance and operations of companies with lots of equipment.

I wrote a lot back then, mostly in Spanish (not my mother tongue) about reliability engineering, leadership and getting big ideas into practice.

It's a bit of a long story but it started something of a phenomena. A group of people who were the bottom of the industrial heap were able to find a place that they could talk with others and realize the real value they added to their organizations.

Today... twelve years later... I received an email that said"

"The articles you published helped me a lot to enter the world of Reliability"
After starting out in Antofagasta Chile. A very remote, dry and inhospitable part of the world. This young man has forged a career that has landed him as the Chief Maintenance Engineer for a significant global mining firm, working and living in the USA.

Hard not to be humbled by emails like this.

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