As a youngster living in South Wales, I remember going on a school trip to Bristol Zoo; all the children lined up, walking to the station to climb on a steam locomotive. As it turned out, this was my only trip on the wonderful engineering masterpiece that was the steam train.
I have been reading a remarkably interesting book called ‘The future is faster than you think’, which considers ‘how converging technologies are transforming business, industries and our lives’. I have lived through many of the developments that the writers use to illustrate the massive and increasingly supersonic speed of change…
Honesty might seem a strange word to apply to engineering. You’d normally expect engineers to be talking about precision, quality, capacity, machining, prototyping or delivery. Terms such as honesty and transparency rarely come into the equation; yet both are vital for every engineering business and every customer relationship.