Monday, March 27, 2017

A Manager’s Mirror, Episode I

Your success pillars: hardware, software, content, awareness.

If you are an experienced headline-news-reader, you may believe this is about IT.

It is not.

It is about focus for efficient management.

IT-like terminology just makes it short and simple.

Any computer-operated system needs both ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ to operate properly, and the quality of those makes a big difference in the user’s decision to purchase. While being mandatory for any state-of-the-art machinery, it is however no longer sufficient. In order to differentiate, the producer needs to deliver also quality content – added-value applications with friendly interface, which create ‘best user experience’. Finally, it does not matter if you have the best hardware, software and content if you keep this to yourself… you need to make sure that everyone is aware of that in order to purchase, enjoy and then further disperse the positive feed-back.

Apply now the same rationale to a human being – we are all born with unique hardware and software, develop content and build awareness all around us until the last day of our life. Most of us perpetuate the content and awareness for a while, even past the moment when our hardware and software has stopped functioning…

Can we apply the same to a profession? I believe so. The basis for this lies in the education and continuous learning.

First, there is a set of so-called ‘hard skills’ to be acquired as a pre-requisite by any individual who wishes to adhere to the profession. Then each of those individuals has a blend of unique so-called ‘soft skills’ that differentiate him/her from the other members in the way he/she does things in the area of human interaction. The set of skills needed vary significantly with the profession - for example the hard skills of an actor may represent soft skills for a doctor or mathematician. The backbone (or basic social survival kit) which transcends most of the professions is instilled to most of us from childhood to adolescence, while the adult life is all about further developing our own unique set of skills, according to the content we wish to contribute and the awareness we intend to raise in our environment.

Enlarging now from individual to collective self, I finally get to the point which is that wonderful complex system that a manager has to lead towards greatness nowadays, both in terms of content and awareness (no matter how you may specifically call them - profit, deliverables, bottom line, quantitative and qualitative results, regulatory constraints, team spirit, customer centric, social responsibility etc.).

Any manager, no matter how big a ship he/she needs to steer has a two-fold focus need – human resources and everything else. You cannot cross the street without the first one. The rest is all about the manager’s mandatory hard skills set, which should be a pre-requisite for his/her appointment.

In terms of mastering your team’s performance, it is all about integrating the limited resources at your disposal (hard and soft skills), by generating together credible proper content and facilitating awareness – both inside the team and towards external parties, so that you can add value to all the stakeholders involved. And the best way to do this is in a continuous flow motion, just like going around the world in a car. Set your itinerary, get your resources and passengers on board, check that all your mirrors are adjusted to maximise vision from all possible angles and… start moving! Drive courageously but keep your passengers safe (and make sure they feel that way!), adapt to your surrounding and maintain schedule. And… don’t forget to refuel and enjoy!

The longer the trip, the more you will need to make adjustments – to the car, itinerary or passengers. And when this happens, my advice is to concentrate on the future usefulness of needed changes. If you want to stay one step ahead of (real!) competitors you should get comfortable with an anticyclical approach. Romanians have a saying for this – responsible people build sleigh in the summer and carriage during winter.

In times of profits flowing and markets growing you may want to invest in expensive ‘hard’ components and content design while maintaining all the rest. In times of difficult survival and shrinking demand you should direct your scarce resources to ‘soft’ skills and awareness (including loyalty of best people!) while maintaining all the rest. Never forget that driving under difficult conditions requires the best set of skills and the most feasible (not fast!) car for survival. You should use hardship periods to unload unnecessary burden, but make sure you don’t lose top performance drivers in the process.

If you distribute your management priorities around those four pillars in an anticyclical and forward-looking manner, you will notice that your team members will start self-investing in their own upgrade to generate better content, to the benefit of the entire system.

Finally, even if you are not yet a team manager, you may find that the same logic can be applied to everything important in life, both in terms of personal and professional accomplishment. It helps turning dreams into plans and executing them without losing focus.

I know this is no easy challenge, because anticyclical approach actually requires abilities to understand the past and see the present as it is, with the purpose of anticipating the future. Which is actually the topic of the next episode…

Sunday, March 26, 2017



Mottoes inspired by Russ George's blog paper

The living world has become impoverished. Species are being lost every day. Energy and other resources are nearing exhaustion. The environment is deteriorating. Pollution is everywhere. Climate is changing. Natural balances are threatened. (Christian de Duve)

I cannot look at a question and not try to find the answer, even if I don't know it. (Christian de Duve)

We know that once we stop learning and call ourselves learned, we become useless members of the scientific society. (Christian de Duve)

When I disappear, I will disappear; there'll be nothing left. (Christian de Duve)

It would be an exaggeration to say I'm not afraid of death, but I'm not afraid of what comes after, because I'm not a believer. (Christian de Duve)

Sunday is not an easy day for a must-blog-daily-to-survive-intellectually. No papers no news, or very few however extremely nasty disputes re the RvD litigation- again ad hominem - ad nauseam.  Uncontrollable diversity, the IH party attacks everything Rossi from any positions, doubts, denies,,accuses systematically, considers any possible error as fatal. However the results presented in the ERV core Report are solid and challenging.
It is the time even for these wannabe parallel-to-what-happens-in-the- Court fighters
to choose and work out their own counter-scenario to the scenario of Rossi and allies. This would be a sign of seriousness of going beyond and arrogant venomous Babel of blah-blah. Real proofs have to be solid not person-oriented accusations.
The SCENARIO can be based on ERRORS of instruments, measurements or on proving total  FAKE DATA. 
A basic question is ZERO EXCESS HEAT or not?
Actually I wrote about this on the forum but got no answer (yet) 
I doubt they can work systematically and united ; the hatred against Rossi helps but the lack of proofs makes the task impossible. Even for the very vocal group leaders


1) From Andrea Rossi's JONP

Ing. Michelangelo De Meo
March 25, 2017 at 6:37 PM

Hello dr. Rossi:
I am forwarding a very interesting link:

LENR Powered Electric Vehicles Nicolas CHAUVIN

Abstract –Current electric vehicles (EV) and fuel cell vehicles (FCEV) suffer from several limitations that prevent them from becoming a true commercial success.When available, kilowatt class LENR generators combined with modern thermoelectric conversion technology could enable designing new type of automobiles, being low cost,maintenance free and zero emission at the same time.In the present talk, we will discuss what are to current limitations of electric vehicles and battery technology, how LENR technology can propose an alternative to large battery storage on EV, what are the available compact solutions for energy harvesting and thermoelectric conversion from LENR thermal energy, what are the longer term design alternatives and finally what is the expected timeline to develop prototypes and commercial products

Andrea Rossi
March 25, 2017 at 10:32 PM

Ing. Michelangelo De Meo:
my patent of 1978…archeology.
Warm Regards,

2) What has happened to the e-Cat

Che fine ha fatto l"E-Cat?

4) Updated Cold Fusion Times:


A wonderful Sunday read!


1) Thanks to Sam North who has sent a collection of videos mainly sbout Hot fusion Energy:

2) Building a market for renewable thermal technologies
Date:March 24, 2017
Source:Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
Renewable thermal technologies have significant market potential in the state if supported by appropriate public policy and financing tools, a new analysis concludes

3) Daniel Dennett – Thinking About Thinking About Thinking – Think Again

4) The Yin And Yang Of Elon Musk

Saturday, March 25, 2017



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Inspired by the "vivid" discussions re the Rossi vs Darden litigation on the LENR Forum etc.


Still not much too write- a lot to read. 
On the RvD litigation thread/LENR Forum discussion degenerated- 95 %about persons 5% about the Plant/Technology. When this will return to the normal Pareto ratio 80/20 I will participate again. 
Re some technical issues, see please:
The star witness of IH, Joe Murray who said flow-meter half full actually knows it was full-full. He said stearn pipe 40mm, now perhaps 80mm not seen ' cause insulated.
Normally he had to add that for the steam with the parameters as in the plant 
the maximum flow is
- fior 40  mm- 108 kg/hr- 
- for 80mm-     437 kg/hr
and you need something as 140-160mm for the flow presented in he ERV Report.

The Murray fan declares more and more frequently "results of the report OBVIOUS fake'- his certainty- and puts in balance his total moral weight and prestige. Soon both will be negative, I predict..

The collection of childish insults hateful attacks on everybody not accepting IH's pseudo-proofs is increasing day by day. Actually unhappy, clumsy literature

My guess is that next week we will see great battles in the RvD litigation.


1) From the Miami Court Pacermonitor re the Rossi vs  Darden litigation

Friday, March 24, 2017
225 order Order on Appeal/Objection of Magistrate Judge Order to District Court Fri 3:06 PM 
ORDER granting184 Appeal/Objection of Magistrate Judge Order to District Court. The matter is returned to Magistrate Judge OSullivan for clarification and further proceedings consistent with this Order. Signed by Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga on 3/24/2017. (ps1)
224 misc Transcript Fri 2:11 PM 
TRANSCRIPT of Motion Hearing held on 3/14/2017 before Magistrate Judge John J. O'Sullivan, 1-55 pages, Court Reporter: Diane Miller, 561-514-3728 / (Digital 15:01:04.) Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased by contacting the Court Reporter/Transcriber before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through PACER. Redaction Request due 4/14/2017. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for4/24/2017. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 6/22/2017. (dmr)
223notice Clerks Notice of Docket Correction and Instruction to Filer - Attorney Fri 1:56 PM 
Clerks Notice to Filer re207 Supplemental MOTION for Summary Judgment [Statement of Material Facts] . Wrong Event Selected ; ERROR - The Filer selected the wrong event. The document was re-docketed by the Clerk, see [de#222]. It is not necessary to refile this document. (lk)
221notice Notice of Hearing on Motion Fri 1:50 PM 
CORRECTED PAPERLESS NOTICE of Hearing on217 Plaintiff's APPEAL of Magistrate Judge to District Court On Magistrate Judge O'Sullivan's Ruling that document IH-00079768 Is A Privileged Communication: Hearing set for 3/28/2017 02:00 PM in Miami Division before Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga. (ps1)
220notice Notice of Hearing on Motion Fri 1:48 PM 
NOTICE of Hearing on217 Plaintiff's APPEAL of Magistrate Judge to District Court On Magistrate Judge O'Sullivan's Ruling that document IH-00079768 Is A Privileged Communication: Hearing set for 2/28/2017 02:00 PM in Miami Division before Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga. (ps1)
219minutes Miscellaneous Hearing Fri 12:07 PM 
PAPERLESS Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga: Miscellaneous Hearing held on 3/24/2017. Total time in court: 1 hour(s) : 11 minutes. Attorney Appearance(s): Christopher Rebel Jude Pace, Christopher Martin Lomax, John William Annesser, II, Court Reporter: Stephanie McCarn, 305-523-5518 / (cmz

2) British Academic Calls For UK to Back Cold Fusion Research

3) New THREAD on LENR Forum
IH Test: "Caveated" COP of 5-9, didn't produce a SINGLE WATT of excess heat....

4) From Andrea Rossi' JONP

Clinton Redburn
March 25, 2017 at 5:20 AM

Dear Dr Andrea Rossi:
I read the mountain of papers published by your attorneys and IH and it is clear that IH has published no evidence at all that your plant does not work, because all they write are assumptions, while, on the contrary, you have published evidence that your plant works based on evidence; it also is clearly put in evidence that Darden had from the beginning knowledge that you were also the director of the plant of JM, as well as that the test on course was the performance test, all this based on documents indisputably traded between you and IH.
You are going to win the case for sure, if all IH has got is what they published. The smoking gun against them is that while they collected hundred millions od dollars thanks to the visits of their investors to the plant.

Andrea Rossi
March 25, 2017 at 7:49 AM

Clinton Redburn:
I cannot comment issues to be discussed in Court.
Warm Regards,

5) The Unitary Quantum Theory can Change all Civilization 
Leo G. Sapogin*, V. A. Dzhanibekov , A. A. Kostin , M. A. Mokulsky , Yu. A. Ryabov5 , V. I. Utchastkin  



1) An event symbolically coupled with the advent of the Cold Fusion history

Midnight 28 years ago: Exxon Valdez ran aground, 11 million gallons crude oil released

2) Artificial photosynthesis steps into the light
Lab turns transition metals into practical catalyst for solar, other applications
Date:March 24, 2017
Source:Rice University
A new project aims to create an efficient, simple-to-manufacture oxygen-evolution catalyst that pairs well with semiconductors for advanced solar cells. The technique could lead to unique catalysts for other applications.

Friday, March 24, 2017



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Abundance is  a rare visitor in LENR Land, its unique form till now being so many troubles and problems.

 No Editorial today- the Horn of Abundance from the Rossi vs Darden became more than full, so I have to read, understand, taxonomize and evaluate for example more than 120 Exhibits. Some are really long. I was a very fast reader but...sic transit gloria mundi! 
However I try- I want to support the technology and to defend the inventor against vicious attacks. Very important battles will follow.

And i have to inform you about all LENR publications and events.


Thursday, March 23, 2017

217 motion Appeal/Objection of Magistrate Judge Order to District Court Thu 6:29 PM
Plaintiff's APPEAL of Magistrate Judge to District Court On Magistrate Judge O'Sullivan's Ruling that document IH-00079768 Is A Privileged Communication (Annesser, John)

216 order Order on Motion for Sanctions Thu 2:10 PM
ORDER denying167 Motion for Sanctions; denying194 Motion for Sanctions. Signed by Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga on 3/23/2017. (ps1)

215 motion Strike Thu 12:13 PM
Plaintiff's MOTION to Strike (Daubert) Motion to Strike and Exclude Defendants' Expert with attached Exhibits by Leonardo Corporation, Andrea Rossi. Responses due by4/6/2017(Chaiken, Brian)
Att: 1 Exhibit A,
Att: 2 Exhibit B,
Att: 3 Exhibit C,
Att: 4 Exhibit D,
Att: 5 Exhibit E,
Att: 6 Exhibit F

214 motion Partial Summary Judgment Thu 12:10 PM
Plaintiff's MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment by Leonardo Corporation, Andrea Rossi. Responses due by 4/6/2017(Chaiken, Brian)
Att: 1 Exhibit 1,
Att: 2 Exhibit 2,
Att: 3 Exhibit 2A,
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213notice Notice of Compliance Thu 11:41 AM
CLERK'S NOTICE of Compliance pursuant to 210 Order Denying201 Motion to Seal (nc)

212notice Notice of Compliance Thu 11:19 AM
CLERK'S NOTICE of Compliance pursuant to 209 Order Denying199 Motion to Seal (nc)

211notice Notice of Compliance Thu 11:12 AM
CLERK'S NOTICE of Compliance pursuant to 208 Order Denying195 Motion to Seal (nc)

210order Order on Motion to Seal Thu 10:29 AM
ORDER denying201 Motion to Seal. Signed by Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga (ps1)

209order Order on Motion for Miscellaneous Relief Thu 10:28 AM
ORDER denying199 Motion. Signed by Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga (ps1)208order Order on Motion to Seal Thu 10:27 AM
ORDER denying195 Motion to Seal. Signed by Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga (ps1)

207 motion Summary Judgment Thu 12:42 AM
Supplemental MOTION for Summary Judgment [Statement of Material Facts] by Cherokee Investment Partners, LLC, Thomas Darden, IPH International B.V., Industrial Heat, LLC, John T. Vaughn. Responses due by 4/6/2017(Pace, Christopher)Att: 1 Exhibit 1,Att: 2 Exhibit 2,Att: 3 Exhibit 3,Att: 4 Exhibit 4,Att: 5 Exhibit 5,Att: 6 Exhibit 6,Att: 7 Exhibit 7,Att: 8 Exhibit 8,Att: 9 Exhibit 9,Att: 10 Exhibit 10,Att: 11 Exhibit 11,Att: 12 Exhibit 12,Att: 13 Exhibit 13,Att: 14 Exhibit 14,Att: 15 Exhibit 15,Att: 16 Exhibit 16,Att: 17 Exhibit 17,Att: 18 Exhibit 18,Att: 19 Exhibit 19,Att: 20 Exhibit 20,Att: 21 Exhibit 21,Att: 22 Exhibit 22,Att: 23 Exhibit 23,Att: 24 Exhibit 24,Att: 25 Exhibit 25,Att: 26 Exhibit 26,Att: 27 Exhibit 27,Att: 28 Exhibit 28,Att: 29 Exhibit 29,Att: 30 Exhibit 30,Att: 31 Exhibit 31,Att: 32 Exhibit 32,Att: 33 Exhibit 33,Att: 34 Exhibit 34,Att: 35 Exhibit 35,Att: 36 Exhibit 36,Att: 37 Exhibit 37,Att: 38 Exhibit 38,Att: 39 Exhibit 39,Att: 40 Exhibit 40,Att: 41 Exhibit 41,Att: 42 Exhibit 42,Att: 43 Exhibit 43,Att: 44 Exhibit 44,Att: 45 Exhibit 45,Att: 46 Exhibit 46,Att: 47 Exhibit 47,Att: 48 Exhibit 48,Att: 49 Exhibit 49,Att: 50 Exhibit 50,Att: 51 Exhibit 51,Att: 52 Exhibit 52,Att: 53 Exhibit 53,Att: 54 Exhibit 54,Att: 55 Exhibit 55,Att: 56 Exhibit 56,Att: 57 Exhibit 57,Att: 58 Exhibit 58,Att: 59 Exhibit 59,Att: 60 Exhibit 60,Att: 61 Exhibit 61,Att: 62 Exhibit 62,Att: 63 Exhibit 63,Att: 64 Exhibit 64,Att: 65 Exhibit 65,Att: 66 Exhibit 66,Att: 67 Exhibit 67,Att: 68 Exhibit 68,Att: 69 Exhibit 69,Att: 70 Exhibit 70,Att: 71 Exhibit 71,Att: 72 Exhibit 72,Att: 73 Exhibit 73,Att: 74 Exhibit 74,Att: 75 Exhibit 75206 misc Sealed Document (Restricted) Thu 12:29 AM
Image Removed pursuant to 210 Order Denying201 Motion to Seal (Main Document

  206 replaced on 3/23/2017) (nc). Modified docket text on 3/23/2017 (nc)205 misc Sealed Document (Restricted) Thu 12:23 AM
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to 210 Order Denying 201 Motion to Seal (Main Document

205 replaced on 3/23/2017) (nc). Modified docket text on 3/23/2017 (nc)

2) UK should be generating research into world changing cold fusion system

3) LENR and Energy News on Twitter Sorted by Reach

4) Catalytic Mechnism of LENR in Quasicrystals based on Localized Anharmonic Vibrations and Phasons by Vladymir Dubinko, Denis Laptev, Klee Irwin (2016)

5) Friday, April 07, 2017 10.00 hour - will take place at the All-Russian IScientific Technical Institute For Atomo-Electric Stations a Seminar on LENR
07 апреля 2017 г, пятница, в 10-00, во ВНИИАЭС, в комн. 614 СЕМИНАР по НЭЯР.
Mainly about the influence of nanosecond discharges on solutions of radionuclides

6) Cleantech Investment Roundup: Sunnova, NextEV, ChargePoint, Primus, C3 IoT Lead Funding Stampede

"Heating things up, Brillouin Energy recently closed a $7.75 million series B round led by James (Jim) Farrell with a mission to produce useful amounts of thermal energy from LENR or low-energy nuclear reactions (that's what cold fusion is called these days). The company claims the money was raised "following the successful replication of 'over-unity' amounts of thermal energy from its LENR renewable energy technologies." According to the firm, its technology "includes a method of electrical stimulation of nickel metal conductors ... to catalyze LENR reactions, which generate excess heat in a controllable process. The excess heat produced is a product of hydrogen and a nickel metal lattice." Here is a good article on the subject from Chemical and Engineering News."

7) From Andrea Rossi's JONP

Steven N. Karels
March 24, 2017 at 1:21 AM

Dear Andrea Rossi,

I am sure the ordeals of going through a legal battle are weary. But have you considered that when the ERV report is presented in court and witnessed by the ERV as to its veracity, that you will have a scientific report in a legal case attested to and certified under penalty of perjury? I would think this has much more credibility than a university report. Thoughts? Remember — everything happens for good… Rom 8:28.

Andrea Rossi
March 24, 2017 at 6:33 AM

Steven N. Karels:
I do not think.
Warm Regards,


March 24, 2017 at 4:14 AM

Dr Andrea Rossi:
Reading the papers deposited in Court by IH, it appears clearly that they have no substantial evidence to sustain their claims! Now the puppets of the so called ventriloquist of Raleigh are making a fuss about their assumptions, but from your depositions appears clear that they have used you to collect millions from their investors and at the end they tried only to find excuses not to pay you. This is the solid substance that remains in the brain of an unbiased person after reading theirs papers. Now we are curious to read the documents that will be deposited by your attorneys.

Andrea Rossi
March 24, 2017 at 6:31 AM

I will not comment in the blogs the issues to be discussed in Court.
Obviously our answers in Court are on their way.
Warm Regards,

8) About Cold Fusion, E-Cat in Polish tag zimna fuzja:


1) Humanity Relies on Two Kinds of Science — But Only One Gets the Big Bucks

2) Cutting Science Funding Today Costs Us More Overall (Synopsis)

3) Thanks to Mats Lewan and Bob Cook for signalling this
A ‘Digital Alchemist’ Unravels the Mysteries of Complexity

4) Artificial photosynthesis steps into the light