22 Winter / Hiver 2017 Engineering Management/Gestion du génie Canada also has been successful in space engineering. Canada’s first Earth-or- biting satellite, Alouette I launched fifty-five years ago (Sept. 29, 1962) is still orbiting at a distance of 1,000 km above the earth and there’s no sign of it coming down. Addition- ally, Canada launched Alou- ette II in 1965 and it is also still orbiting the Earth. Now decommissioned, these Canadian satellites incorporated cutting-edge technologies and were a great source of Canadian na- tional pride. The satellites featured innovative Can- adian designed antennas (storable tubular extendable members) that were widely adopted and used in fu- ture space missions including the Gemini and Apollo moon missions. Canada was the third nation after the U.S. and Russia to design and build its own satellites. The first issue of McKinsey Quarterly [ www.mckinsey.com/quarterly ] was pub- lished in 1964 and the magazine continues to con- tribute to the advance of management. A selection of interesting features recently published includes: 1). “Wellness at Work: The Promise and Pitfalls” [ October, 2017] examines the totality of workplace wellness that must extend well beyond the typical discounted fitness club membership. 2). “Where is Technology Taking the Economy?” [October, 2017] examines our creation of an intelligence that is ex- ternal to humans and located in the virtual economy where different rules apply. 3). “What the Future of Work Will Mean for Jobs, Skills, and Wages” [November, 2017] discusses new research yield- ing information assessing jobs lost and jobs gained under different scenarios through 2030. 4). “Double- clicking on the Chinese Consumer” [November, 2017] discusses new trends in the Chinese consumer landscape, a timely topic with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s recent visit to China in December to meet President Xi Jinping. The focus of the November- December issue of MIT Technology Review [ www.technologyreview.com ] is Artificial Intel- ligence. AI is a widely promoted but sometimes mis- understood technology. The critical question is “What is the best way to design the technology in such a way that people and machines can work together and pro- duce results that neither could achieve on their own?” This is the context for information presented in the ten authoritative articles featured in the issue. n leading a giant organization through massive chan- ges. A scientific approach to turning prospects into successful leaders is provided in “Turning Potential into Success: The Missing Link in Leadership Development” Harvard Business Review. [ Nov- ember-December, 2017 ]. The process begins with identifying which of seven key leadership compe- tencies are critical to your organizations’ top roles, assessing a candidates’ potential by examining five predictors of competency, and providing the correct coaching and development opportunities. There are a number of space probes on journeys throughout the galaxy in the quest to seek out knowledge that will help characterize the solar system and the processes involved in its formation. The New Horizons probe was launched on January 19, 2006 from Cape Canaveral and was destined for a distant rendezvous with the planet Pluto in ten years. Discover [ December, 2017. www.discovermagazine.com ] provides an overview of the learnings from this satellite as it past the planet Pluto in 2015 and results from another space probe “Dawn” that explored the asteroid Vesta and later began orbiting the dwarf planet Ceres. In late-breaking news (December 2) NASA scientists have successfully reoriented the 40-year-old Voyager 1; the space agency’s far- thest spacecraft so that its antenna would continue to point toward Earth at a distance of 13 billion miles away. Amazingly they accomplished this trajectory correction maneuver using thrusters, located on the back side of Voyager 1 that had not been used in 37 years. The Voyager 1 and 2 missions discovered the first active volcanoes beyond Earth on Jupiter, and indications of a subsur- face ocean on Jupiter’s moon Europa. They analyzed Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, where data showed a thick Earth-like atmosphere; found the icy moon Miranda at Uranus; and spot- ted icy-cold geysers on Nep- tune’s moon Triton. It is expected that in the year 40,272, Voyager 1 will come within 1.7 light years of an obscure star in the constella- tion Ursa Minor. What outstanding examples of sustainable engineering!! The NASA website [ www.nasa.gov ] provides detailed information on all space probes. The close of the year sees a plethora of articles on national and global successes and challenges. Scientific American [ December, 2017. www.scientificamerican.com ] in collab- oration with the World Economic Forum profiles “Ten Emerging Technologies of 2017” that are considered to be ideas that are poised to trans- form society. FORTUNE [ November, 2017. www.fortune.com ] profiles “The Future 50”, in- novative companies that are thought to be primed for explosive growth. Both Popular Mechan- ics [ December, 2017. www.popularmechanics. com ] and Popular Science [ December, 2017. www.popsci.com ] profile their choices for the top technologies of 2017. Harvard Business Review [ November-December 2017. www.hbr. org ] profiles “The Best Performing CEO’s in the World – 2017”. FORTUNE [ October, 2017. www.fortune.com ] profiles the “50 Most Power- ful Women” and leading the ranking for her third straight year is Mary Barra, Chairman and CEO of General Motors. Finally, Entrepreneur [ Novem- ber, 2017. www.entrepreneur.com ] has published its first annual list of the “50 Most Daring Entre- preneurs”. Inspirational stories of individuals who successfully took a leap in 2017 and enjoyed the rewards of being bold entrepreneurial inventors, leaders, and designers. Valuable insights for those seeking to be proactive and successfully manage their life journey. Moving along to the future a spe- cial issue of Bloomberg Businessweek [ www.bloomberg.com/businessweek ] focuses on “The Year Ahead - 2018” Numerous authoritative articles discuss what the authors think will, and will not, occur in 2018. The introduction to the special issue provides an overview of the world economy which is followed by an in-depth an- alysis of economics, technology, retail, energy and politics. The issue concludes with profiles of 50 publicly traded companies that Bloomberg intelligence analysts believe are worthy of special attention because they plan to release significant products and services in the coming year or be- cause they face unusual challenges. A special issue of The Economist [ www.economist. com ] “The World in 2018” also provides numerous authoritative articles provid- ing readers with excellent information on what we might expect in the coming year. The savvy worker, investor, job-seeker, and student evaluating their future will take time to review these and other authoritative reports to help ensure their personal and career success. Jeffrey Immelt has stepped down after 16 years as CEO of General Electric. In his Harvard Business Review [ September-October, 2017. www.hbr.org ] article “How I Remade GE and What I Learned Along the Way” Mr. Immelt shares with the reader what he has learned about What’s New in the Literature? by Terrance Malkinson For Terrance Malkinson’s biography please see page 7. Alouette I and II fea- tured innovative Canadian-designed antennas that were later used in the future Gemini and Apollo space mis- sions. Voyager 1 and 2 found active volca- noes on Jupiter, and indica- tions of a subsurface ocean on Jupiter’s moon Europa. They analyzed Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, where data showed an Earth-like atmosphere; found the icy moon Miranda at Uranus; and spotted icy-cold geysers on Neptune’s moon Triton