Adam Piotuch

Calgary, Canada

About Adam


Throughout my early and adult life, I have taken a variety of jobs while attending college and university. From working in construction, to studying architecture, working in warehouses, to programming simulations. My knowledge may not be acute and refined, but my journey has provided me with many differing perspectives from a variety of industry and disciplines. One thing I have come to acknowledge, is that it is impossible to simple 'know' everything. Rather it is only possible to understand what to know, to make a change, to experience challenge, to enjoy life through hardship and reward.

An idea worth spreading

What if wind could be funneled omni-directionally to be projected unidirectionally towards turbine designs so as to streamline the energy source and provide a more consistent flow. Would this increase the efficiency of energy transfer? When I visit major metropolitan areas with sky scrapers redirecting wind downward towards the streets, in some areas it is consistent and annoying for people who need to cross these windy streets. Some of these areas really push you around. But what if these areas could inspire engineers to harness this power to constantly supply wind into a turbine design that is hidden much like the early dynamos under the streets. Would it be possible to redirect all wind downwards into such turbines to power cities? Today we scatter wind turbines in fields to try and capture as much as the wind as possible. We are forced to change the direction of the turbines when the wind changes. But what if the wind was simply redirected towards a series of turbines?

I'm passionate about

Increasing my knowledge and understanding of everything around me. Lately into astronomy.

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Anything and everything. I enjoy expanding my knowledge, imagining things, and learning new wonders.

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Adam Piotuch
Posted over 3 years ago
Corporations that make profit from peace
Often times, corporations donate funds and solutions to solve issues in the real world. So it is in the duty of the investor to take into consideration the outcomes of these business decisions and quantify the value of these decisions to translate them into monetary gains. The ultimate goal of a corporation is viewed as generating the largest profit while mitigating the most risk in a venture. So to quantify the impact of it's business decisions that are not normally tracked could turn things around. For example, if a bad corporation dumped chemicals in a lake, this decision should not be forgotten or hidden, it should be tracked to see how much damage the decision has caused in the environment. The impact to the environment should be tracked to see how much the clean up would cost as opposed to if nothing is done. The damage dealt to the environment as well as affected businesses and individuals should be accounted for to get a more complete cost analysis of the situation. When looking at this 'crisis' in a Chinese proverbial manner, this is an opportunity for another corporation to step in and solve the problem. The trick is for this new corporation to provide a more cost effective way to solve the issue. If this corporation's solution is less than the cost of the crisis if left unattended (which causes the ripple effect to occur where subsequent business are affected are left to clean up the mess), then the corporation at fault as well as the surrounding businesses who would otherwise be affected should invest in the new corporation to attend to the matter. My idea is not fully thought through since there is no profit gained, however this business model would minimize cost expenditures which in turn would bring a monetary value to the new corporation's service in the form of savings. Unfortunately, we leave these types of accidents up to the governments who are not for profit, or insurance companies who overcharge and are also overcharged themselves.