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Friday, November 27, 2015

Is Goldstein just invisible?

Why does no one ever hear anything at all about Goldstein?
We all know that McMillan has been a total and complete failure as a director, and that SNL has an unqualified director that was hand-picked by Moniz, but we never hear much from Goldstein. Is he just invisible?

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Goldstein has always been invisible, the guy working behind the scenes. He was a surprising choice for Director, but then there probably weren't many competitors either.

Anonymous said...

In a cost saving move, he released his personsl public relations staff.

Anonymous said...

Goldstein is smart, uber smart, he understands the NNSA culture and has long since figured out how to survive in the highly attenuated national lab culture; keep a low profile, don't rock the boat and keep banking that fat paycheck. Way to go Bill, you deserve it!

Anonymous said...

He doesn't care what a few malcontents blog,,.

Anonymous said...

Goldstein doesn't get anything out of spouting his mouth off. He does his job, he makes informed strategic decision, he doesn't play the usual territorial games that other inferior manager have to play to make it. And I suspect he has a life outside of the lab and hasn't had to sell his soul like others have. He was never a talker to begin with. Don't expect him to change.

Anonymous said...

Goldstein doesn't get anything out of spouting his mouth off. He does his job, he makes informed strategic decision, he doesn't play the usual territorial games that other inferior manager have to play to make it. And I suspect he has a life outside of the lab and hasn't had to sell his soul like others have. He was never a talker to begin with. Don't expect him to change.

November 30, 2015 at 6:27 PM.

This is partially true, however keeping his mouth shut has been a form of selling his soul, at the same time it has also been a way of keeping his sanity and trying to do the best he can in managing a steady decline. Since 2000 the labs have been dying and are now just a bizarre and strange place where only the corrupt, criminal, soulless, dishonest, and utterly desperate thrive. The real talent has for the most part left, perhaps it has only been 5-6% a year but after 15 years we now have the the current so-called workforce, yet, there is minute and silent number left who keep a scant form of fleeting dignity trying to serve the nation. Goldstein may lie somewhere in that dwindling twilight and if this is true amazing that he was chosen director LLNL.

Anonymous said...

Original post: SNL has an unqualified director that was hand-picked by Moniz...


The President of Sandia National Laboratories does not have a Ph.D.: Jill Hruby

Adam Rowen a former manager of the Materials Chemistry Department at Sandia Livermore does not have a Ph.D. either.

The 3 individuals at Sandia are the first ever Vice Presidents without a Ph.D. in Science or Engineering to lead technical divisions at Sandia. A quick search on the internet shows that Adam Rowen went to a school in New Mexico.

Anonymous said...

who the hell cares

Anonymous said...

Mr. "No PhD" is deeply jealous and pathologically obsessive.

Anonymous said...

As a longtime LLNL employee of 20+ years, I was wondering who is this Goldstein person you're inquiring about? Should I have heard of him or her?

Anonymous said...

Dead thread.

Anonymous said...

SNL Director Hruby doesn't have a PhD either, PhDs don't matter, don't bother getting one.

Anonymous said...

Too late.

Anonymous said...

PhDs don't matter, don't bother getting one.

December 3, 2015 at 4:08 AM

I didn't "get one." But I did become one.

Anonymous said...

How is it possible that all those SNL people don't have PhDs? (Jill Hruby and Adam Rowen)

Anonymous said...

The problem is that PhD's tend to think for themselves and we cannot have this in the new NNSA!

Anonymous said...

PhD managers. Enough said.

Anonymous said...

Yah, we can't have eggheads like Bethe, Oppenheimer, Kistiakowski, et al, managing a lab. They'd never get anything done, would they?!

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