Tag Archives: Engineering

Leadership Reflections from Apollo at 50: Failure, Complexity, and Control

This post is #WorkingOutLoud, sharing a draft chapter from my upcoming Social Age Guidebook on ‘Apollo: Leadership Reflections from the Space Race’. It’s not proofed or finalised yet, so please treat it kindly. “Failure is not an option” is the … Continue reading

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Loops of Leadership

Engineers describe two types of system: ‘open’ and ‘closed’ loops. In an open loop system, there are inputs, and outputs, but no feedback. The systems presses on regardless. In a closed loop system, part of the output is fed back, … Continue reading

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The thing and the fear of the thing: why electricity may not be all that bad after all.

Herman was built in 1967, making him reassuringly older than me. He starts with a bang and a cloud of smoke, has a top speed of 40-45mph, depending how steeply you’re going downhill, and brakes that are, at best, optimistic. … Continue reading

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