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Blast Off

I’ve just hit ‘send’ on the final manuscript for my next book: the final title is “To the Moon and Back: Leadership Reflections from Apollo”, and it forms the next in my series of Social Age Guidebooks. This final illustration … Continue reading

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Leadership Reflections from Apollo: #WorkingOutLoud

As well as the main chapters for the Guidebook, there are some shorter topics that will be covered in breakout boxes. Today i am sharing three of these as part of #WorkingOutLoud. Reflection: Orbit If you are a mathematician, or … Continue reading

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Illustrating Apollo #2

Today i have completed a new illustration for the Guidebook on ‘Apollo: Leadership Reflections at 50’: it shows Michael Collins (one of the Apollo 11 astronauts), in the simulator, with a white-shirted technician behind him. One of the sections in … Continue reading

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Reflections from Apollo at 50: Part 1 – Isolation

Michael Collins, piloting the lunar orbiter Columbia was, for a short time at least, the most isolated human in the universe. He orbited far from the Eagle, the spider like lander which Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were piloting to … Continue reading

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Apollo

The Saturn 5 rocket, the one that lofted Armstrong, Collins, and Aldrin, into space and set them on the path to the moon, had more than three million parts to it. It’s sometimes reckoned to be the most complex machine … Continue reading

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Fire and Fury

I have to say that when the two Falcon Heavy boosters touched down, in perfect synchrony, after shooting their record breaking payload into orbit, i felt pretty emotional. It wasn’t just the wild applause, or the bursts of Bowie’s ‘Space … Continue reading

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Hold Open Spaces

‘Holding open spaces’ is a phrase that keeps slipping into my mind: hold open spaces to learn, spaces to change, spaces to rehearse, to explore. In the Social Age, the role of leaders not to lead with their own knowledge … Continue reading

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