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David Livingston on Individual Initiative and the Role of Culture in Space Development

11 May 2013, 16:48 UTC
David Livingston on Individual Initiative and the Role of Culture in Space Development
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Congratulations on 2k+ invaluable insightful shows! Thank you! "As my graduate students know, when I teach my business classes at Space Studies, I tell them, ah, to put more faith in people and their accomplishments, than, maybe in the good idea or the market research or the financial analysis. Because people who have accomplished great things over and over again - know how to do that, know how to run a business, know how to make things happen - and, while there happens to be a lot of things with SpaceX that I may not understand or may not appreciate - for example Grasshopper and their reusability - I don't for one minute shortchange what Elon Musk and his team can put together and do. Because I look at people and people make the difference. So having met Elon early on, back when he was talking about Mars Oasis, long before SpaceX existed, I, ah, am a believer in SpaceX and I think my expectations my expectations have been met - although, I probably had some, ah, 'go fever', ah, with John on the telephone - especially one night with Falcon One launches - um, you know we thought, ah, ...

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