Business:Management & Marketing
Let’s say You work for NASA, and you are in charge of the rockets. Specifically, keeping all the rockets and teeny-tiny rocket pieces that are under development in one place, and all of the rockets and teeny-tiny rocket pieces that are fire-tested and ready to fly astronauts into space, in another place. Your single-most important task is to schedule both unique sets of parts to pass through the same shops and machines so that you achieve both your engineering development needs, and your customer-focused launch schedule...all while making sure the two piles remain accounted for and separate. Your ultimate failure is someone, in a mad fervor to meet a deadline, accidentally grabbing one of your test rocket bits, and slapping it onto a launch vehicle that is carrying real people, or a company's critical satellite, into space. In this ultra-high stakes environment, what would you do to ensure mistakes weren’t made? Now it’s time to meet a man whose job, and concern, is exactly this.
Jack Tucker began his space career as a Structures Engineer on Delta IV rockets before transitioning to a Systems Lead with the Atlas V, and finally, Chief of the Space Launch Systems Team with the USAF before transitioning from the military to assume the role of Manager of Master Scheduling with commercial space exploration company, SpaceX. He is also the founder of NewSpace Ventures, an amazingly popular online spreadsheet that allows Space Enthusiasts, Technologists & Entrepreneurs to share, discover, and discuss leading edge space technologies, products and companies with the aim of spurring excitement, generating ideas, and furthering commercial space entrepreneurship.
In the incredibly competitive, potentially dangerous, and hyper-dynamic environment of commercial space exploration, Jack is the ‘keeper of the clock’. Decisions he makes can mean the difference between the kind of success that creates legacy and goes in history books, and the kind of failure that destroys lives and dreams.
In such an environment, does improvisational thinking have room to exist? Let’s find out…
Improvisationally Speaking Episode 19 with Grammy Nominated Conductor Alastair Willis
Improvisationally Speaking Episode 18 with Nationally Recognized Lawyer-Entrepreneur, Peter J Strauss
Improvisationally Speaking Episode 17 with Journalist, Author, Artist, National Public Radio Talk Show Host Celeste Headlee
Improvisationally Speaking Episode 16 with special guest, Paul Pierce Producing Artistic Director of the Springer Opera House
Improvisationally Speaking Episode 15 with Junkyard Dog, Visionary and Entrepreneur, Dr. Joey Rivera
Improvisationally Speaking Episode 14 with Marine, Veteran, Paralympic Champion, Cross-Country Cyclist and Mega-Marathoner, Rob Jones
Improvisationally Speaking Episode 13 with Shian Chuan - Leadership Coach, Facilitator and Certified NLP Master Practitioner
Improvisationally Speaking Episode 12 with Charlie Gary of Planetary Resources Inc
Improvisationally Speaking Episode 10 with CAPTAIN ENCOURAGEMENT A.K.A Nicholas Domingo
Improvisationally Speaking Episode 9 with Frank Abagnale, whose life inspired the movie and musical 'Catch Me If You Can'
Improvisationally Speaking Episode 8 with Creator of Live Yes And, Travis Thomas
Improvisationally Speaking Episode 7 - Mark Chenovick.mp3
Improvisationally Speaking Episode 6 - Ben Kurland.mp3
Improvisationally Speaking Episode 5 with special guest Jeff Duncan-Andrade
Improvisationally Speaking the Podcast Episode 4 with guest Seattle City Councilmember Mike O'Brien
Improvisationally Speaking the Podcast Episode 3 with guest Tessa Frost
Improvisationally Speaking the Podcast Episode 2 with guest Nicoletta Crisponi
Improvisationally Speaking the Podcast Episode 1 with guest Chris Schembra
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