Author Archives: Dave Oliver

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Submarine History Symposium

Sep

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I will be at the Naval Submarine League Symposium on 31 October if anyone wants their copies of Against the Tide signed. It will be a great opportunity to discuss how Dave Minton’s patrol aboard … Read More >>

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Tantor Media purchases audio rights for Against the Tide

Sep

23

Naval Institute Press notified me this week that Tantor Media had purchased audio rights for Against the Tide.  Interesting, a month ago I sent the Press a new leadership book that is essentially a follow-on to … Read More >>

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Delaware USNA Alumni Dinner

Mar

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26 Oct 15.  At classmate Jim Ring’s invitation, Linda and I traveled to Dover to participate in a Naval Academy annual alumni dinner. This is a audience with a deep understanding of the background so … Read More >>

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Newport News

Mar

1

2 September 2015. Admiral Chuck Beers arranged for me to be hosted by the Chief Engineer, Charles Southall, of the Newport News Shipyard so I might tour the facility and speak to their people about … Read More >>

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Silverdale, Bremerton and Paulsbro

Jul

12

Accompanied by her sister, Nancy Merrick, Linda and I set forth for the Pacific NorthWest  in late June. Out destination was deep under the tall conifers lining the fiords that lead to one of the … Read More >>

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Chinese Edition

Apr

23

A publisher in Beijing surprised me this week. They  acquired the rights to issue a Chinese language copy of Against the Tide.  I have often idly wondered what would be the motivation to go to … Read More >>

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A Week in Washington

Mar

20

Linda and I are completing a week in Washington speaking with groups of friends about Admiral Rickover and the general subject of leadership.  Numerous people have been graciously provided us forums. General Nordy Swartz let … Read More >>

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Aussie Reviews Against the Tide

Mar

20

Reviewed by Dr Gregory P. Gilbert ONE MUST create the ability in this staff to generate clear forceful arguments for opposing viewpoints as well as for their own. Open discussions and disagreements must be encouraged.— … Read More >>

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Recent Book Review published in Naval Historical Foundation (3/17/15)

Mar

20

Reviewed by Phillip G. Pattee, Ph.D. Against the Tide: Rickover’s Leadership Principles and the Rise of the Nuclear Navy is Dave Oliver’s second book on leadership. His first book, Lead On!: A Practical Approach to … Read More >>

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An evening in New London, Connecticut

Mar

13

Jim Roy and the Electric Boat Management Council (the men and women chiefly responsible today for building our national nuclear submarine fleet) invited me to speak at their monthly dinner about Intent to Deceive. Our … Read More >>

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