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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Three Men of Modern Manufacturing

Feb

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I was being interviewed by Erik Ofgang of Connecticut Magazine this morning. His questions reminded me how few recognize the contemporaneous and parallel accomplishments of Admiral Rickover, Bill Smith of Motorola and W. Edwards Deming. My … Read More >>

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Day Trips into Cold War History

Jan

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Several publicists have been working to get more visibility for Against the Tide. One venue they are using is the radio interview, which tends to emphasize the size and diversity of our country. I have spoken to Frank … Read More >>

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