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Three Men of Modern Manufacturing

Feb

4

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

29

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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Snow Alters Plans

Jan

28

Snow in New England in January — who could have expected such an event?  Blizzard Juno moved through New York to Boston this week, sweeping away my speaking engagements with the Electric Boat Management Council, Connecticut … Read More >>

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Against the Tide in 3rd Printing; San Diego Plans

Jan

15

Which will be out in February, but the publisher (Naval Institute Press) told me yesterday he still has 300 copies of the second printing available. Linda and I are firming up our San Diego plans … Read More >>

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2nd Printing Available Soon

Jan

7

Amazon has just announced that they will have books available for shipment on 10 January — a good thing.  These books are from the second printing, which the publisher commissioned in December. Jim Roy of … Read More >>

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The Birth of Nuclear Power

Dec

10

It has been instructive the last two years to watch Michael Pack (and his spouse, Gina) put together the Rickover documentary which showed on PBS tonight. Just as photographic art differs from the stokes that … Read More >>

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Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport (Rhode Island)

Dec

6

This week Captain Howard Goldman and his staff permitted me to talk about Admiral Rickover’s leadership and management style and the lessons for today.  I hope they enjoyed the ensuing discussion as much as I … Read More >>

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Naval War College Museum

Dec

6

John Kennedy at the Naval War College Museum in Newport,Rhode Island, sponsors a luncheon “Eight Bells” discussions.  They are reportedly held atop the very same boards trod by Alfred Thayer Mahan as he expounded the … Read More >>

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Nautilus Museum in Connecticut

Dec

4

Spoke to the staff of the Submarine Force Library and Submarine Force Museum, where Nautilus, less her reactor, “floats” in a perpetual bed of concrete.  They, and their Officer in Charge, Commander Ben Amdur, have … Read More >>

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Leadership Workshops

Dec

3

The Coast Guard Academy today graciously carved out some time from a leadership workshop to discuss how Rickover’s management principles fit into the five practices of Kouzes’ and Prosner’s “Leadership Challenge.” The discussion was two-way … Read More >>

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