Naval Institute Press will publish my Rickover leadership book next August. Because of the necessary steps in the process, I submit the manuscript on 2 December, so this week is set aside to edit the final draft. I was reading this morning the draft of an Andy Marshall manuscript discussing the early success of RAND. […]READ MORE
Author Archive: Dave Oliver
New leadership book
According to a telephone call this morning, Naval Institute is on the verge of deciding to publish my Against the Tide (working title) next fall. This non-fiction book uses previously unrecounted history to demonstrate the unique management practices of the man who invented the nuclear submarine, changed the culture of a two-hundred-year-old institution and affected […]READ MORE
Blog for 11th.
Wonderful to finally have time to write novels about events I have been involved in that make a difference. Have completed two novels. One revolves around the drive to eliminate “uncontrolled nuclear weapons” and weapons-grade plutonium. The second had to do with the pros and cons of regime change. Both are polished sufficiently to be […]READ MORE
I write books…
I write books about events, successes and failures which I have experienced. I learned about leadership from the military, in my roles in American and European industry and as a political appointee. Fortunately, several of my early bosses were alcoholics, so I quickly experienced the bottom of the barrel, and later, when I had more […]READ MORE