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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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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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