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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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Speaking at the Thames Club

Dec

2

Admiral Dave Goebel and his wife Earline asked us to speak last evening on Admiral Rickover and leadership at the Thames Club in New London, Connecticut.  We focused on how upcoming defense budget events might … Read More >>

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Renewing Old Ties

Dec

1

We invited the New London submarine commanders to a cocktail party at the Nautilus Memorial this afternoon.  I explained why I had written the book –the perceived rise of China and Russia, the impending budget … Read More >>

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Against the Tide published

Nov

30

Against the Tide: Rickover’s Leadership Principles and the Rise of the Nuclear Navy was released 15 November. John Hamre, the former Deputy Secretary of Defense (current President of the Center for Strategy and International Studies), … Read More >>

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Defense Acquisition

Oct

16

Last summer the US Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, co chaired by Senators Levin and McCain, asked several individuals to write about the process of getting equipment for our fighting forces, or in the shorthand … Read More >>

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November CSIS Discussion and Book Signing

Sep

22

Against the Tide will be published on 15 November. The Center for Strategy and International Study has agreed to sponsor a discussion of the influence of Rickover’s management style on American industry. This event is … Read More >>

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Larger than Life Personalities and the 1958 International Geophyiscal Year

Apr

11

Yesterday an international watch company (Jaeger-LeCoultre) rolled out a new watch based on a model they had first introduced during the International Geophysical Year in 1958. In America they unveiled the collection in New York … Read More >>

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What Would Rickover Do

Mar

26

My brother, Tim Oliver, has served for eight years as the President of the Capitol Chapter of the Naval Submarine League. For his last meeting today he invited me to speak. I have therefore poached … Read More >>

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Is Good Management Sufficient?

Mar

11

At the invitation of Fred Rainbow, I gave a presentation to the Leadership Forum of The Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association last night. At the conclusion, Linda and I took questions for an hour … Read More >>

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Moving West

Mar

3

After living in Northern Virginia for a couple of decades, Linda and I are moving this Spring to Patrick’s Point which is just north of  Trinidad in Northern California, where the redwoods kiss the fog.  … Read More >>

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