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3 Questions To Help Avoid “Ask Fever”

Within the U.S. space industry, the term “go fever,” refers to the general idea that engineering teams sometimes rush to get a project completed or a program implemented without taking the appropriate time to assess problems or concerns.  “Go fever,” was identified as a contributing factor in both the Space Shuttle Challenger (1986) and Space […]


Asking for Money or Educating?

Do you view your work as asking donors for money?  Or do you view your work as educating donors?  The difference, of course, is substantial. One question, the first, is focused on a transaction in which we get some of what the donor has.  It also suggests that we are responsible for the asking.  On […]