The design process for aircraft is one of the main digital disruptions in the aerospace sector. The CH-53K King Stallion helicopter that Sikorsky is developing for the U.S. Marine Corps is the Lockheed Martin subsidiary’s first production aircraft built with a completely digital, paperless design, said Andreas Bernhard, the helicopter’s chief engineer at Sikorsky. Looking ahead to the 2020s, Bernhard predicted, “our most profitable product is no longer going to be the Black Hawk, but the CH-53K.” New technologies on the CH-53K also include composite rotor blades that he said “generate enough lift to carry an empty Black Hawk,” a transmission with improved power density than previous generation Sikorsky helicopters, and digital engine controls in the cockpit.
Die Bundesministerin für Wirtschaft und Energie und Koordinatorin der Bundesregierung für die Deutsche Luft- und Raumfahrt, Brigitte Zypries, eröffnet heute Abend die zweite StartUp Night! Luft- und Raumfahrt im Bundeswirtschaftsministerium. Diese Netzwerkveranstaltung bringt Unternehmen der Luft- und Raumfahrtbranche mit Start-ups zusammen.
Bundeswirtschaftsministerin Zypries: „Die Luft- und Raumfahrt ist eine Schlüsselbranche für den Technologiestandort Deutschland. Sie trifft heute auf innovative Start-ups, deren Gründerinnen und Gründer mit neuen Ideen überraschen und überzeugen. Diese Vernetzung von Start-ups und etablierter Wirtschaft bietet große Chancen für beide Seiten!“
Mark Blyth is a political economist and professor of international political economy at Brown University whose research focuses upon how uncertainty and randomness impact complex systems, particularly economic systems, and why people continue to believe stupid economic ideas despite buckets of evidence to the contrary. He is the author of several books, including Great Transformations: Economic Ideas and Institutional Change in the Twentieth Century, Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea and The Future of the Euro.
With the Singularity University Germany Summit 2016 in Berlin heading into the second day of the event, it is time to have a closer look at the co-founder of Singularity University:
Peter H. Diamandis
He is an entrepreneur best known for being the founder of the X Prize Foundation, the co-founder and executive chairman of Singularity University and the co-author of the New York Times bestsellers Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think and BOLD: How to Go Big, Create Wealth, and Impact the World. Additionally, he is also the co-founder of the Zero Gravity Corporation, Space Adventures Ltd., the International Space University, Planetary Resources, and vice-chairman & co-founder of Human Longevity, Inc.
With the Singularity University Germany Summit 2016 in Berlin around the corner, it is time to look at yet another concept in the context of this event:
- Moonshot Thinking -
Let's hear it from the "Captain of Moonshots" himself, the head of Alphabet's Google X,
"Great dreams aren't just visions," says Astro Teller, "They're visions coupled to strategies for making them real." The head of X (formerly Google X), Teller takes us inside the "moonshot factory," as it's called, where his team seeks to solve the world's biggest problems through experimental projects like balloon-powered Internet and wind turbines that sail through the air. Find out X's secret to creating an organization where people feel comfortable working on big, risky projects and exploring audacious ideas.
Singularity University (SU) is a benefit corporation based on NASA’s research campus in Silicon Valley. The organization provides educational programs, innovative partnerships and a startup accelerator to help individuals, businesses, institutions, investors, NGOs and governments understand cutting-edge technologies, and how to utilize these technologies to positively impact billions of people. SU was founded by Peter Diamandis and Ray Kurzweil in 2008, and since then, has empowered individuals from more than 85 countries to apply exponentially growing technologies.
"JOCKO WILLINK is a decorated retired Navy SEAL officer, author of the book Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win,and co-founder of Echelon Front, where he is a leadership instructor, speaker, and executive coach. Jocko spent 20 years in the U.S. Navy SEAL Teams, starting as an enlisted SEAL and rising through the ranks to become a SEAL officer. As commander of SEAL Team Three’s Task Unit Bruiser during the battle of Ramadi, he orchestrated SEAL operations that helped the “Ready First” Brigade of the US Army’s First Armored Division bring stability to the violent, war-torn city.
Great concept and another outstanding point by Seth Godin!
If a crowd gets to talk to someone they admire after a talk or a conference, questions that usually come up, range from, "What's your morning routine", to "Who are your mentors".
One eager writer even took it to the extreme by asking bestselling author Stephen King:
"What kind of pencil do you use?".
His 4-Hour Workweek book was on the Best Seller List for 7 consecutive years. His next books, the 4-Hour Body and the 4-Hour Chef both became instant bestsellers. He's an angel investor and an advisor to Facebook, Twitter, Stumbleupon, Evernote and Uber, among other companies.
“There are pilots and there are pilots; with the good ones, it is inborn. You can’t teach it. If you are a fighter pilot, you have to be willing to take risks.”
— Robin OIds
Robin Olds - The Rest of His Story
Clarence Leonard "Kelly" Johnson was an American systems engineer and aeronautical innovator. He was renown for his contributions to many noteworthy aircraft designs, including the Lockheed U-2 and SR-71 Blackbird spy planes, as well as the P-38 Lightning, P-80 Shooting Star, and F-104 Starfighter, among others.
Chris Hadfield is a retired Canadian astronaut who was the first Canadian to walk in space. An engineer and former Royal Canadian Air Force Fighter pilot, Hadfield has flown two space shuttle missions and served as commander of the International Space Station.
CEO and co-founder of 1st Phorm and S2 Supplement Superstores, Andy is the perfect example of what separates the great from the good. From sales lessons he learned as a kid to how and why Andy and his partner Chris didn’t take home a paycheck their first three years in business, Andy shares with us his story which epitomizes what it means to have humble beginnings. Relentlessly displaying an unwavering resilience and commitment to achieving success no matter the cost, Andy is revolutionizing his industry and standing out as a real leader among entrepreneurs. By building a value-driven culture and consistently focusing on putting passion over a paycheck, Andy’s success story is both impressive, inspirational, and definitive of what the true meaning of entrepreneurship really is.
Seth Godin is an American author, entrepreneur, marketer, and public speaker.
Another random find in the YouTube referral tab: Peter Sage
I especially liked the interviews he did with Brian Rose on London Real.
- Game Changer!
I was first introduced to Gary by accident (YouTube referral). I almost closed the video too soon - due to his first impression...what a showoff!
BUT - I didn't...and I can honestly say, I'm glad about that!
So have a look for yourself:
Start with why...
- How great leaders inspire action
Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership — starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?" His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers ...
He explores how leaders can inspire cooperation, trust and change. He's the author of the classic "Start With Why"; his latest book is "Leaders Eat Last."
I saw Boris at the TEDx event in Leipzig in 2015 and it was a great presentation that I wanted to share with everybody!
4 steps of change:
1. unconscious incompetence
2. conscious incompetence
3. conscious competence
4. unconscious competence
University of Texas at Austin 2014 Commencement Address - Admiral William H. McRaven
1. Little things in life matter - If you can't do the little things right, you will never be able to do the big things right - If you want to change the world, start by making your bed!
2. You can't change the world alone, you will need some help - If you want to change the world, find someone to help you paddle!
3. Nothing matters, but your will to succeed - If you want to change the world, measure a person by the size of their heart, not by the size of their flippers!
- Challenge Coins-
...are a bit of a mystery to the world outside the military. Dating back to ancient Rome, we still use them as a symbol of respect and comradery today.
My first experience with challenge coins happened about 10 years ago while serving in a flight squadron that handed out a coin for their anniversary. The history and meaning behind it immediately struck a chord with me. I value the coins I have received over the years, as they pay homage to my experiences in the military.
Ever since then, I've used this same tradition of gifting coins to comrades that served with me throughout my career.